Parkview offers loan repayment for PCC pharmacy tech grads

PUEBLO – Parkview Health System will provide tuition reimbursement for graduates of the Pueblo Community College pharmacy technician program who become Parkview employees.

“Parkview recognizes the need for quality educated and trained pharmacy technicians at both our main campus and the new Parkview Pueblo West,” said Carl Swithers, vice president of ancillary services for Parkview. “We appreciate the ongoing collaboration with Pueblo Community College to provide tuition reimbursement for this important program.”
Graduates of the program who accept a full-time pharmacy technician position with Parkview can give their student loan provider information to the hospital. Parkview then will pay off the balance in full over a three-year period for loans related specifically to the cost of the pharmacy tech program. 

“We’re so grateful to Parkview for their continuing partnership and support in offering this valuable benefit to our students,” said Andrew Miller, PCC’s dean of health professions and public safety. “Not only will our graduates fulfill a vital role in the health care system, they will be able to start their careers with less worry about the financial burden.”

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in fulfilling prescription orders. PCC’s two-semester program offers instruction in basic pharmacy theories; students attend lectures and labs and get hands-on experience at local retail and hospital pharmacies. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam.

The deadline to apply for the next pharmacy technician program is Aug. 8. For information, visit pueblocc.edu/programs/pht, call 719-549-3198 or email Bonnie.Housh@pueblocc.edu.

About Parkview Health System
Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center, along with exceptional cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives. 

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.

For more details, please visit www.parkviewmc.com.

About Pueblo Community College
Founded in 1933, Pueblo Community College is a premier teaching institution focused on providing academic and service excellence, without discrimination, to help its students acquire the 21st-century skills needed to better their lives. An educational and technological leader, PCC fosters economic development and utilizes strong partnerships in the communities it serves through its Pueblo, Fremont and Southwest campuses.

Contact

Bonnie Housh
719-549-3198
Bonnie.Housh@pueblocc.edu

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