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Edison State College Offers Pharmacy Technician Training in Partnership With UF

Jan 10, 2014

Edison State College Continuing Education has partnered with the University of Florida to offer the State of Florida Pharmacy Technician Training course.  This course will also prepare students to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.  Classes will begin February 10 and run through June 2 on the Ft. Myers campus and from February 11 through May 29 on the Naples campus.     

“Pharmacy technicians play a significant role in the day-to-day activities of a Pharmacy,” said Adrian Kerr, Associate Dean and Director of Continuing Education at Edison State College.  “This is a challenging and rewarding career field, and students who complete this program will play a significant role in the day-to-day operations of a pharmacy.”

Classes for this 14-week course are held twice a week, and will include a 100-hour externship upon completion of the 84-hour classroom requirements.  Upon completion of this course, individuals are qualified to assist a Pharmacist package or mix prescriptions, maintain client records, refer clients to the Pharmacist for counseling, assist with inventory control and purchasing, as well as collect payment and coordinate billing. 

Space is limited, and advance registration and payment are required.  To register, or to learn more about this course, call (239) 433-6963 or visit

Celebrating 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and affordable institution of higher education. Proud to be tobacco-free, Edison State serves more than 24,000 students across five counties and through Edison Online.

Last Updated: January 10, 2014

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