Pharmacy Technicians are supportive personnel who, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assist in the various activities of the pharmacy not requiring the professional judgment of the pharmacist. Technicians function in strict accordance with standard, written procedures and guidelines. Such duties include but need not be limited to maintaining patient records; setting up, packing and labeling medication doses; filling and dispensing routine orders for stock supplies of patient-care areas; maintaining inventories of drug supplies; and mixing drugs with parenteral fluids. In performing the skills, the technicians free the pharmacist to interact with and instruct patients and collaborate with other health team professionals.

The Pharmacy Technician Program offers a two semester program of study that leads to a Certificate in Pharmacy Technology. Graduates of the program are eligible to take an optional exam for certification.

Pharmacy Technicians are employed in pharmacies in hospitals, long-term facilities, home health agencies, clinics, retail services and mail service facilities; in pharmaceutical manufacturing industries; and in the military.

Salaries range from $8 to $12 an hour.

Pre requisites:

  • University skills placement tests and Developmental courses as necessary.
  • UNIV 102 Success Skills for Health Careers
  • Completion of the above pre requisites with a grade of "C" or better required for enrollment in the program.