PRLog - Aug. 15, 2012 - NORCROSS, Ga. -- PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – Ashworth College announced the addition of Certified Pharmacy Technician (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/)
Changing Lives for 25 Years
Committed to the success of its graduates, Ashworth developed the program to provide in-depth instruction on how to succeed in the medical and health care industry and for working with patients and medical professionals in hospitals, clinics and more than 50,000 pharmacies across America.
“According to the Department of Labor Statistics, the number of pharmacy technician careers is expected to grow as much as 32% within the next decade,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Chief Academic Officer. “To keep up with demand it’s imperative that we give our graduates every opportunity to succeed -- which includes providing the most up-to-date course content and a path to certification.”
Once a student completes the base Pharmacy Technician online training program, Ashworth allows each graduate to sit for the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) which is administered through a partnership with the National Healthcareer Association. Technicians who pass are granted the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
Ashworth’s Pharmacy Technician Program
Ashworth’s nationally accredited Pharmacy Technician program is comprised of 15 comprehensive lessons, including learning objectives, lecture notes, review questions, multiple-choice exams and written assignments. Specifically:
• The Science of Pharmacology and in practice
• Dosage Forms and Routes of Administration;
• Dispensing Medications and the Community Pharmacy
• Hospital Pharmacy Practice
• Non-sterile Pharmaceutical Compounding and Human Relations
• Infection Control; Preparing Sterile IVs
• Medication Safety
• Antibiotics, Antifungals, and Antivirals
• Narcotic Pain Relievers, Neurologicals, and Psychiatric Drugs
• Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Drugs
• Urinary System and Cardiovascular Drugs
• Muscle Relaxants, Nonnarcotic Analgesics, Hormones, and Topicals
• Chemotherapy and Miscellaneous Pharmaceutical Products
As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its programs to fit with the student’s budget as well as personal and career goals. Students are able to start the program at any time and study at their own pace. The program is extremely conducive to the working professional’
“Becoming certified can be a major asset to one’s career, so we want to ensure each student reaches their goal without any unnecessary obstacles getting in their way,” added Dr. Gargiulo. “When hiring in the medical and healthcare fields, a candidate’s certification becomes a mark of excellence, demonstrating a level of knowledge and skills that others don't have.”
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.