Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists to dispense prescription medication. Depending on the position, the technician may fulfill a range of job responsibilities. Technicians may manage third-party billing, answer telephones, direct customers to items or to the pharmacist for medication consultation, receive written prescriptions, clean and sterilize dispensing bottles and instruments, answer questions regarding non-drug products and collect payments. They work in retail and hospital settings.
In our noncredit, short-term training pharmacy technician program, you will:
- Train with industry professionals to learn best practices in the field
- Prepare to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s CPT exam to become a certified pharmacy technician
Summer/Fall 2023 sessions
Aug. 27-Dec. 9
CE 082 3001
The lecture portion of the class will be conducted by online-asynchronous delivery via D2L. Class material will be released weekly. Discussion threads will be conducted regularly. Students will be required to post responses by deadlines. Open discussion option will be provided. Exams and quizzes will be conducted online. Review options will be offered. Students will also have the opportunity to interview a certified pharmacy technician and a pharmacist.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. This is considered a HIGH demand field. The median annual wage for Pharmacy Technicians was $36,630 in May 2022.
The program cost is $1,300, including textbooks and supplies. Federal and state aid are not available to offset costs. A payment plan is available. Additionally, WIOA funding is available for those who qualify.
Interested applicants should fill out the Pharmacy Technician interest form. For additional questions, email program director Melissa Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time and day to discuss the program.