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Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician

If you have a strong eye for detail and enjoy helping people, a career as a pharmacy technician might be in your future. Pharmacy technicians play a vital support role in preparing and dispensing prescription medications – acting as a liaison between pharmacists and patients. Employment prospects for pharmacy technicians are strong due to advances in pharmaceutical research and to an aging population.

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Prerequisite

High school diploma or equivalent, completion of our Basic Skills Assessment and submission of the Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to a computer and the Internet are required.

The Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application are located online. The instructions are here. You will be directed to the program application after completing the skills assessment.

Learn How To
  • Assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication, medical devices or products
  • Provide customer service to patients
  • Prepare patient medication
  • Communicate with physician offices or insurance companies
  • Handle HIPAA security and privacy
Hands-on Training
  • Dosage forms and classifications
  • Pharmacy laws and regulations
  • Prescription processing
  • Drug information references
  • Over-the-counter medicines
Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for more information about this program.

Certification Prep

This 65-hour certificate program will assist you in preparing for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam.

Testimonial

Genet Daba“KSU was my first choice. I was so successful in this program. If I can do it, others can do it. Now, I’m about to [pursue] nursing!”
— Genet Daba, graduate

 

 

Financing Options
  • Interest-free payment plans available on a case-by-case basis
  • VA Education Benefits
  • WIOA funding
  • Continuing education loans
Employment Locations
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Commercial pharmacies
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Drug Stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Commercial living facilities
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Occupational Trends
20% Growth

— Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20% through 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

No. 1 career field

— Yahoo ranks pharmacy technician as the No. 1 career field in high demand requiring little schooling.