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.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
P.O. Box 614
1233 East College Street
Pulaski, TN 38478
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.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 12,580
Current job openings per year: 1,170