Blackhawk Technical College will begin a new one-year technical diploma program at its Beloit Center beginning Fall 2012 for individuals interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician.
Pharmacy Technicians assist registered pharmacist in dispensing medications and other health care products to patients. Job duties include working with third party and doctor's offices in resolving adjudication of patients' insurance or state funding programs. Pharmacy Technicians often do the routine tasks associated with preparing prescribed medication and providing drugs to patients. They may also compound medications, process verbal prescriptions, respond to doctor calls, coordinate expense and medication orders, handle returns and expired credits, and oversee non-licensed pharmacy management.
This three semester diploma requires 29 credit hours to complete. To enter the program, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent with transcript, an entry assessment (COMPASS or ACT), completed the college admission process, consent to a criminal background check and be in good health.