Pharmacy Technology Program (A45580)


Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2015

It's a great time to be a pharmacy technician...

A career in pharmacy gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the fastest growing fields in health care. Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists to help ensure that patients have the medications they need.

A pharmacy technician works closely with pharmacists in hospitals, drug and grocery stores, and other medical settings to help prepare and distribute medicines to  patients. In many pharmacies, technicians:


  • Screen prescription orders for accuracy and completeness;
  • Prepare prescriptions--retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and sometimes mix the medication;
  • Perform calculations;
  • Prepare medicines used to treat cancer;
  • Assist in the management of investigational drug studies and;
  • Use technology to help maintain accurate patient records, prepare and package medications, and place orders.

    The Role of a Pharmacy Technician

    So You Want to be a Pharmacy Technician


    Program at a glance:

    • Program details: prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.
    • Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
    • Program length: 5 semesters
    • Admission Cycle: Fall semester
    • Method of Instruction: Classroom/online instruction and hands-on, practical experience


    Pharm Tech Admission Packet