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Meeting offers information on Pharmacy Technician program
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Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a Pharmacy Technician Training Program information meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in John Muir Hall, room 260, on West Campus, 2201 Blue Gum Avenue. 

The meeting is free and open to the public, and campus parking is $2 without a permit.

The training program prepares students for an entry-level position as a licensed technician for a retail or hospital pharmacy. The next training program will begin in spring of 2017 and is designed to be completed in nine to 12 months. The cost of the course is $6,363 which includes all textbooks, lab coat, background check, drug screening, insurance, BLS certification, National PTCB exam fees, and National Pharmacy Tech Association membership fees.

The information meeting will review new prerequisites and current admission requirements, which include passing a math exam, meeting a reading requirement and submitting an application packet. 

Additional program information is available online at  Questions may be directed to Martha Rice at (209) 575-7889 or .

In addition to the Oct. 25 information meeting, Dr. Ron Conte, director of the MJC Pharmacy Tech Program, is offering a free series of Fireside Chats on the following topics:

·       October 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Yosemite Hall, room 113 – Drugs and Hyper-inflated Costs:  Generics vs. Brand Names, The Forgotten Member of the Healthcare Team, Real Case Scenarios

·        November TBA – Truth and Fallacies about Drug Advertising:  Erroneous Statements, Scientific Evidence, Court Findings

·        December TBA – Holiday Cheer:  Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse, Treating Anxiety and Depression, Drug Use in Society

Seating is limited.  Community members are invited to RSVP by calling 209-575-7889 or email Martha Rice at  Visit for November and December dates and locations.