The Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Council has approved the Pharmacy Technician AAS degree program at Asher College of Sacramento for the next 6 years. The 6-year accreditation term is the longest term given by this accrediting body and awards accreditation to Asher’s program through 2026. Continue reading
Sacramento, CA, May 14, 2021 /prREACH/ -- Asher College of Sacramento is pleased to announce the Pharmacy Technician AAS degree program has been approved by the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Council for the next 6 years. The 6-year accreditation term is the longest term given by this accrediting body and awards Asher College of Sacramento’s AAS Pharmacy Technician program accreditation through 2026.
Asher College's mission is to prepare students through quality, market-driven career education to be high-quality job candidates for in-demand careers. The Pharmacy Technician program prepares graduates to test for important industry certification and immediate entry-level employment. Accreditation through the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Council shows that Asher’s program has met the provisions outlined in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Regulations on Accreditation of Pharmacy Technician Training programs. The accreditation has a six-year term and awards Asher’s Pharmacy Technician program accreditation through the year 2026.
The AAS Pharmacy Technology program is a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) recognized education/training program. Students learn essential skills to be employable in entry-level positions, including how to fill prescriptions under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, utilize relevant software applications, recognize the classifications of drugs and scheduled drugs, understand brand, generic, and OTC (over the counter) medications, adhere to HIPAA privacy regulations, and comprehend and perform insurance procedures.
Asher’s pharmacy technology program is an Associate of Applied Science degree program, so general education requirements include American Government, Business Math, and Business Communication. Students can complete the certification portion of the AAS program in as little as 45 weeks, allowing them to pursue their Pharmacy Technician certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), apply for state licensure with the California Board of Pharmacy and begin working in their field while finishing up the additional courses for the degree.
Asher College also offers Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificate programs for careers in information technology, administrative health services, and business administration and has additional locations in Las Vegas, Nevada and Dallas, Texas. Asher is monitored on graduation and placement rates to maintain accreditation through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET); this accreditation shows that the school and its program meet national standards.
To learn more about Asher College, visit the school's official website.