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  • Pharmacy Technician Diploma - Lafayette Campus

    Our Pharmacy Technician diploma programwas introduced to the Lafayette campusin January 2010, and it's been helping to train students like you for potential entry-level roles as pharmacy technicians ever since.(1)

    Our program at Lafayette includes engaging and informative hands-on lab and classroom experiences. You won't just study material from books, you'll use visual aids to learn anatomy and physiology, and practice in our mock pharmacy lab.

    Call or request information to learn more about our Pharmacy Technician school in Lafayette.

    Student Life in Our Lafayette Pharmacy Tech School

    • In our Pharmacy Technician program lab and classrooms at Lafayette, you can practice developing your hands-on pharmacy tech skills beginning with your first program module.
    • The mock pharmacy resembles a typical retail setting, where you receive mock prescriptions and run them through the filling process to prepare them for your instructors to check.
    • You'll have the opportunity to practice handling partial fills and completion fills, ordering drugs for the next day, calling or faxing doctors' offices for refill requests, and more.
    • Later in your training, you'll practice compounding your own preparations and take part in hands-on labs, working with chemicals and agents like boric acid, acacia, glycerin, isopropyl alcohol; hydrocortisone, zinc oxide, and more.
    • Your last module offers you an externship opportunity, which allows you to work alongside professionals in the field and learn what the job is like in an actual work setting.(2)
    • You can also work toward earning your Pharmacy Tech Certification (CPhT).

    Pharmacy Tech Program Relationships with Lafayette/Acadiana Community

    Our Lafayette Pharmacy Technician program has externship contracts with:

    • Retail sites like Walgreens, CVS, and Winn Dixie.
    • Independent sites like Thrifty Way and some family-owned pharmacies.
    • Hospital sites like Lafayette General and Lafayette Community Clinic.

    Several of our current and past students have worked as externs in these and other local pharmacies, learning on the job from prospective employers and pharmacists in Lafayette Parish.(2)

    Our program features guest speakers:
    Our Lafayette Pharmacy Tech training program features guest speakers including Pharmacists from retail and hospital settings come to our Campus to give students insight on how a pharmacy works and what would be expected of them as pharmacy technicians.(1)

    Our Pharmacy Technician students participate in field trips and fundraisers:
    Our Pharmacy Tech students also join in Campus-wide community fundraising events like Coats for Kids, food drives, and blood drives for the Lafayette community.

    And, Pharmacy Tech students who are members of our Nightingale Medical Honor Society take part in at least eight hours of community service within the Lafayette Parish.

    About Our Lafayette Pharmacy Tech Instructors

    Our Pharmacy Tech program at Lafayette is led by professional, dedicated instructors who are actively involved in our program, care about students' success, and work as a team to accomplish that goal.

    Each instructor has a minimum of four years of real world pharmacy experience in the common areas of pharmacy practice: retail, hospital, and compounding.

    Our instructors' combined experience includes pharmacy positions within these businesses:

    • Winn Dixie
    • Opelousas General Hospital
    • Walmart
    • Super-One
    • Lafayette General Hospital

    Our Pharmacy Tech instructors have CPR certifications, and all instructors are certified as pharmacy technicians.

    Want to know more about our Pharmacy Technician school in Lafayette, Louisiana, and how you may be able to move closer to your career goals as a pharmacy technician?(1) Call or visit our Lafayette college today.

    The Lafayette Pharmacy Technician diploma program has programmatic accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) http://www.ashp.org/. The ASHP is a nationally recognized non-profit pharmacy association that has been accrediting pharmacy technician training programs since 1983. The group says this about accreditation: "Accreditation seeks to enhance the quality of a program/ institution by promoting self evaluation; encouraging quality improvement; and providing public accountability by ensuring specific criteria are met." http://www.ashp.org/DocLibrary/Accreditation/FAQs-Pharm-Tech.aspx