Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists prepare prescription medications, provide customer service and perform administrative duties with
a pharmacy setting.
The first semester concentrates on basic health care concepts such as medical terminology, safety, pharmacy law, customer service, basic math, pharmacology, problem solving
and CPR. During the second semester, students gain occupation-spefic
skills and knowledge. Students (depending upon age and availability) may participate in work-based experiences during the second semester.
The rigorous academic courses requires
a high level of independent study while learning procedures for receiving prescription requests, counting tablets and labeling bottles, along with administrative functions such as answering phones and stocking shelves.
This program prepares students upon completion of the program to be eligible to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam
Students completing the Pharmacy Technician program and hold a high school diploma or GED are prepared to obtain the Arizona Board of Pharmacy Technician training license. Please contact the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy
for specific requirements. Note:
Second-semester students may participate in a job shadowing experience. Students are responsible for their own transportation. This course conducts random drug testing.
|Course Code || MC43 |
|Length ||2 semesters |
|Pharmacy Technician Certification |
|Possible Careers ||Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacist |
|Average Entry Level Salary ||$13-$14 per hour |