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10/25/2005
Hudson Valley Community College Sets Open House for New Pharmacy Technician Program

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005

Hudson Valley Community College will host an open house for its new pharmacy technician training program, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, at the college's Albany Extension Center at 175 Central Avenue.

CVS/Pharmacy has created a mock pharmacy at the Albany Extension Center and, in cooperation with the college, will offer a 96-hour credit-free course that is set to begin Tuesday, Nov. 15. The course will provide a foundation for those interested in becoming pharmacy technicians and is designed to prepare students for the National Pharmacy Technician Examination.

Pharmacy technicians prepare and package medications and also record and bill prescriptions in retail and hospital pharmacies. The position also requires careful attention to detail and excellent customer communication skills.

Additional pharmacy technician training courses are scheduled for the spring.

For more information about the program, call (518) 629-4827.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.