WAXAHACHIE — A second newly graduate and now former Waxahachie High School student has already begun her path down a career in medicine.

Molly Gospodarek, the daughter of Anthony and Monica Gospodarek of Waxahachie, recently earned her certification as a pharmacy technician, announced Waxahachie ISD.

Gospodarek, a 2017 WHS graduate who studied in the Career and Technology program, has successfully completed all of the requirements and has passed the ExCPT national certification exam to earn her certification as a pharmacy technician. Gospodarek plans to work as a pharmacy technician and continue to further her studies at Navarro College. She intends to pursue a career in education.

The Health Science cluster in the WHS Career and Technology Education Center offers senior students the opportunity to study and test for certification in various health care professions after successful completion of curriculum and meeting all eligibility requirements of the respective program. The Pharmacy Technician program is a rigorous program offered at Waxahachie High School. Students must successfully complete — with a grade of 80 or above on all units — a pharmacy technician curriculum program, consisting of blended instruction using both traditional classroom instruction and online curriculum.

Once students have successfully completed the curriculum, they can sit for the national certification exam, the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). If students pass this exam, they receive pharmacy technician national certification and will be able to register in the state of Texas for licensure to practice as a certified pharmacy technician in the state of Texas.

For more information about Health Science Technology Education events or courses, contact Lindsay Savala at 972.923.4614 or lsavala@wisd.org.