Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2003-01-03

A program to prepare certified pharmacy technicians is among several new offerings in Samford University's Samford After Sundown noncredit community course series this spring.

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists with technical tasks such as filling prescriptions, record entry and patient support. They are employed by community and hospital pharmacies, prescription processing companies, home care organizations and other aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.

Samford's pharmacy technician program will be taught by registered pharmacists. Students who successfully complete the 75-hour course will receive a certificate of completion and will be prepared to take the national certification examination to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

The course meets on 25 Tuesdays, Feb. 11-July 12, 6-9 p.m.

Other new courses this spring cover a variety of topics, including the pilates system of exercise and Alabama estate planning, probate process and administration.

A Spanish Dialogue Club will enable students to practice their Spanish speaking skills by conversing with others under the direction of a language instructor. The sessions include group discussion, reading and writing activities. Eight sections will be offered throughout the Spring. Each section will meet four Tuesday nights. The first section begins Feb. 4.

For more information on Samford After Sundown programs, call 726-2898.