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Nursing & Allied Health

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and be skilled in the techniques required to fill prescriptions, constitute IV solutions, and prepare medications, but they do not need the advanced college education required of a licensed pharmacist.

Although pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist and must be willing to take directions, they must also be able to work competently without constant instruction by the pharmacist. Because of the critical nature of many pharmacy duties, pharmacy technicians must perform precise work where details can be a matter of life or death.

The pharmacy technician technical certificate prepares students for certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredits the program.

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