Pharmacy Technician

Job Outlook

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 textbooks 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

Michelle Loibl

Kent State University
Stark State College
Youngstown State University

  • NHA Patient Care Technician 

  • CPR First Aid

  • Ohio State Board of Pharmacy Certified Pharmacy Technician

  • OSHA 10

  • State Tested Nurse Assistant 

  • NHA and CET Certified EKG Technician

guy working on the pharmacy pouring medicine in a bottle