Applied Technology Diploma
Community Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of licensed pharmacists to perform technical and clerical duties in the systematic operation of the pharmacy. They are prepared to work in retail and community pharmacies.
Community pharmacy technicians practice under the legal umbrella of the pharmacist license; therefore, all technician activities are the responsibility of the pharmacist.
Creating competent, ethical, confident entry-level healthcare practitioners committed to professional development through life-long learning in a positive, non-discriminatory and supportive learning environment.
This program provides students with the theoretical, practical and clinical skills needed to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy. Program completers will be eligible to take the national pharmacy technician certification exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
This program is part of the Pharmacy Technician ATD program and guarantees transfer of 23 credit hours toward the Pharmacy Technician ATD.
Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Full- and part-time opportunities are expected to increase dramatically. A growing and aging population will drive the need for pharmaceuticals and the expansion of retail pharmacies and the role of pharmacy technicians.
Average earnings for community pharmacy technicians range from $9 to $12 per hour. Shift and weekend rates are higher and certification also increases your income.
Certification and Articulation
Your diploma makes you eligible to take the national pharmacy technician certification exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Community Pharmacy Technician program, students must:
- Complete a pharmacy technician application.
- Submit high school completion transcript or copy of GED® test scores.
- Have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HSC 1531 Medical Terminology.
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Total Credit Hours: 23