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Pharmacy Technician Program


Elizabeth Seton is the only college preparatory high school in the state of Maryland that is officially accredited by the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy for its Pharmacy Technician Program.

The Pharmacy Technician Program is available for senior students who have completed Seton’s Health Sciences course as a prerequisite. This year-long program provide students with basic knowledge and practices in pharmacology and the roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in both community-based and hospital pharmacies. Students who complete the course and state approved final examination are offered organizational placements to complete 160 hours of work experience in both community-based and hospital-based pharmacies located in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Washington, DC. Upon completion of their internship work experience requirements, students may apply for Maryland State certification as a Pharmacy Technician.

A highlight of the pharmacy program is Seton’s collaboration with privately- owned pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and colleges and universities to provide students with internships, lab experiences, and advice from the field.

Pharmacy Program Goals

Instructor: Barbara McHenry, PharmD.

Dr. McHenry attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland where she received her Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Dr. McHenry’s extensive pharmacy career includes more than 30 years of long-term care consulting experience and 20 years of institutional clinical pharmacy experience providing direct patient care and developing pharmacy-based clinical programs. She was also an Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health at Anne Arundel Community College for four years where she taught Pharmacology for their Physician’s Assistant Program.


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