Pharmacy Technology

About

Pharmacy Technology Program's mission is to train students to work in retail & wholesale pharmacies, home health care & long term care facilities. Graduates will perform as pharmacy technicians or assistants under the pharmacist's supervision. Students will become skilled in medications, prescription preparation, reconstitution & IV preparation. They will learn to establish & maintain patient profiles, packaging & equipment, and perform administrative, communicative, and inventory control duties. Clinical training is provided in all work environments. Upon completion of training, students will take the Pharmacy Technology Certification Examination (PTCE). Students receive hands-on experience using PioneerRx, a leading pharmacy software system. More information is available at https://www.pioneerrx.com.  You must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma, pass the Career Readiness exam & provide a satisfactory physical exam with all required immunizations. Students in this 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 $4,008.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $725.71

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Technology1296Diploma

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: 10,840

Current job openings per year: 940

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 Technology Certification Examination (PTCE)

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Nicole Neely
931-424-2965

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