Pharmacy Technician—Technical Certificate
This program is in development and is awaiting final approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists with filling prescriptions and providing customer service. Specific duties generally include measuring or counting medications, generating prescription labels, verifying health insurance coverage, filing insurance claims, and maintaining electronic records.
Pharmacy technicians enjoy working with the public and are effective communicators. Attention to detail, accuracy, confidentiality and patience are key attributes needed for the technician to realize professional fulfillment and success in this field.
The purpose of this program is to prepare students to work as pharmacy technicians in retail and hospital settings, under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Students successfully completing this program are eligible to sit for the national pharmacy technician certification examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians.
Full-time students may complete the program in one year. Part-time students may require additional time.
Courses and clinical components are part of the curriculum.