Tulsa, Okla., (April 27, 2011) – Effective immediately, the Pharmacy Technician Program (PhT) at Community Care College (CCC) will be using mock-meds in the laboratory.
“The students were very excited to begin using the Mock-Meds in the lab. My goal was to enhance my students’ learning experience by providing the most realistic training drug products available so that they are more confident and prepared to step into their career as a pharmacy technician,” said Amber Smith, PhT department head.
Mock-Meds provides realistic practice medications for students including capsules, tablets, injections and antibiotic suspensions. Previously, students used other substitutes for tablets and capsules.
The educationally qualified pharmacy technician is a very important part of the pharmacy industry. Upon receipt of state permit, some of the duties graduates may be responsible for include: receiving incoming prescriptions, transcribing physician’s orders, calculating
dosages, using drug distribution systems, preparing IV’s, packaging medications, filling patient cassettes, labeling prescriptions, and interfacing with patients. The CCC PhT program equips the graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the requirements of an entry-level Pharmacy Technician and the ability to assume such a position. The Associate of Occupational Science degree is designed to provide a foundation that will enable degree holders to seek and apply for management roles in their healthcare specialties. The graduate will be fully prepared to take the CPhT examination. Employment opportunities for graduates include positions in hospitals, medical centers, skilled nursing facilities, private pharmacies, retail drug stores, outpatient clinics, and pharmaceutical companies.
About Community Care College
Community Care College, Oklahoma’s choice for career education, is a licensed and accredited institution offering various online, diploma and associate degree programs in the healthcare, legal, and business disciplines. Community Care College serves as the main campus to branch campuses Clary Sage College (cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, fashion and interior design) and Oklahoma Technical College (automotive, welding and barbering) which all operate under the same ownership. More information on all campuses can be found at www.CollegeSooner.com.