Community College adding 2-year degree in pharmacy technology

Apr. 16, 2013 @ 08:36 PM

Students in the Pharmacy Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College may now opt to earn an associate in applied science degree. The program will become available during the fall 2013 semester, starting Aug. 19.

An information session and open house about the new program will take place April 23, at both 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., in the small auditorium (Bldg. 2) on the college’s main campus in Vance County.

Previously, the college only offered a one-year (three-semester) diploma for pharmacy technology. Students (even those who were previously enrolled) who hold that degree (or a similar degree from another in-state community college) can complete the additional 30 credit hours to graduate with a new diploma.

The degree qualifies recipients to work as “validating technicians” (as defined by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy) and allows them to assume roles in several specialty areas.

Completion of this program will prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s National Certification Examination.

Call May at (252) 738-3482 for more information.