ETSU Office of Professional Development offering pharmacy technician course

Published 8:25 am Friday, August 23, 2019

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development will offer a pharmacy technician course Sept. 3 through Nov. 21.

The class, limited to 25 students, will train participants to assist pharmacists in handling medications and serving patients. Those who pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam become nationally certified.

The course instructor is Cheryl Ollry, a pharmacy technician currently employed at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Ollry has over 15 years of experience in retail and hospital pharmacy.

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Registration for the class is $400. There are 16 class meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. on ETSU’s main campus. The national certification exam is a separate fee of $129.

To enroll, call 800-222-3878 or visit and click on “program” and then “health care.” The course is non-credit and open to the general public. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.