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Pharmacy Tech Certificate class August 15th in Clarksville


Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Center for Extended and Distance Education is partnering with Boston Reed College to offer a new Pharmacy Technician Certificate program to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field.

Classes will run for 11 weeks on the APSU campus and will include instruction and lab time to ready students to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCB).

“Certification through PTCB represents an excellent pathway to steady employment for pharmacy technicians practicing in the United States,” said Melissa Murer Corrigan, R.Ph., executive director and CEO of PTCB. “It also enables pharmacy technicians to meet the growing demand of a changing pharmacy landscape.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-11 forecasts that the profession, one of the fastest growing in the country, will increase 30 percent by 2018. Forbes Magazine rates pharmacy as one of the best industries for women in the coming years due to its flexibility, global demand, room for growth and excellent pay.

Classes will meet from 6:00pm–9:00pm, Mondays and Wednesdays from August 15th-October 26th. Course fee is $1,099, which includes textbooks, all classroom materials and certificate of completion for each student. 

A free informational meeting will be held from 6:00pm–7:30pm, July 20th for interested students to learn more about the course, the program, financial aid and requirements. To register to attend the free information meeting, visit or call the Center at 931-221-7816.

For more information, interested individuals may contact the Center at 931-221-7816.




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