If you are looking to be a part of a healthcare team through indirect patient care, becoming a pharmacy technician may be the right fit for you. The role of the pharmacy technician has evolved from someone who simply counts pills and checks out customers, to a medical professional who plays a significant role in the pharmaceutical setting. Pharmacy technicians have a complex working knowledge of pharmacy operations, such as mixing IVs, checking prescriptions for drug interactions, performing dosage and flow rate calculations, complying with HIPAA regulations, and brand and generic drug names. Pharmacy technicians may use their knowledge and skills in pharmacy settings such as hospitals, retail, compounding and home infusion.
The Pharmacy Technician program at WVJC will help prepare you for a successful career as a pharmacy technician, through hands-on lab classes and externships. The program also assists students in preparing for the PTCB—Pharmacy Technician certification exam.
For Trevlin Delbrook, a current WVJC pharmacy technician student, this was the right choice for him. Trevlin is set to graduate in December 2017 with his Associate Degree from the Pharmacy Technician program. He is eager to join the work force and start a career in a field that he is passionate about. Before attending West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport, Trevlin attended East Fairmont High School. When his senior year rolled around, he started thinking about his passions and where he could see in his future career path. After meeting with Kristin Kirk, WVJC’s High School Admissions Representative, he felt that WVJC was the right path for him.
After scheduling an appointment with Kristin he knew WVJC was right for him. He says his interests were peaked “because it was a shorter program and I was highly interested in the field of Pharmacy.” He chose the Pharmacy Tech program because he was passionate about helping others, but knew enough about himself to know that Medical Assisting wasn’t for him. This was a way he could help others, but through indirect patient care.
Trevlin’s favorite part about attending WVJC is the friendships he has made. He also admires the fact that all the teachers are all very helpful and want to see you succeed and pass your certifications as much as you do. Trevlin’s ideal job is to work at WVU Medicine as a pharmacy technician. He hopes to be interviewing with them soon and begin his life and career with a hospital with such a great reputation. Trevlin lives by one quote “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”
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