Degrees and Certifications:
Hi, Welcome to Career Center East's Health Science Department
The field of medicine is an exciting and interesting field with many opportunities at every level. There couldn't be a more exciting, interesting field of work! Everyday new discoveries are made in areas of health and healing. So let's open the door and be part of a world where miracles do occur and explore the many exciting careers in Health Care.
I'm am not only an educator but a Registered Certified Pharmacy Technician as well. I have over 14+ years experience working in the field as a pharmacy technician. I graduated with pride locally from Collin College with an Associate of Science. I continued my education at Tarleton State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies. With this degree, I specialized in three fields: Science, History, and Psychology. Although there is no set degree for graduation from college as a Pre-Med Major, I graduated from Tarleton State University completing the pre-med requirements for Pharmacy. As a result I have a unique skill set and vast knowledge of the medical system, pre-med course requirements, and post med-school entry process. I love the field of Pharmacy, and feel honored to have found a job that combines my love for medicine, pharmacy, and education into one job. I have been working in the field of education for over 5 years and look forward to many more years to follow.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you have about the Health Science and the Pharmacy Technician Program.
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Principles of Health Science:
Provides an overview of career exploration through systems of the health care industry, a focus on leadership development, medical terminology, medical math, ethical and legal issues, nutrition and concepts of past and current medical trends in the health care field.
Study of the basic structure of medical words. Included are prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms and plurals. Emphasis on pronunciation, spelling, and definition. Basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology and the terms relating to these and their medical applications are emphasized.
The Pharmacy Technician Programs objective is to equip students with knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the pharmacy field or related area. Our teaching techniques encourage active student participation and may include group discussions and projects, laboratory work, simulations, demonstrations, field trips, guest speakers, and lectures. A strong emphasis is placed on ethics, accountability, professionalism, and the individual’s commitment to pursue lifelong personal and professional development. Students in the classroom will receive Sterile Products (IV) training prior to completion of the course and are eligible to sit for the National Sterile Products (IV) Certification immediately following graduation. In addition, students who successfully complete the course and graduate will have the opportunity to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). Fees required to obtain certification. Offered at Career Center East Only.
Remind Pharmacy: Text the message @ccepharm to the number 81010
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