Pharmacy Technology Program Overview (A45580 or D45580)

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
  • Use technology to help maintain accurate patient records, prepare and package medications, and place orders

Pharmacy Technology Program Overview (A45580 or D45580)


  • 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.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree   or  Diploma
  • Program length: 5 semesters                                  3 semesters
  • Admission Cycle: Fall semester                              Fall semester
  • Method of Instruction: Classroom/online instruction and hands-on, practical experience