Pharmacy Technician

About

The mission of the Pharmacy Technician Program is to train students for employment in retail and wholesale pharmacies, home health care and long term care facilities. They will perform as pharmacy technicians or assistants under the direct supervision of the pharmacist. Students will learn to become skilled in medications, prescription preparation, reconstitution and IV preparation. They will also learn to establish and maintain patient profiles, packaging and equipment, and to perform administrative, communication, and inventory control duties. Clinical training is provided in all work environments. Upon completion of training, students will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE).

For entrance into the Pharmacy Technician program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma, pass the Career Readiness and a satisfactory physical exam with all required immunizations. Students in pharm tech 2018.pdfthe program are subject to drug testing and background screening.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,843.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,047.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Technician1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
P.O. Box 614
1233 East College Street
Pulaski, TN 38478

Job Duties

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 12,580

Current job openings per year: 1,170

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Orientation
Keyboarding
Pharmacy Math
Pharmacy Practice and Lab I
Top Drugs I
Pharmacology
Career Readiness/Technology Foundations
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Law Ethics and Hippa
Top Drugs II
Pharmacy Practice and Lab II
Pharmacology
Third Party Reimbursement
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristics
Clinical Training & PTCE Exam Preparation

Certifications

Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE)

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Nicole Neely
931-424-2965

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