Brighton College has reached an exciting new agreement with Walgreen’s, the largest drugstore chain in the United States, allowing its Pharmacy Technician students to obtain externships with the company as part of the Walgreens Pharmacy Experiential Learning Program.
Now, students at Brighton College will have the opportunity to gain invaluable real world experience in their chosen profession, teaching them skills, offering confidence and hands-on training, and helping them to stand out in the job marketplace as well.
Pharmacy Technician externships at Walgreens will last for between four and six weeks, offering up to 240 hours of firsthand, real-world experience in the field. All such opportunities are unpaid, and are utilized to provide learning experiences and real, applicable skills which will help any student to hit the ground running once their studies have been completed.
At Brighton College, Pharmacy Technician students will enjoy a diverse collection of courses ranging from Basic Medical Terminology and Hospital and Retail Pharmacy Procedures, to Pharmacy Law and Ethics and Prescription Processing, amongst others. The program consists of a total of 22 credit hours, and is entirely self-paced, enabling individuals already juggling busy lifestyles the opportunity to continue learning and prepare to begin a new career.
Now is the perfect time to join the field of Pharmacy Technicians, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts total growth in employment in this field of 32% between 2010 and 2020. Pharmacy Technicians will receive competitive wages and employment opportunities in multiple settings and environments, such as retail pharmacies, including the likes of Walgreens, as well as hospitals, nursing homes or assisted-living facilities.
To learn more about Brighton College and their Pharmacy Technician program, visit our Pharmacy Technician Program page. Prospective students may also request more information by calling 800.354.1254.