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Ashworth College Adds Externship To Pharmacy Tech Training

on Monday, 22 December 2014.

Ashworth College, a leading online school, has expanded its Pharmacy Technician certification preparation training to include an externship experience for each student in a local pharmacy such as Walgreens. In addition, Ashworth will provide each student the opportunity to interact with a personal mentor who is a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

The online college offers all graduates of the Pharmacy Tech Training program the opportunity to sit for the National Healthcareer Association CPhT Certification exam. "The on-the-job experience that our students gain in the externship, combined with one-on-one mentoring and earning certification, assures our graduates they can successfully help meet the growing demand for trained, experienced pharmacy technicians," said Lisa Rutsky, M.Ed., Ashworth College Vice President of Education." Rutsky went on to cite U.S. Department of Labor statistics which indicate growth in career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. "It's estimated that by 2022, employment as a pharmacy technician will rise by 20%, translating to 70,700 career positions."

Ashworth's Pharmacy Tech Training

The Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma program from Ashworth College is a self-paced online study program that shows students how to...

  • Retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure and mix medications
  • Establish and maintain patient profiles
  • Prepare insurance claim forms
  • Manage inventory
  • Interact with doctors, patients and the pharmacist

Ashworth recently recognized that passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam would better enable graduates to meet applicable pharmacy technician licensing requirements in Arizona, California, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. In response, Ashworth College now includes PTCB exam prep materials and the PTCB exam as part of the program.

As a leading online school, Ashworth builds its education programs and courses to fit within the student's budget as well as personal and career goals. Students can enroll and start any day of the year.

About Ashworth College

Celebrating over 25 years of 'Education on Your Terms', leading online school Ashworth College has achieved broad recognition for its extensive range of online college degree and online professional certification programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and New York Institute of Art and Design. Ashworth offers convenient education options for the military and veterans, as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.

Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Accrediting Commission of the The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is a regionally accredited online high school with accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Ashworth College Contact: Ellen Fix
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