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Pharmacy Technician Advanced Certificate

Your prescription for a great career

  • Combination of administrative and clinical courses to prepare students for the workplace
  • Required externship that allows students to gain firsthand experience and network with future employers

Upon completion of the 51-credit program, you may apply for an Advanced Certificate.

All students in the Pharmacy Technician program are required to pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to participating in the  Pharmacy Technician program courses.

Students must also complete a physical exam and provide proof of the following:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Annual TB testing (PPD skin test or blood test accepted)
  • Annual influenza vaccination

Major Requirements Credit Hours
Health 101, Introduction to Allied Healthcare Careers 2
Health 103, Medical Terminology 2
Biology 110, Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
Health 113, Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
Pharmacy Technician 201, Pharmacy Tech Foundations 3
Pharmacy Technician 211, Pharmaceutical Concepts & Calculations 3
Pharmacy Technician 212, Prescription Processing & Simulations 4
Pharmacy Technician 221, Pharmacy Tech Clinical I 4
Pharmacy Technician 222, Pharmacy Tech Exam Review 3
Pharmacy Technician 223, Pharmacy Tech Exam Clinical II 4



Employment for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations by 2026.

National median annual wage Pharmacy Technicians: $30,920*

National job growth projections by 2026: 12%*

*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook,

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