The 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. The Pharmacy Technology Program strives to support and provide quality instruction, knowledge, and practical experience to its graduates. The goal of the graduate is to successfully pass an exam to gain a national certification as a Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and to become employable, thus providing optimal pharmaceutical care in our community at an entry level for institutional, community, and other pharmacy practice settings.
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What to Expect:
The 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.
Associate Degree Program
Trains students to become pharmacy technicians working under the supervision of licensed pharmacists. Instruction includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences.
Gather Data Used by Pharmacists to Monitor Drug Therapy
Mix Intravenous Solutions and Other Specialized Medications
Package Medications in Unit-Dose or Med-Card Form
Prepare Prescription Medications
Update Patient Profiles
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.
Pharmacy Technology (A45580)
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Prerequisite: H.S. transcript/GED, ENG002 TIER 2 / MAT003 Tier 2 placement test credit or equivalent, 1 unit of Biology
Award: Associate in Applied Science
The Pharmacy Technology Program is designed to meet the educational requirements for Pharmacy Technician Certification in North Carolina. Please see the disclosure chart for information regarding Pharmacy Technician Certification in other states.