Health Career In A Year – Advanced-Level Pharmacy Tech Program

Monday, August 19, 2019 - by Betty Proctor, Chattanooga State

If you are looking for a health care career in a year, Chattanooga State offers a 12-month technical certificate course in Advanced-Level Pharmacy Technology, the area’s only American Association of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited program. Currently, the program has openings for an additional 7-to-10 students.

According to Program Director Dr. Nancy Watts, the Pharmacy Tech program boasts an impressive 100 percent job placement rate and graduates from this program can look forward to pay averaging $18 per hour with benefits … roughly $37,000+ annually to start.

Students who qualify for financial aid, TN Promise or TN Reconnect scholarships may want to explore this opportunity for a good paying career in a short period of time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the job demand for certified pharmacy technicians is expected to grow 12 percent from 2016-2026, faster than average for all occupations. 

The Advanced-Level program will prepare students for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam and supervisory roles in a variety of contemporary pharmacy settings such as: hospitals, community practice, specialty compounding, insurance companies, home-care and assisted living facilities. Students will acquire additional knowledge, skills and behaviors, and abilities beyond those of entry-level technicians needed for today’s advanced-level roles.

For more information on the Advanced-Level Pharmacy Technology program or information session, call 423-697-4450 or visit https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/pharmacy-technician-certificate for online applications and complete program information.


 



Silverdale Baptist Academy Volleyball Pinks Out For Breast Cancer Awareness

Cleveland City Schools Activities For The Week Of Sept. 22

Bryan College Honors Dr. Augustine Asir


Silverdale Baptist Academy High School Volleyball hosts Hixson High School tonight for their annual breast cancer awareness pink out game. The JV game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity ... (click for more)

George R. Stuart Elementary hosts Take Your Parent to PE Week . Parents are invited to join their student in PE on Monday and Tuesday during school hours. Promoting an active lifestyle is a goal ... (click for more)

Bryan College recognized Dr. Augustine Asir for 50 years of full-time ministry and 20 years of partnership with Bryan College. A lifelong native of India, Dr. Asir is the founder of Word to ... (click for more)


Student Scene

Silverdale Baptist Academy Volleyball Pinks Out For Breast Cancer Awareness

Silverdale Baptist Academy High School Volleyball hosts Hixson High School tonight for their annual breast cancer awareness pink out game. The JV game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity at 6 p.m. Between games, a special breast cancer survivor ceremony will be held in which Silverdale high school volleyball players will honor survivors. Also during this time, Cindy ... (click for more)

Cleveland City Schools Activities For The Week Of Sept. 22

George R. Stuart Elementary hosts Take Your Parent to PE Week . Parents are invited to join their student in PE on Monday and Tuesday during school hours. Promoting an active lifestyle is a goal of PE. If we can involve our families and not just our students, we know that being active will become important for everyone! Click here for more information contact Mindy Kiser, 423-476-8246, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Nippon Paint To Open New Facility At Tubman Site In East Chattanooga, Creating 150 Jobs

Nippon Paint will invest approximately $60 million to establish a facility at the Tubman site in East Chattanooga. Nippon Paint (USA) will create 150 jobs in Hamilton County over the next five to seven years. The city has long been trying to market the former site of the Harriet Tubman homes public housing. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan-based Nippon Paint Holdings Co., ... (click for more)

Duplex Damaged By Fire In East Ridge Monday Afternoon

East Ridge Fire and Police were dispatched to 806 B Donaldson Road at approximately 12:37 p.m. p.m. on Monday on a reported duplex fire. Upon arrival, all occupants were outside and heavy smoke was found to be coming from the structure. Firefighters made an interior attack locating and extinguishing the fire located in the basement of the dwelling. Mutual Aid was requested ... (click for more)

Opinion

Trump Based Evangelicals Alter The 9th Commandment - And Response

Evangelicals have sadly failed at decoding Trump's actions and fuzzy facts. In their enthusiastic endorsement of the President, they have failed to identify with language that should be heard correctly -understanding the buried meaning. Unfortunately, concentration has centered on the nuance rather than rationalization. Trump's popularity remains very high with his base, a demographic ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Teachers Bolt At Tyner

As the Hamilton County Public Schools begin the seventh week on its school calendar, it is revealed that six teachers at Tyner Academy have already quit – two in the past week – due to deplorable working conditions. According to informed sources, “Tyner’s students don't fear any repercussions from administration, students call teachers "bitch," "F**k you" and more. Students are ... (click for more)