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In the Pharmacy Technician program, students acquire essential customer service skills needed to interact professionally with pharmacy customers, co-workers, and other healthcare professionals. Students receive hands-on experience related to pharmacy procedures and essential job duties of pharmacy technicians. Students also receive hands-on experience in receiving, processing, and distributing prescriptions. Emphasis is placed on following all pharmacy related laws and regulations. Students learn to work safely in a team, independently and under the direction of a licensed Pharmacist. Students receive additional experience and assistance in preparing for national certification.
Depending on skills, ability, & interests, students can participate up to 3 terms.
Job opportunities increase after completion of training. Starting pay may range from the current minimum wage to a higher amount depending on the location of the job.
Students who most closely match the U.S. Department of Labor occupational profile for a Pharmacy Technician are accepted for enrollment.
Please review the 2019 – 2020 Pharmacy Technician Curriculum Guide for more detailed information.