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Pharmacy Technician

Explore a wide range of pharmaceutical principles, career concepts, and skills needed to become a pharmacy technician
Assist pharmacists with prescriptions, answering patient questions about medications and participate in retail pharmacy procedures through on-site externships
Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to become a nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board


What can I do when I graduate?
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • Long-term care facility
  • Retail pharmacy
  • Home Health
  • Mail order pharmacy
  • Specialty areas: Pharmacy insurance/billing, development of training, certified "fitter", entering medication data
What would I do in this class?
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmaceutical Terminology
  • Pharmacy Recordkeeping
  • Pharmaceutical techniques
  • Pharmacy law and ethics
  • Participate in on-the-job learning experiences at local and hospital pharmaceutical settings
What can I do with further training?
  • Pharmacist
  • Nurse
  • Doctor
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Physical Therapist

Program Quick Facts

Pharmacy Technician students must be able to

  • Read, comprehend, and follow textbook and materials
  • Accurately perform math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages)
  • Use good written and oral communication skills
  • Work independently and in teams
  • Operate a computer to research topics incorporating critical thinking to complete assignments on a daily basis
  • Follow and apply safety and confidentiality guidelines and aseptic/sterile techniques in medication preparations
College Credits
Available Certifications
Lab Fees
Christine McCoury
Kent State University
Stark State College
Youngstown State University
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
State Trained Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Level 1 (junior) - $260.00
(Uniform - supplied by student)
(CPR/First Aid Training - Paid at time of training $40.00)
Level 2 (senior) - $295.00
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