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/ Pharmacy Technology – Wallace / HVAC – Southern Union /

Pharmacy (from the Greek ‘pharmakos’ for drug) is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences, and it is charged with ensuring the sage and effective use of medication. Pharmacists, therefore, are experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize medication use to provide patients with positive health outcomes. The Pharmacy Technology program at Wallace State provides general education courses, lab and theory courses as well as supervised clinical practice to develop the skills required in in the pharmacy technician practice. Pharmacy technicians play a vital role in assisting the supervising pharmacist in the preparation of prescribed medications and other health care products. On the Job took a prescribed visit to Wallace State Community College to find out more about their Pharmacy Tech program.

The history of conditioning or cooling our surroundings goes back to the ancient Romans who would use cool water circulating through the walls of their homes. In 2nd century China, Ding Huan invented a rotary fan for air conditioning. And through the next 18 centuries air conditioning went through a growing process. Most people don’t know the acronym HVAC. But we live with it everyday of our lives. No, it’s not a dreaded disease; it’s actually something good. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. And here in Alabama, in these long hot summers, we can’t imagine being without it…and that’s where students from Southern Union Community College’s HVAC program come in. Instructor David Burdette, and students, walked the crew of On the Job, through the “in’s-and-out’s” of what it takes to succeed in a career as an HVAC technician.

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