Denise Nicolette is a Pharmacy Technician student at West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport Campus.
“The WVJC Bridgeport Campus was easy to get to, and I they offered the Pharmacy Technician Program, which is what I was very interested in,” Denise explained. “Unemployment statistics quoted an increasing need and growth for Pharmacy, and the program sounded very interesting.”
She is thoroughly enjoying WVJC Bridgeport so far. “My favorite part of attending is everything! My brain is so happy!”
Her biggest supporter was Ms. Gilbert, who Denise says had confidence in her when she did not have it in herself. Also, she appreciates the support of Mr. James Jones for showing her the reality from both sides.
The WVJC Pharmacy Technician Program teaches students to prepare chemotherapy and IV antibiotics, manage home infusion, compound creams and capsules, prepare total nutrition mixtures, recognize neonatal and geriatric considerations, maintain controlled substance logs, use ampoule and glass filter syringes, reconstitute antibiotics, calculate flow rates, calculate dosages identify the classification of drugs and understand pharmacy law and patient privacy.
Pharmacy Technicians could work in locations such as retail chain sites, long-term care, home health pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, nuclear pharmacies, in-patient care pharmacies, psychiatric pharmacies, and incarceration facility pharmacies.