Career Step Enhances Pharmacy Technician Training to Meet ASHP Requirements
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has enhanced its Pharmacy Technician course offering to meet American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) requirements. Accordingly, the program has been submitted for ASHP accreditation. In conjunction with the updates, Career Step has renewed its partnership with Paradigm, whose content is aligned with the ASHP Model 4 curriculum. These changes will improve the educational experience and allow students to excel in their chosen career as a pharmacy technician.
“We have increased our hours from 285 to 600 in order to expand our program and enrich the preparation of our students,” said Jerolyn Robertson, Career Step Vice President of Academics. “We now include more simulations and have added 200 hours of required externship, which means our students will be well prepared to move into their career upon graduation.”
The Career Step Pharmacy Technician training program covers pharmacology, pharmacy law, prescriptions, nonsterile compounding and additional material, to prepare students for the field. The course incorporates feedback from employers and prepares students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam upon graduation. The opportunity to participate in a local externship though Walgreens or CVS Pharmacy is also an option in most areas across the U.S., making it easier for students to fulfill their required externship.
“Student success is our highest priority at Career Step, and providing excellent curriculum is a vital part of helping our students develop the skills they need to succeed,” said Laurie McBrierty, Career Step Vice President of Product Management. “These updates ensure that we keep pace with industry trends, standards and accreditations.”
For more information on Career Step’s Pharmacy Technician program, visit CareerStep.com/pharmacy-technician-careers or call 1-800-246-7837.
About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and driving business results through education. More information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.