The Certificate of Technical Studies in Pharmacy Technician prepares individuals for a securing a job in a variety of settings in the health care field. Graduates may find employment in retail pharmacies, hospitals, specialty pharmacies including long term care pharmacies, compounding pharmacies and mail order pharmacies. The program consists of classroom/lab instruction and supervised/preceptor clinical activities. Prior to clinical, the student must present a current CPR card for Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. Upon successful completion of this competency-based program, students may be eligible to take a national certification exam and apply for registration as a pharmacy technician with the Louisiana State Board of Pharmacy.