Course|Upcoming Pharmacy Technician Courses
The demand for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially. This high demand is the result of the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians and the aging population. Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors’ orders. Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for dispensing to patients. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of drug and producing a prescription label. Pharmacy Technicians work with drugs to be administered orally, topically, for the eye, nose, etc. Depending upon the practice setting, a Pharmacy Technician is also involved in the admixture of drugs for intravenous use. Pharmacy Technicians may work in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, pharmacy benefit managers and large industrial complexes. Educational Requirements: Students should have taken math and science in high school. A high school diploma or GED is required to sit for the PTCB exam. Please call the Continuing Education Office at 1 (800) 377-5222 ext. 7495 to request the required forms for this program. YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED A SPOT IN THE COURSE UNTIL ALL OF THE REQUIRED FORMS ARE COMPLETED. JOBS AVAILABLE LOCALLY.