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Albany Tech Pharmacy Technology Program Receives ASHP Accreditation


April 19, 2013- ALBANY, GA- Albany Technical College's Pharmacy Technology program has received accreditation by the American Society Health – Systems Pharmacists (ASHP). This is the first time the program has received this accreditation.

ASHP is the leading national accrediting body specifically for Pharmacy Technician Training Programs. This accreditation provides instant credibility and a competitive advantage over other programs and shows that the program has undergone a peer review process and offers a didactic, laboratory, and experiential training program to meet contemporary employment needs, which is the absolute highest in quality for the public's safety. It also shows the program is committed to excellence.

"Pharmacy Technicians play an increasingly important role in public safety since their responsibilities are expanding and evolving as the pharmacy profession changes with new medications, technologies, and challenges," said Dr. Teresa Mitchell, chair of the Pharmacy Technology program at Albany Tech. "The accreditation process is designed to protect the public by requiring training programs to meet a nationally recognized standard for excellence."

The Pharmacy Technology program at Albany Tech provides students with skills required for success in a retail pharmacy or a hospital-based pharmacy department. Graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparations of medications according to prescription under the supervision of a pharmacist. A variety of clinical experiences are included in the program and are designed to integrate theory and practice. Students can choose to enroll in the diploma or degree program.


An Albany Tech Pharmacy Technology student practices labeling prescriptions in the campus lab.

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