Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program

Program Overview

The mission of the Bossier Parish Community College Pharmacy Technician program is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a certified pharmacy technician under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in various types of pharmacies. 

The pharmacy technician works as an assistant to a registered pharmacist, assisting and relieving the pharmacist with routine technical and clerical duties and functioning in strict accordance with standard procedures and policies.  For a more complete description of a career as a Pharmacy Technician refer to the website of the National Pharmacy Technician Association. http://www.pharmacytechnician.orgWill open new browser window or tab

The BPCC Pharmacy Technician Program offers both an Associate degree and a Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician.  Students are accepted in both the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters. College ready students can complete the Certificate of Technical Studies in three semesters and the Associate of Applied Science in four semesters.  Students completing the Certificate level program are eligible to return to BPCC to complete the Associate degree in the future.


Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)

Graduate performance on PTCE (Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam)

YearBPCC Graduate Pass RateNational Average Pass Rate
201482%56%
201579%57%
201691%58%
201790%58%
201875%57%

Accreditation

The BPCC Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacist (AHSP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)


Program Contact Information

Carolyn Skerlong, PD, Program Director
H-118
318-678-6215
cskerlong@bpcc.edu

Courtney Giddens, CPhT, Clinical Coordinator
H-119
318-678-6306
cgiddens@bpcc.edu

Cindy Adams
H-133
318-678-6080
cyadams@bpcc.edu

Tonia Sharp
B-148
318-678-6110
tsharp@bpcc.edu