Do you possess these Qualities required of pharmacy technicians?
- Attention to detail
- Precision in technical and clerical aspects of the job
- Ability to work independently within legal limitations
- Concern for and satisfaction in serving patients
Do you think you would like to work as a pharmacy technician in any of the following sites?
- Drug Stores
- Nursing Homes
- Home Health Agencies
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
- Maintain patient records
- Prepare medications
- Manage inventory control
- Prepare insurance claim forms
- Prepackage medications
- Prepare intravenous medications
- Operate computerized medication-dispensing machines
Pharmacy Technology offers a one-year Diploma curriculum which trains pharmacy technicians to work under the supervision of licensed pharmacists in performing the technical functions involved in providing health care and medications to patients. Instruction includes classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences.
Entry into the Diploma program requires a high school diploma or equivalent and the completion of one year of high school algebra and biology.
Academic program sequencing and fact sheet for the diploma program may be found by CLICKING HERE.
Upon completion of the program, students are encouraged to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. Once employed, registration with the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy is required.
The Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technology is available for technicians wanting to continue their academic training. Instruction for this program is offered primarily through online courses in order to accomodate technicians currently working in the pharmacy practice setting. Entry into the Associate Degree program requires current certification with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and a Diploma in Pharmacy Technology.
Academic program sequencing and fact sheet may be found by CLICKING HERE.
Individual Course Descriptions may be found by CLICKING HERE.
Department Chair: Dr. Dina Adams, Telephone: (910) 678-8229, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: (910) 678-8264