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. Students who complete the program will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

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.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $4,489.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $841.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Technician1296Diploma

For entrance into the Pharmacy Technician program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
265 Elkins Rd
Jacksboro, TN 37757

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

Tennessee Board of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Technician License

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Kelli Shipley
423-566-9629 x107

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