Pharmacy Technician

  • Explore a wide range of pharmaceutical principles, career concepts, and skills needed to become a pharmacy technician
  • Assist pharmacists with prescriptions, answering patient questions about medications and participate in retail pharmacy procedures through on-site externships
  • Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to become a nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

FAQs

What can I do when I graduate?
  1. Hospital pharmacy
  2. Long-term care facility
  3. Retail pharmacy
  4. Home Health
  5. Mail order pharmacy
  6. Specialty areas: Pharmacy insurance/billing, development of training, certified "fitter", entering medication data
What would I do in this class?
  1. Medical Terminology
  2. Pharmaceutical Terminology
  3. Pharmacy Recordkeeping
  4. Pharmaceutical techniques
  5. Pharmacy law and ethics
  6. Participate in on-the-job learning experiences at local and hospital pharmaceutical settings
What can I do with further training?
  1. Pharmacist
  2. Nurse
  3. Doctor
  4. Physician’s assistant
  5. Physical Therapist

Program Quick Facts

Pharmacy Technician students must be able to:

  • Read, comprehend, and follow textbook and materials
  • Accurately perform math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages)
  • Use good written and oral communication skills
  • Work independently and in teams
  • Operate a computer to research topics incorporating critical thinking to complete assignments on a daily basis
  • Follow and apply safety and confidentiality guidelines and aseptic/sterile techniques in medication preparations
 

Uniform requirements

  • To be determined

Career/Tech Club Affiliation

Announcements

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