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Pharmacy Technician Certificate


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Technical Certificate of Credit Accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists

This program prepares students for certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists to provide health care and medications to patients. Pharmacy Technicians must perform precise work where details can be a matter of life or death. They must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and the techniques required to fill prescriptions, constitute IV solutions, and prepare medications. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential to interact with patients and other health care professionals on a daily basis.

The Pharmacy Technician courses are designed in accordance with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) guidelines. They are not designed for college transfer credit. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course.

A new day class is accepted each fall and is completed in 12 months.

Career Opportunities

Community pharmacies, drug manufacturing companies, drug wholesale companies, home-health care, hospital pharmacies, nuclear-medicine pharmacies, nursing homes.

Admission Information 

Additional admission procedures are required for this program. Students are encouraged to apply early, as the program is filled on a Rolling Admission basis. This means that applications are reviewed upon receipt, interviews are scheduled, and notification letters are mailed to applicants until the class has been filled.

Priority consideration is given to students who apply before May 1st.

Go to the Pharmacy Technology website for specific information on admission requirements and application procedures

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