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Pharmacy Technician (Certificate)

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The Pharmacy Technician certificate prepares individuals for becoming a pharmacy technician and other roles of supportive personnel in hospital and community pharmacies. This individual will be confident in providing assistance to Registered Pharmacists in a variety of tasks involving the preparation, packaging, distribution, labeling, and recording of drugs. Plus, students are prepared for all roles in a pharmacy, including billing, maintenance of stock, computer data entry, legal and ethical guidelines, and professionalism.

After completing the certificate, and through two clinical internships, students will be able to enter the pharmaceutical profession as confident and highly-skilled professionals, able to handle a multitude of tasks and issues. Graduates will be ready to help keep our community members healthy and happy.

Note: Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are eligible to apply and take a national Pharmacy Technician
Certification Exam. Satisfactory completion of this program increases the possibility of passing the certification exam, but does not guarantee a passing grade.

Career Opportunities

Hospital pharmacies
Community pharmacies
Closed (Private) Pharmacies
Extended care facilities
Home health agencies
Satellite pharmacies
Mail order pharmacy distribution centers
Pharmaceutical auditor
Insurance auditor

Key Classes

Pharmacy Calculations
Pharmacy Law and Ethics
Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Pharmacy Technician Practice
Financial Management in Health Care
Hospital & Retail Internship

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