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Is a career as a pharmacy technician right for you?

by SJVC on June 3, 2019

Would it surprise you to learn that not all of those people behind the counter at your local drug store are pharmacists? Chances are many are pharmacy technicians. And this post is all about what it takes to start a career in pharmacy technology. We’ll cover information regarding: What pharmacy technicians do on the job

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Pharm Tech instructor Jillian Ramirez

Hesperia instructor truly gets the Pharmacy Technician career path

by Nyla on December 22, 2016

Jillian Ramirez has wanted to be a Pharmacy Technician since she was in 7th grade. Everything about that career appealed to her young mind. “I loved the white lab coat, working in healthcare, but not touching anybody, making sure people were taken care of with appropriate (pharmaceutical) treatment,” she says. She put her college plans

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Pharmacy Technology / Victor Valley

Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell with graduates

Pharmacy Technology instructor leaves it all on the (career) field for her students

by Nyla on August 16, 2016

Give Pharmacy Technology program instructor Krista Campbell a struggling student, and she will do double-duty to get that student on a positive academic and career track. “’What is the most overwhelming thing for you?’ is the first thing I ask them,” says Krista. “Their answer might be time, medication list (memorization), math; but I’ll make

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Pharmacy Technology / Temecula

Pharmacy Technology instructor Ramirez

How to Dispose of Unused Medications

by Susie on June 2, 2016

Do you have expired medication or leftover pills from a prescription? Ever wondered how to dispose of unused medication? We have a video for you! Watch Hesperia Pharmacy Technology program instructor Ramirez walk you through the steps of properly throwing out medication. Don’t have time to watch the video? Here are instructor Ramirez’s tips: First

Posted in Hesperia / Pharmacy Technology

ASB students provide Christmas dinner for those finding shelter from the cold

by Nyla on December 29, 2015

The best Christmases are those spent in the service of others. That is what Associate Student Body members (ASB) on the SJVC Modesto campus believe and had a chance to demonstrate on December 3rd when they provided and served dinner to at least 180 overnight residents at their local Salvation Army. The 18 SJVC Medical

Posted in Medical Assisting / Modesto / News and Events / Pharmacy Technology

Pharmacy Technology Hospital Tour Lancaster

Pharmacy Technology students get a peek at real-world potential

by Nyla on June 25, 2015

Pharmacy Tech instructor Vincent Holloway is a firm believer in the advantages a strong visual aid can provide his students. So on May 27th, he took his class to the Antelope Valley Hospital’s Pharmacy Department to get a first-hand look at what a functioning pharmacy looks and feels like. “I wanted students to observe and

Posted in Antelope Valley / Lancaster / News and Events / Pharmacy Technology

SJVC student Sonia Whipp meets First Lady Michelle Obama

Ex-military mom faced a new battle on the job front

by Nyla on December 4, 2014

One thing was very clear to Sonia Whipp when she left the Army 4-1/2 years ago. “All that time and dedication I put into small arms and artillery repair wasn’t going to help me as a civilian,” she says. Those skills, so important to her successful military experience, were not exactly resume highlights back home.

Posted in Grad Success / Ontario / Pharmacy Technology