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Pharmacy Technician course starting at Porter Ridge High School

Pharmacy Tech student working with pill counting

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 development.

For more information on the Pharmacy Technician class, students should see a counselor, Mrs. Gautreaux, or Mrs. Baucom.

Edwina Baucom-Pharmacy Tech Teacher