- Award: Diploma
- Credits: 35
- Delivery: Offered entirely online with face-to-face options available for some/all sections.
- WIOA Certified
About this Program
The Pharmacy Technology Diploma Program prepares graduates for entry level careers working under the direction of a trained and licensed Pharmacist in retail, clinic or hospital settings. A pharmacy technician assists the pharmacist in all aspects of prescription processing, customer services, and administrative duties in accordance with the standard written procedures and guidelines under the supervision of a professional pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians will perform different duties depending on the practice setting in which they are employed. In general, a pharmacy technician may perform the following duties: receive and verify prescriptions, and prepare medications for customers/patients through mixing, counting and labeling prescriptions. Pharmacy technicians also consult with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals regarding patient information, allergies, and lab results to determine optimal patient care. Pharmacy technicians may also assist the pharmacist with preparation, administrative duties, and customer service duties. This program prepares graduates for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam which is necessary for certification.
- Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone 56164