Pharmacy Technician



Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists with technical and detail-oriented tasks in both community and hospital pharmacy settings. Students learn skills to assist with the preparation of oral and intravenous medications, filling prescriptions, and use of automated dispensing machines. Pharmacy technicians can work in hospitals, retail stores, neighborhood pharmacies, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and mail-order facilities.

This certificate program prepares students to take the national pharmacy technician certification exam offered from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

Pharmacy Technician Program Flyer

Pharmacy Technician Checklist

Gainful Employment Information


2016-2017 Program Dates

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Tues. & Thurs. in class, Mon. & Wed. online)

  • 8/22/2016 – 11/30/2016 (plus clinical)
  • 12/5/2016 – 3/23/2017 (plus clinical)
  • 4/11/2017 – 7/13/2017 (plus clinical)

Students are required to complete online homework throughout the week in addition to attending classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Part-Time (M-Th, 5-9 p.m. / Mon. & Wed. in class, Tues. & Thurs. online)

  • 9/27/2016 – 5/2/2017 (plus clinical)

Part-time students are required to complete online homework throughout the week in addition to attending classes on Mondays and Wednesdays.


Program Cost

  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 732.50
  • Total Credit Hours: 32.00
  • Cost per Credit: $82
  • Additional Fees: $768
  • Estimated Program Cost: $3,392 (books may add to your final cost)



Code Course Credits
PHT 111 Orientation to Pharmacy 3.00
PHT 112 Pharmacy Law 2.00
PHT 113 Pharmacy Calculations 1.00
PHT 115 Pharmacology I 3.00
PHT 116 Institutional Pharmacy 3.00
PHT 117 Communication for Pharmacy Technicians 1.00
PHT 114 Computer Skills for Pharmacy Technicians 1.00
PHT 118 Pharmacology II 3.00
PHT 119 Community Pharmacy 3.00
PHT 120 Medical Insurance Procedures 1.00
PHT 207 Drug Classification 3.00
PHT 170 Pharmacy Clinical: Institution 4.00
PHT 171 Pharmacy Clinical: Community 4.00

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Earning Potential


  • Hourly Pay = $11.74
  • Annual Salary = $24,410


  • Hourly Pay = $17.15
  • Annual Salary = $35,667


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • Pharmacy Technician


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Chain retail pharmacies
  • Educational and training programs
  • Home health care agencies
  • Independent retail pharmacies
  • Local hospitals
  • Long term care facilities
  • Mail order drug companies
  • Managed health care facilities
  • Military

Upcoming Related Events

Monday, February 27, 2017
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Time: 5:30am
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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Time: 9:30am
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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Time: 1:00pm

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