Seguin P‐TECH Academy Coming to Seguin ISD Fall 2023 Seguin High School 1315 E. Cedar Street Seguin, TX 78155 830‐372‐5770
Mission Statement Purpose of P-TECH Transforma on Starts Here! Seguin ISD’s Pathways in Technology Academy is an open-enrollment high school focusing on workforce Vision Statement pathways aligned with high-demand, high-wage fields. Students are provided the opportunity to earn an Seguin P‐TECH Academy will Associate of Applied Science degree, and a Pharmacy provide students with a Technology Certification through Northwest Vista seamless path from high school College, in addition to a high school diploma. to post‐secondary educa on to employment. This program is career focused offering job shadowing and industry internships through partnerships with local pharmacies. Students who graduate from the program will enter the workforce with proven, in-demand skill sets. Some coursework earned through the Associate of Applied Science degree may transfer to a 4-year university for those wishing to continue their education. Program Dis nc ons Reduces barriers to college access. Allows students to earn 60+ hours of college credit at no cost Creates a seamless transition from high school through college and into employment through local partnerships with institutions of higher education and industry. Provides academic and social support services Develops critical soft skills needed for college and career success Provides work-based learning experiences at every grade level, including practicum and other job training programs Enables students to earn an industry certificate or two -year postsecondary credential Source: https://www.texasccrsm.org/Models/P-TECH
Summer Bridge P‐TECH Academy Student Beneﬁts Team building Attend college at no cost activities Graduate with an Associate Degree plus your High Academic School diploma Workshops using Earn a certiﬁcate as a Pharmacy Technician that allows AVID Strategies for immediate employment College Success Gain work experience in a pharmacy before graduation Workshops Student Support Programs Goal‐Setting and Strategic Thinking AVID ‐ Advancement Via Individual Determination Test‐taking For one period a day, students receive the additional Strategies academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school’s most rigorous courses. Summer Bridge Tutorials Flex time in daily schedule
Why Pharmacy Tech The Pharmacy Technician program at Seguin High School has a rich tradition which began several years ago when local Pharmacist Doug Parker of Parker's City Pharmacy approached the district leaders about the need for qualiﬁed Pharmacy Techs in the greater Seguin area. When the new high school campus opened at the beginning of the 2017‐18 school year, Pharmacy students were greeted with a new, state‐of‐the‐art, laboratory and classroom that was designed with the assistance of pharmacy experts. As we began the planning process for a P‐TECH Academy, we determined that the best option for a successful launch was to take an established high school program and adapt it by adding a post‐secondary path. A review of local workforce PtnoeresodergsvcreoatnhmﬁernmDuemdisearocnounsctmineuodiinncgaslnaenedd for Pharmacy Technicians pharmaceutical organizations in the community, so that program was chosen. Students will still have the opportunity to earn a Pharmacy Tech certiﬁcation, but now they will be able to complete an Associate’s degree as well, crossing the Matador Stadium stage having earned both a high school diploma and an Associate’s degree.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology and High School Diploma Level 1 Cer ﬁcate, Pharmacy Technology ASHP Professional and High School Diploma Opportunity to earn 60+ hours of college credit through Dual Credit and High School Diploma Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology P‐TECH students enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician program will: Earn a tuition free Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology from Northwest Vista College while still in high school Earn dual credit for college classes on the high school campus Gain work experience in a pharmacy before graduation Meet professionals and peers in the ﬁeld of pharmacy Be part of a caring community focused on academic, professional and personal success
Career Outlook Pr Pharmacy Technician employment in Texas expected to increase by 24% by 2030 Annual mean wage of Pharmacy Technician in Texas is $38,350 The need for Pharmacy Technicians in the San Antonio area is expected to increase due to a strong medical hub and an aging popula on What does a Pharmacy Tech do? Help pharmacists dispense prescrip on medica ons: Prepare prescrip ons Mix pharmaceu cal prepara ons Prepare labels Check for accuracy and completeness Perform calcula ons Monitor robo c machines Interact with pa ents Process insurance claims Check pharmacy inventory https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292052.htm
Career Opportunities Pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens, HEB, Walmart, Private Pharmacies Pharmacy manager Pharmacy buyer Pharmacy warehouses or online pharmacies like Amazon Hospitals Veterinary Hospitals Pharmaceutical Sales Pharmaceutical Air Import Agent Pharmacy Technician Future Plans Work as a Pharmacy Tech Transfer to a 4‐year college and continue pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree Work as a Pharmacy Tech while continuing education Some students continue into other medical ﬁelds such as: Pharmacist Nurse Practitioner Physician’s Assistant Physician
ApTphlicea PornoPcreocsesss Apply for P‐TECH program Complete Application Form for P‐Tech Academy available online February 9, 2023 Complete Application Form for Pharmacy Tech program Take the TSIA2 for dual credit classes The Texas Success Initiative The Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) is a series of placement test that assesses your readiness for college‐level coursework in English language arts and reading and mathematics. Many dual credit classes require a passing score to enroll in the course. Complete Apply Texas Attend Summer Bridge in June Prepare for dual‐credit courses Fall of Freshman year by taking a Medical Terminology Prep course Begin dual‐credit courses Spring of Freshman year For more information contact: Anna Lisa Vargas CCMR Director, Seguin ISD [email protected] Cherry Johnston College Pathways Specialist, Seguin High School [email protected]