Pharmacy Technician Program Granted Maximum Reaccreditation by ASHP & ACPE
The Pharmacy Technology Program at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) in Dublin was recently granted maximum reaccreditation for six years through 2027 by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
The full reaccreditation was granted following a virtual visit January 5, 2021, and subsequent vote by the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission on May 5, 2021.
“Being granted the six-year max for reaccreditation is quite an accomplishment for the college,” shared OFTC Pharmacy Program Director Jack Shepherd. “In the industry being an accredited institution is prestigious among pharmacy tech educational programs.”
“I am really excited that after a thorough review of Pharmacy Technology Diploma and Degree programs at OFTC by the Board of Directors of ASHP and ACPE that we have been granted the maximum time allowed by this accreditation agency before another site visit,” Shepherd said. “I want to thank my department chair, dean, college president, and institutional effectiveness coordinator for all their support to ensure we satisfied the accreditation standards and that we are granted accreditation without limitation.”
OFTC offers a Pharmacy Technology diploma and Associate of Applied Science degree which prepares students for employment in a pharmacy as Certified Pharmacy Technicians. The program is now accepting new students to begin this fall semester which starts August 30th.
The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.
The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit www.TCSG.edu.