The Pharmacy Technician students at Ross Medical Education Center in Granger have utilized many hands-on projects over their last few instructional modules. This is extremely important for the learning process as kinesthetic teaching methods are utilized to solidify subjects read and talked about.
“Having the opportunity to actually practice tasks I will perform in the field gives me more confidence instead of just learning from a book,” states Victoria Mallard, who is in her sixth module and preparing to start her externship.
The Granger staff has enjoyed the usage of candy in place of actual medications for the unit dose foil packs that they sealed and were also recipients of flavored lip balms and granule packets (bath salts) during the compounding mod.
“The students love visiting campus administrators, other instructors, and administrative staff to showcase their new skills. It’s a way to create campus cohesion while the students participate in engaging learning activities,” shared Ms. Kline, interim Pharmacy Technician Instructor.
The samples also serve as great visuals to use during admission appointments and campus tours to prospective Pharmacy Technician students.
After completing the Pharmacy Technician program, graduates may seek employment in a retail or hospital setting, in addition to assisting Pharmacists in long-term care facilities or pharmaceutical manufacturer settings.