ETSU offers pharmacy technician course

ETSU offers pharmacy technician course

 JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University's Office of Professional Development has scheduled a pharmacy technician course to begin Tuesday, Jan. 21, and end Thursday, March 20.

The class, limited to 40 students, will train participants to assist pharmacists in handling medications and serving patients. Those who pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination become nationally certified.

The course instructor is John Franklin Greer, who recently retired from the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Greer, an ETSU alumnus, has a military background and 38 years of experience as a pharmacy technician.

Registration for the class is $400 until Jan. 13, when the fee rises to $500. There are 18 class meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. in ETSU's Rogers-Stout Hall.

To enroll, call (800) 222-3878 or visit and click on "Health Care." 

For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.

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