Pharmacy Technician (Certificate)

Over the last year, 5,000+ jobs were posted by companies in our region for professionals in this field. As a pharmacy technician, salaries start around $19,000 for entry-level positions. (Source: EMSI Career Coach)

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.

Program Objectives

  1. Demonstrate competencies needed to work as a pharmacy technician in all pharmacy settings.
  2. Show proficiency in dispensing medications.
  3. Assist Registered Pharmacists in all aspects of pharmacy operations.
  4. Function effectively as a member of the health care team.
  5. Practice as a pharmacy technician within the legal and ethical framework guidelines.

Requirements & Course Sequence

All course requirements and the recommended sequence of courses for this program can be found through the College’s Online Academic Catalog. Click here to access the catalog for details on our Pharmacy Technician program.

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