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BCTC to offer Pharmacy Technician program in Fall 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 15, 2016) - In a collaboration with UK Health Care, Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is proud to announce the addition of a new Pharmacy Technician program to begin in Fall 2016.

Contacted last summer by the UK Hospital Pharmacy Department, a discussion was held on the potential of starting the Pharmacy Technician program. With a new change in the requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam, all candidates for the certification exam will be required to complete an accredited Pharmacy Technician program by the year 2020.

The BCTC Pharmacy Technician Program will begin in the Fall 2016 semester at the Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way, Lexington, KY. Enrollment for the first year will be open to 20 students, and applications are now being accepted.

BCTC has received funding for this initiative through KCTCS-TRAINS, which covers the cost of one full-time faculty member as well as equipment and materials. KCTCS-TRAINS is part of the Kentucky Skills Network. Additionally, UK Health Care will provide funding for a second faculty position and is currently in the process of hiring.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Simms at (859)246-6761 or at


BCTC has six campuses and three centers that are within a 30-minute drive of 95% of Central Kentuckians. The college enrolls some 18,000 students annually and provides training for business partners to more than 2,000 employees.