The Pharmacy Technology program prepares students to become pharmacy technicians. These allied health professionals are employed in a variety of pharmacy practice settings, including retail pharmacies and hospitals. Supervised by a registered pharmacist, they perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws.
Pharmacy technicians are trained to interpret physicians’ medication orders, fill orders to be checked by pharmacists, and deliver the orders. They prepare admixtures of intravenous solutions, replenish drugs, maintain patient profile records, prepare bulk formulations, assist with over-the-counter drugs and health aids, and perform clerical duties, including processing insurance forms required by third-party payers. Pharmacy technicians are vital assets to pharmacists because their training allows them to perform technical pharmaceutical procedures, thus enabling pharmacists to devote additional time to their professional tasks.
Occupational Information for Pharmacy Technology
SOC Code: 29-2052.00
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29-2052.00 – Pharmacy Technicians
Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications.
Sample of reported job titles
Pharmacy Technician, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), IV Certified Pharmacy Technician, Pharmaceutical Care Associate
Cost of Program
|Tuition & fees:||$2,701.00|
|Books & supplies:||$1,206.50|
Length of Program
|Intended time to complete:||12 Months|
|Percentage of graduates who completed on time:||100%|
|Median debt from federal loans:||Not available at this time|
|Median debt from private educational loans:||Not available at this time|
|Median debt from institution financing plan:||Not available at this time|