This is a 360-hour program whose coursework is based on competencies established by the Pharmacy Technician Coordinating Board. Upon completion of course work, you should be prepared to take the National Certification Examination.
Pharmacy technicians work with licensed pharmacists to provide medications and other health care products to patients. They usually perform routine tasks like counting tablets, labeling bottles and receiving prescriptions that they must verify and fill. Extended duties also include answering phones and following supply/inventory procedures as well as operating cash drawers.
Graduates of this program must meet state guidelines to sit for the certification exam and practice in a community pharmacy.
This program is offered in the spring and fall and is eligible for Financial Aid.
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Updated May 15, 2014