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Pharmacy Technology (Degree)

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Pharmacy Technology Program (A45580) at Vance-Granville Community College seeks to provide qualified students with the skills necessary to fill the role of a Validating Technician as defined by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Rules, Statutes and Board Policies section 21 NCAC 46.1418. The program will also prepare Certified Technicians to assume the pharmacy technician role in specialty areas such as Medication Therapy Management, Medication Reconciliation, Inventory Management and Pharmacy Technician Administration.

The Pharmacy Technology Program curriculum prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Graduates will maintain patients’ records; fill prescriptions; maintain inventories; set up, package, and label medication doses; prepare solutions and intravenous admixtures; and perform clerical duties, including insurance, billing, adjudication, and 3rd party reconciliation.

Graduates may be employed in hospitals, nursing homes, private and chain drug stores, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and PBM call centers. Graduates will be prepared to take the National Certification Examination developed by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

**Vance Granville Community College Pharmacy Program has become an Advocate Educator through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Educator Program. The pharmacy program is committed to helping students become a part of a qualified and skilled pharmacy technician workforce.**

Vance-Granville Community College uses the top pharmacy management system, PioneerRx, to enhance the learning experience for students through hands-on simulations featuring the functions and workflow processes found in pharmacies today. Visit https://www.pioneerrx.com/ to learn more about PioneerRx’s cutting-edge software. See how PioneerRx measures up against other dispensing systems at http://www.pharmacysoftwarereviews.com/ .

Upon program completion, graduates will be qualified to work as a Validation Technician as defined by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. www.ncbop.org section 21 NCAC 46.14178

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