Pharmacy Technician

Community members count on pharmacies for medications that prevent serious health problems and help them feel better when they are sick. Pharmacy technicians play a crucial role in helping pharmacies meet patients’ needs. Whether working in a pharmacy within a hospital, grocery store, or retail store, pharmacy techs do everything from taking orders for prescriptions to accepting payments and filing insurance claims.

Becoming a pharmacy technician will require work in the classroom and participation in clinical experiences under the supervision of a pharmacist. You’ll learn the skills you need to complete important tasks such as packaging and labeling prescriptions to make sure patients get the correct dosage. You’ll also learn basic business skills and even how to manage inventory to make sure the pharmacy doesn’t run out of a medicine a patient might need.

You may choose to complete a 51-credit Certificate of Achievement, or apply for a 64-credit Associate in Applied Science degree. The median salary for pharmacy technicians in 2015 was $30,410 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Contact Info

Dean of Health Sciences:  Marla Clark  MClark@lakemichigancollege.edu  (269) 927-8762
Pharmacy Technician Director:  LaToya Mason  LMason@lakemichigancollege.edu  (269) 927-4086
Advisor:  Ken Kettler  kkettler@lakemichigancollege.edu  (269) 927-6544
Admissions:  Alexis Johns  AJohns@lakemichigancollege.edu  (269) 927-8748