Pharmacy Technology StudentsThe Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Diploma Program

Trains students to become pharmacy technicians working under the supervision of licensed pharmacists. Instruction includes classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences.

Associate Degree Program

Provides additional academic training for current pharmacy technicians (current Pharmacy Technician Certification and a Diploma in Pharmacy Technology required). Instruction is offered primarily online to accommodate working technicians.


Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or med-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy.

Course Descriptions


The Pharmacy Technology Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (ASHP/ACPE) and is operated in compliance with their standards for accredited pharmacy technology programs.

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7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Telephone: (301) 664-8645 | Email: | Website: ASHP


Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam to become a certified pharmacy technician.

Once employed, registration with the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy is required.

Employment Outlook

A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval to the Pharmacy Technology program.

Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.

Pharmacy Technology Information Handbook for Advisees and Prospective Students (MS Word format)

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Competitive Points

As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system.

Pharmacy Technology awards 15 competitive points for applicants that attend the information session.

Estimated Program Costs

Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.

Item Cost
Tuition (projected)** $5,092.00
Uniforms (approx.) $200.00
Textbooks (approx.) $900.00
Liability Insurance $48.00
Special Tests N/A
Special Supplies N/A
Special Ceremonies N/A
Student Associations N/A
Graduation Fee $25.00
Licensure Fee N/A
Certification Fee* $129.00
Required Immunizations $250.00
Student Support Services Fee $68.00
Technology Fee $64.00
Background Check/Drug Screen $99.00
CAPS – parking/security fee $60.00
Total Annual Program Cost (approx.) $6,935.00

**Tuition is subject to change

Cost Sheet
Pharmacy Technology (A45580)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisites: 1Unit Biology, 1Unit Algebra, Diploma in Pharmacy Technology, Current Certification in good standing with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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Pharmacy Technology Diploma (D45580)

Length: 3 Semesters
Prerequisites: 1Unit Biology, 1Unit Algebra
Award: Diploma

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