The mission of the Pharmacy Technician program is to provide the technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed in the pharmacy field.
The purpose of the Pharmacy Technician program is to provide learning experiences which enable graduates to obtain basic competencies needed for employment as a Pharmacy Technician in either the institutional or retail setting. A Pharmacy Technician student is provided training on PioneerRX, which is software used in retail pharmacy. The software is provided by New Tech Computer Systems. www.newtechsys.com.
A technician is an individual who, under the supervision of a pharmacist, assists in the performance of activities of the pharmacy department not requiring the professional judgment of a pharmacist. Technicians must be appropriately trained for functions performed.
This Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and prepares the student to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).
- Top Drugs I & II
- Law, Ethics, & HIPAA
- Pharmacy Math
- Third Party Reimbursement
- Pharmacy Practice/Lab I & II
- Pharmacology I & II
- Career Readiness
- Clinical Training and PTCE Preparation
- Applicants must be 18 years of age by graduation
- Complete a TCAT-M Application
- Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript
- Pass the required entrance exam
- Provide proof of MMR and Varicella immunity
For information on placement and salary expectations, please contact Student Services.
Students are subject to drug screening, criminal background check, and more stringent vaccination requirements based upon clinical affiliation agreements.
Cost of training includes textbooks, supplies, personal items, liability insurance, and tuition. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. COMPASS Schedule
Pharmacy Technician 1296 hours
- Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Link