On March 26, 2019, Saint Paul College was notified by the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission that our Pharmacy Technician Program accreditation was reaffirmed. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Board of Directors reviewed and accepted the Commission on Credentialing actions in January 2019. Congratulations to instructor Hannah Kokesh, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician instructor, and Brendan L. Ashby, dean of Health Sciences, on this achievement.
Our Pharmacy Technician Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree program prepares individuals for employment as a pharmacy technician in higher-level positions and/or who intend to transfer to another college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. The Pharmacy Technician Diploma program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in entry-level pharmacy technician positions.
These programs provide the necessary training and experiential requirements to seek registration as a pharmacy technician in the state of Minnesota. These programs also prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). This program is accredited by the American Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Saint Paul College is an approved educator for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam.
In 2017, Kokesh also received the 2017 Outstanding Technician Award from the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists, recognizing her work and commitment to Saint Paul College students, and advocacy and advancement of the Pharmacy Technician program. The Pharmacy Technician programs have been very important career options that have added to the growth of our Health Sciences division.