Helping Iowa Communities: Iowa Valley Pharmacy Tech Program Addresses Pharmacy Shortages

In response to the concerning decline in the number of pharmacies across Iowa, Iowa Valley Business and Community Solutions is proud to highlight the valuable role played by its Pharmacy Tech program. With a focus on accessible education, we are committed to training the next generation of Pharmacy Technicians to address the critical need for well-trained professionals in the healthcare industry.

Pharmacy Closures Affecting Iowa Communities

Recent research conducted by Drake University professor Dr. Michael Andreski has revealed a significant reduction in the number of pharmacies across the state, with both rural and urban areas affected. Residents, especially those in rural Iowa, have been grappling with the repercussions of these closures, such as longer drives to access essential medications and healthcare services. This trend could escalate further if payment reforms are not introduced.

Iowa Valley Pharmacy Tech Program: Bridging the Gap

At Iowa Valley Community College District, we recognize the importance of maintaining accessible and dependable healthcare services for all Iowans. Our Pharmacy Tech program is designed to prepare students to become skilled and certified pharmacy technicians, ensuring they are equipped to serve in local pharmacies and healthcare facilities.

Why Choose Our Pharmacy Tech Program?

  • Accessible Education: Our program is designed with the community in mind, offering accessible and affordable education options.
  • In-Demand Career: Graduates of the program are in high demand, providing an opportunity for stable, rewarding employment in an essential healthcare field.
  • Hands-On Training: Students gain practical experience, including compounding and medication preparation, to ensure they are job-ready upon graduation.
  • Supportive Faculty: Our experienced instructors are dedicated to helping students succeed and prepare for pharmacy technician certification.

Act Now to Address Pharmacy Shortages

To counter the potential impact of further pharmacy closures in Iowa, we urge aspiring Pharmacy Technicians and concerned community members to take action. Enrolling in our Pharmacy Tech program can make a significant difference in addressing the healthcare needs of our communities. BCS is offering a Pharmacy Technician class in Marshalltown beginning January 11. We are offering a Pharmacy Technician Expanded Certificate class beginning March 4 in Iowa Falls.

Get in Touch

For more information about the Iowa Valley Pharmacy Tech program, please contact us at (641) 752-4645 or via email at Visit our website at to learn more about program offerings and how to enroll.

Iowa Valley Community College District remains committed to providing accessible education and supporting our communities during these challenging times. Together, we can work to ensure that essential healthcare services are within reach for all Iowans.