Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians assist registered pharmacist in dispensing medications and other health care products to patients. They work in institutional and community pharmacies. 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.

Optional pharmacy technician certifications are available for those who are interested.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate personal/interpersonal knowledge and skills in the practice of pharmacy 
  • Demonstrate foundational professional knowledge and skills for the practice of pharmacy
  • Prepare prescriptions/medication orders and pharmaceutical products for dispensing, distribution, and disposal
  • Compound sterile and nonsterile medications
  • Follow established policies and procedures for procurement, billing, reimbursement and inventory management 
  • Utilize pharmacy technology and informatics
  • Adhere to state and federal regulations governing the practice of pharmacy
  • Apply the principles of quality assurance to the practice of pharmacy   

Information Meetings

Students are strongly advised to attend a program information meeting prior to registering for program courses. Topics included in these meetings include:

  • College application and admission
  • Financial aid
  • Course registration
  • Health requirements and background check
  • Classes and schedules
  • Program policy and procedure

Information Meeting dates for the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year:

  • 29 February 2016, 5:30 PM, Triangle Room
  • 1 March 2016, 3:00 PM, North Commons
  • 14 June 2016, 5:30 PM, North Commons