Pharmacy Technician Program at FRCC earns reaccreditation

WESTMINSTER, Colo. – The Pharmacy Technician Program at Front Range Community College has earned reaccreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and its Commission on Credentialing.

The two-semester program, housed at the Westminster Campus, 3645 W. 112th Ave., grants a 29-credit certificate. Graduates help pharmacists with technical tasks in community and hospital pharmacies or other pharmacy settings.

The curriculum consists of three five-week instructional modules. Two modules of experiential practice follow the three modules in the following semester. Students may enter the program either in the fall, spring, or summer semester.

The accreditation is for six years.

According to the ASHP, “Accreditation is a system for declaring that a program or institution meets established quality standards to provide assurance and confidence to the public. In the United States, accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer review process which provides a means of evaluating a program against a set of established standards set by a profession or industry. Accreditation seeks to enhance the quality of a program/ institution by promoting self evaluation; encouraging quality improvement; and providing public accountability by ensuring specific criteria are met.”

For information about the Pharmacy Technician Program, contact Linda Calvert, program director, at 303-404-5393.

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

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