Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician, Diploma

Our Pharmacy Technician diploma program allows you to build the skills you need to become highly employable in the pharmaceutical industry in less than a year. Our program seeks to educate students to assist pharmacists in processing prescriptions and maintaining the pharmacy department. You will learn many of the same skills as our AAS students, but with a more hands-on focus. Topics covered include:

  • Learning the reaction between the human body and medications
  • Processing insurance claims
  • Packaging and labeling orders
  • Maintaining and monitoring inventory
  • Pharmaceutical terminology
  • Record keeping
  • Pharmacology practices
  • Pharmacy procedures
  • Calculations and conversion in measurements

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from our Pharmacy Technician diploma program are well-equipped to find work in a pharmacy, hospital, home health care setting, mail order setting or within the pharmaceutical wholesale industry. Duties for the Pharmacy Technician may vary depending upon the type of facility in which they are employed, as well as federal and state laws and regulations that define Pharmacy Technician practice.

PTCB Certification

SLCHC graduates are eligible to apply for approval to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam and may apply for the Missouri Pharmacy Technician Licensure.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm

Pharmacy Technician Application

Application For Admissions

Semester 1

Course # Course Hours Credits
BI103 Human Biology Theory 60 4
BI103L Human Biology Lab 30 1
HB303 Medical Terminology 45 3
PS101 Psychology 45 3
AH100 Professional Development 45 3
MT201 Technical Math 45 3

Semester 2

Course # Course Hours Credits
PH121 Pharmacy Fundamental Skills I Theory 60 4
PH121L Pharmacy Fundamental Skills I Lab 60 2
PH221 Pharmacy Fundamental Skills II Theory 45 3
PH221L Pharmacy Fundamental Skills II Lab 60 2
PH250 Pharmacy Externship 135 3

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