Become a Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to support pharmacists by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for community, institutional, compounding, long-term care, mail-order, and other pharmaceutical settings. Students learn the most common medications, calculate dosages, process prescriptions, bill third-party insurance, learn aseptic techniques, and prepare sterile and non-sterile compounded medications. Students receive extensive hands-on training in the lab area using advanced pharmacy technology.

Approximate Total Program Cost


College Credit


Estimated Program Length

12 hours/week – 12 months

18 hours/week – 8 months

24 hours/week – 6 months

Average Program Length

9.5 months

Calculation based upon minimum weekly enrollment requirement of certificate-seeking students.

Pass Rate


National Average Pass Rate: 70%

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Pharmacy Technician - Advanced Faculty

Janette Toone



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