A Pharmacy Technician works in a pharmacy under the direction of a pharmacist. As a graduate from our program, your main responsibility will be assisting the pharmacist in filling prescriptions according to doctors’ orders.
As a student in the program, you will become fluent in medical terminology specific to the scope of the pharmacy field. You will learn to read and interpret prescriptions as well as identify drugs by generic and brand names. You will also learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement.
Graduates of the 1-year program earn a certificate and are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination. A licensed Pharmacy Technician can find employment in a variety of settings. Opportunities exist in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and large industrial complexes.
Due to an increased demand for prescription medication, the Department of Labor shows a trend of growth in the field of Pharmacy Technology.