MCC Offers Pharmacy Technician Program Starting August 31; New Externship Option Announced

MANCHESTER, Conn.  (August 18, 2020) – Manchester Community College is offering a non-credit pharmacy technician program beginning Monday, August 31, and running through Monday, December 14. For the safety of faculty and students, classes will meet remotely via WebEx twice a week. The program also includes additional hours of simulation to be completed by students individually.

The 134-hour program is recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and prepares students for entry-level positions in community, hospital or long-term care pharmacy settings.

Students can sit for the PTCB national certification exam upon successful completion of the program.

Those interested in gaining hands-on experience during the program will note that MCC has begun a new partnership with Hartford HealthCare pharmacies that includes an optional 80-hour externship. There is no additional fee for the externship, which begins in October for students who choose to participate. The externship enables students to gain experience working under the direction of Hartford HealthCare’s pharmacy staff members in hospital and community settings. At the completion of the externship, students may be considered for employment opportunities in the Hartford HealthCare system.

Hartford HealthCare’s care-delivery system includes two tertiary-level teaching hospitals, an acute-care community teaching hospital, an acute-care hospital and trauma center, three community hospitals, the state’s most extensive behavioral health network, a large multispecialty physician group, a clinical care organization, a regional home care system, an array of senior care services and a large physical therapy and rehabilitation network at more than 350 locations in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Scholarship funding may be available for the pharmacy technician program.

For more information about the course and to register, visit the website.