San Jacinto College offers new certification course for pharmacists and pharmacy techs

10.20.2014 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

The San Jacinto College Continuing and Professional Development division will offer a new course to train pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on the topic of sterile product preparation and aseptic technique.

The Sterile Compounding and IV Certification course will take place on Nov. 7, 8, and 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the College's South Campus. Students will learn to apply pharmaceutical and medical terminology and abbreviations used in processing medication orders and sterile product labels. They will demonstrate procedures and techniques consistent with United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards, which include the dosage calculations required for sterile product preparation and safe handling and preparation of hazardous drugs.

Most health system pharmacy settings require IV certification or prior experience for employment consideration. This State Board of Pharmacy training meets the requirements for IV certified pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.

Cost of the Sterile Compounding and IV Certification course is $475. The testing fee for the certification exam is included in the cost of the course. The San Jacinto College South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston.

To register, call 281-669-4702 or 281-998-6150, ext. 3597.

About the Continuing and Professional Development division
This noncredit division of the College provides training for both current and future employees in the professional and technical job sectors, as well as provides participants with open enrollment course options to enhance their lives. Professional and technical training is available through contract training, open enrollment and grant funding. For more information, visit or call 281-476-1838.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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