Pharmacy Technician (PHT)
The Pharmacy Technician course will enable a student to go straight from the classroom to the job market. Students will receive instruction in such topics as processing and recognizing drug orders, the NDA process, ordering, maintaining, and controlling pharmacy inventory, pharmacy calculations, sterile product compounding, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, HIPAA and other regulatory mandates and laws that affect pharmacy.
Graduates may find suitable employment with pharmacies in the retail environment, hospital or research, etc. According to the United States Department of Labor, the average salary for a Pharmacy Technician is $29,320 per year and job opportunities are estimated to grow at a rate of 20%, which is faster than average.
- Process and recognize drug orders
- Understand the process for bringing new drugs to market through the NDA process
- Understand how to use the patient profile and hospital chart in drug use and monitoring
- Order, maintain, and control pharmacy inventory
- Differences required for handling controlled substances and their drug orders
- Pharmacy calculations
- Sterile product compounding
- Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics
- HIPAA and other regulatory mandates and laws that affect pharmacy
What does this program prepare you to do as a Pharmacy Technician ?
Pharmacy Technicians work in a variety of settings including, retail, hospitals, long-term care, hospice, etc. Some of your responsibilities would include taking Rx orders, verifying insurance, filling the Rx, reviewing patient records, counseling the patients and much more.
What do graduates earn?
Upon graduation, graduates of the program earn a Certificate of Completion as a Pharmacy Technician and are eligible to Register as a Pharmacy Technician, which will enable them to immediately work in a variety of Pharmacy settings.
Are night classes offered?
Yes! We offer an evening program that easily fits into a student’s busy working schedule. Evening classes are offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 12 weeks.
What is required to take the course?
Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible to take the course.
Do you offer job placement?
Yes! Job placement assistance is available for all Palmetto School of Career Development graduates. Pharmacists and pharmacy personnel recruiters contact our program when looking for qualified Pharmacy Technician graduates. We also continually contact local pharmacies to notify them of upcoming graduating classes. However, we cannot guarantee anyone a job.