Pharmacy Technology

About

This one-year program will prepare students to work as pharmacy technicians in wholesale or retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals or other healthcare settings. Classroom instruction includes anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pharmacy math, pharmacology, top drugs, law and ethics, third-party reimbursement, keyboarding and job preparation. Supervised clinical training is also provided. 
 
Pharmacy technicians prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist, and may measure, mix, count, label, and record amounts of medication dosages according to prescription orders. The program is designed to provide learning experiences and basic competencies that students will need for employment.
Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,392.67
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Technician1296Diploma

For entrance into the Pharmacy Technology program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma and a satisfactory physical exam with all required immunizations. Students in the program are subject to drug testing and background screening.

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Campus Locations

Clarksville Campus
135 International Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37040

Job Duties

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 12,580

Current job openings per year: 1,170

Certifications

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Stephanie Shute
931-572-1694

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