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Baton Rouge Community College’s Pharmacy Technician Program Receives Accreditation

The Pharmacy Technician training program at Baton Rouge Community College has received accreditation from the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission, through 2020, as reviewed by The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

“This national accreditation advances the Pharmacy Technician Training program at Baton Rouge Community College to another level,” said BRCC Chancellor Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib. “It allows students who are interested in pursuing a career as a pharmacy technician the legal rights to become certified in the field, as well the opportunity to gain employment in any state. Further, the program’s accreditation gives BRCC a more competitive edge in its offerings to local and out-of-state students, as it seeks to impact Louisiana’s workforce.”

The mission of the Pharmacy Technician Program at Baton Rouge Community College is to prepare qualified candidates to perform the duties of the entry-level Pharmacy Technician. The program prepares students for employment in pharmacies, hospitals, and related locations and meets the requirements of the Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy. Upon completion of this competency-based program, students are eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. 

The Pharmacy Technician Program at Baton Rouge Community College is housed at BRCC Port Allen. It began in 2016, however the program was originally formed in 2007 under Capital Area Technical College (CATC).  The Pharmacy Technician Program strives to instill knowledge, skills, abilities, values, and essence of teamwork. Our goal is to provide the Allied Health workforce with highly qualified Pharmacy Technicians who will deliver personalized, high quality healthcare while still preserving the dignity of every person by providing compassion and care of the highest standard.