Conexión Del Rio/ SFDRCISD, PIO, Reno Luna, contributor

DEL RIO – Nine students from the Career and Technical (CTE) Education Program at Del Rio High School  received their national certification as a Pharmacy Technician on May 9.  As a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), students have gained experience in the fundamentals of pharmacology, pharmacy law, sterile/non-sterile compounding, medication safety, medication order entry and filling.  Upon receiving their national certification and state licensing, students are able to obtain employment in entry level areas of community and institutional pharmacy settings. 

The nine students include: Valeria De la Garza, Alejandra Flores, Hidekel Godinez-Santos, Lorena Salazar, Aaliyah Vargas, Victoria Perez, Daria Di Blasi, Kendra Gonzalez, and Harlie Urias.  They are under the instruction of Velma Perez RN, BSN, CPhT.  Mrs. Perez believes that by preparing the next generation of healthcare workers while still in high school, we are making a positive impact in their academic future and employment possibilities.  These students are part of the health science cluster in the growing CTE programs at Del Rio High School.