Pharmacy Technician

Course Description:

Pharmacy technicians prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. Duties include: receiving       prescription requests, verifying the accuracy of information, maintaining patient profiles, measuring, mixing, counting, labeling, and recording dosages, preparing insurance forms, stocking and taking medication inventory. This program consists of 310 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 150 hours of internship where students gain on-the-job experience in a pharmacy setting.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will have their State registration and be prepared for National Certification. 

Prerequisites: A passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test, immunizations, certification with the American Heart  Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider, and a United States HS Diploma/GED. Additional fees required for Pharmacy Technician application, background check (if required by clinical site), and Livescan fingerprinting.

Fall Program Fee:  $550.00

Fall Semester/Year Long Schedules:   

Pharmacy Options Start Date End DateDays of the Week Times 
 Morning Pharmacy Option August 14, 2017December 19, 2017 Monday- Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
 Evening Pharmacy Option August 14, 2017May 31, 2018 Mondays, Wednesdays, AND 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
    Thursdays5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Instructor:  M. Archibald

How to get started?
Attend a Pharmacy Technician orientation at The Health Occupations Center.