Pharmacy Technician Degree
- Day & Online Classes
- Introduction to Pharmacology
- Retail and Hospital Pharmacy
- Reading Prescriptions
- Pharmacy Calculations
- Hospital Pharmacy
- Retail Pharmacy
- Nursing Homes
- Pharmaceutical Suppliers
- Third Party Billing
- Specialty Pharmacy
- Apothecary Pharmacy
What is a Pharmacy Technician?
Pharmacy Technicians hold a variety of responsibilities including receiving incoming prescriptions, transcribing physicians’ orders, calculating dosages, using drug distribution systems, preparing IVs, packing medications, filling patient cassettes, labeling prescriptions and interfacing with patients.
Pharmacy Technicians can find work in hospitals, medical centers, skilled nursing facilities, private pharmacies, retail drug stores, outpatient clinics and pharmaceutical companies.
What will I learn?
Courses cover a variety of topics from drug types and calculations to compounding. Students in the Pharmacy Technology program will benefit from classroom theory, hands-on training in simulated labs, field trips and regular guest lectures from industry professionals.
As a student, you will get to participate in fun, hands-on activities such as filling prescriptions, sterile IV admixture, mock retail environments and non-sterile compounding – you even learn how to make your own lip balm!
The Pharmacy Technology program at Community Care College is offered online and on ground and graduates are fully prepared to take the PTCP national certification exam.
Before graduation, students complete an off-site externship in a professional industry facility of their choosing where they gain in invaluable, real world, on the job training and experience.
Students enter the field with a working knowledge of the top 200 dispensed brand and generic drugs.
Graduates are prepared to work in all aspects of the pharmacy industry as a technician, including retail, hospital and compounding.