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​Since 1972, Santa Ana College (SAC) has offered a training program for pharmacy technicians planning to work in outpatient, inpatient, and home health care pharmacy. In 1984, SAC became the first community college in the United States to be accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). SAC currently has full-cycle (six year) accreditation by ASHP and is the only program ever to receive accreditation with commendation!

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​Santa Ana College also offers courses which will prepare you for admission to a school of pharmacy. These general education courses are not taught within the Pharmacy Technology Department.

         Wednesday, September 30th, 2015      2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, October 27th, 2015          2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, November 17th, 2015        2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, December 8th, 2015          2PM to 3PM    
         Tuesday,, January 12th, 2016          2PM to 3PM   
         Tuesday, February 9th, 2016              2PM to 3PM   
         Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016                2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, April 19th, 2016                  2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, May 17th, 2016                  2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, June 7th, 2016                   2PM to 3PM
         Monday, July 11th, 2016                 2PM to 3PM
         Tuesday, August 16th, 2016           2PM to 3PM

Meet at Hammond Hall Room H 210  
Click here for the  Santa Ana College Campus Map
This meeting is designed to answer the questions most commonly asked by people who are interested in training to become pharmacy technicians.  Please attend! (You do not need to make reservations, just show up!)
Contact the Pharmacy Technology Department at Santa Ana College:   Pharmacy Technology Department
Attention New Qualified Externs: Mandatory Externship Meeting for Fall 2015 is Wednesday,9/2/​/2015 from 2:00 to 3:00PM,in H208. Trade/Generic Equivalent and Drug Categories Test will be given.  Copies of petitions for certificates and degrees are required.  IF you were not able to attend the orientation date above, please email Dr. Huynh for an individual appointment.
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Congratulations to Andriy Chuprana and Candy Leon! They received the Larry Nesmith Memorial Scholarships from the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians!

The AAPT Larry Nesmith Pharmacy Technician Scholarship’s mission is to promote formal education and training for individuals aspiring to become pharmacy technicians. AAPT views formal education and training as critical to the continued long-term growth and advancement of its membership, and to helping build a talented and highly qualified pool of individuals who are committed to its high standards.


Mr. Fred Shackelford presented the scholarship awards to Andriy Chuprana and Candy Leon on 8/30/2012.
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