Pharmacy Technician course starting at Porter Ridge High School
Porter Ridge High School's CTE Program will offer a Pharmacy
Technician course second semester this year. Health Science Teacher Edwina Baucom will teach the world of Pharmacy Technology second semester. It will be a journey
into one of today’s fastest-growing fields in health care.
Pharmacy Technicians are increasingly called on to perform
duties traditionally fulfilled by pharmacists. New federal regulations now
require pharmacists to spend more time with patients providing patient
education. Because of the nature of the pharmacy technician’s work, hands on
training is critically important in educational programs like the one being
offered at Porter Ridge High School.
The course is designed to provide hands-on
training that will help students master the information and skills necessary to
be a successful pharmacy technician. PR's teaching techniques encourage active student
participation and will include group discussions and projects, laboratory work,
simulations, demonstrations, field trips, guest speakers, and lectures. A
strong emphasis will be placed on ethics, accountability, professionalism, and the
individual's commitment to pursue lifelong personal and professional
For more information on the Pharmacy Technician class, students should see a
counselor, Mrs. Gautreaux, or Mrs. Baucom.