Pharmacy Technician Program

Message from the Pharmacy Technician Program Director

Welcome to the Pharmacy Technician webpage! If you are considering a career as a pharmacy technician, then you are assessing one of the fastest growing fields in healthcare. If you desire a career that is fast-paced, interesting and challenging, I hope you will continue to explore this webpage for the opportunities that may await you.

Sincerely,
Christen Schenkenfelder, Program Director


About the Pharmacy Technician Program at
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Technician Program is an academic-based program. This program is operated as part of the College of Pharmacy within the Sullivan University System. The Pharmacy Technician program boasts several advantages including pharmacists on faculty, an in-house compounding laboratory and pharmacy and a Drug Information Center. As part of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician students are provided all necessary resources associated with their training. The Pharmacy Technician Program enrolled its first class in September, 2008. New classes begin every quarter.

Mission

To train students to provide outstanding, ethical and empathetic pharmacy care, to serve the health care needs of the community and the individual patient, to expand the scope of practice of pharmacy technicians in community settings, hospitals, managed care facilities and government agencies, and to be compassionate patient advocates and leaders in their communities.

Goal(s)/Objectives:

  • Provide current information related to pharmacy technician practice in multiple pharmacy settings.
  • Provide and teach strong customer service to our students
  • Train students to fill prescriptions, demonstrate strong customer service skills and assist the pharmacist in general pharmacy operations in a safe, efficient and ethical manner.
  • Prepare students to perform tasks critical to the provision of pharmacy services, such as sterile and non-sterile compounding, safely and efficiently.
  • Educate students to support functions related to inventory management, equipment and facilities maintenance, quality control and record keeping
  • Enable students to understand key anatomical/physiological concepts as they relate to disease states and drug utilization.
  • Work constructively as a member of the healthcare delivery team.
  • Deliver quality healthcare to patients with empathy and compassion.
  • Maintain professionalism in all aspects of the daily performance of pharmacy activities.
  • Train in both areas of community and institution pharmacy practices

Degree Offered:

Diploma (12 month curriculum)
Associate of Science (18 month curriculum)

Students must follow the pharmacy technician program planner as prescribed. Any deviation from the pharmacy technician planner may eliminate the possibility of completing the diploma program in twelve (12) months or the associate degree in eighteen (18) months. Additional fundamental courses not listed on the planner may be required based on entrance placement scores.

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Contact Information:

Sullivan University College of Pharmacy – Pharmacy Technician Program
Director - Christen Schenkenfelder
2100 Gardiner Lane Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502-413-8961 Fax: 502-515-4669
Contact: Christen Schenkenfelder
Email: cschenkenfelder@sullivan.edu 


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