Pharmacy Technician

PREPARE FOR A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CAREER—ONLINE CLASS                 

THIS CLASS ALLOWS YOU TO TAKE THE STATE CERTIFICATION TEST

Pharmacy technicians are used in a variety of ways to support the work of a supervising pharmacist. They will assist licensed pharmacists as they provide medication and other health care products to patients. They may assemble prescriptions in a pharmacist’s absence, but the pharmacist must check the medication before it is dispensed to a patient. Pharmacy technicians in North Carolina are considered a valuable part of a pharmacy’s team. The State Board of Pharmacy and the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists are looking for more ways to expand the pharmacy technician’s role. From measuring medications to maintaining patient records, your administrative and clinical knowledge will open doors in:

  • Hospitals       
  • Community pharmacies                                                                                                     
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Outpatient clinics                                                                                
  • Pharmaceutical companies                                                                                                                      
  • Subject matter for this class includes: pharmacy laws and regulations, pharmacy calculations, pharmacy terminology, proper handling and storage of medications, dispensing systems, labeling requirements, record-keeping, and documentation.

Prerequisite: High School diploma or GED and Medical Terminology course (minimum of 45 hours)

The tuition and fees for this class total $244 which does not include the cost for the certification exam or the medical terminology class. It will be an additional $225 to sit for the certification exam.  The course will be scheduled once a week for sixteen (16) weeks. Students must pay and complete registration two weeks prior to class beginning. Call 910-272-3604 for information.