CFCC Pharmacy Technician Program Receives National Accreditation


Cape Fear Community College’s Pharmacy Technology Program is proud to announce that it has received full accreditation status from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the national accrediting body of pharmacy.   CFCC is the second pharmacy technician training program in North Carolina to hold this honor.

The Pharmacy Technology staff is proud to be the latest addition to CFCC’s list of nationally accredited Health Science Programs.

“What this means for our graduates is that their credentials are recognized as being from an institution that meets the highest level of national standards for pharmacy technician programs.   Prospective employers will be able to look at a graduate’s diploma and know that the student has met standards set at a national level,” said Catherine Ballard, CFCC’s pharmacy technology lead instructor.

CFCC’s Pharmacy Technology programs runs three semesters and is designed to prepare students to assist a pharmacist with a variety of tasks, including maintaining patient’s records; filling prescriptions; maintaining inventories; setting up, packaging, and labeling medication doses; preparing solutions and intravenous additives; and performing clerical duties, including insurance forms and forms required by third-party payers.

Upon completion, graduates may be employed in hospitals, nursing homes, private and chain drug stores, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates will qualify to take the National Certification Examination developed by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

For more information about CFCC’s Pharmacy Technology program, visit or call Catherine Ballard at 362-7093.