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Pharmacy Technician

Technical Diploma


Nicolet College offers the Pharmacy Technician program in cooperation with Lakeshore Technical College. Admission procedures, deadlines, and program availability are subject to change. Please contact an academic advisor for the latest information.


About the Program

The Pharmacy Technician assists the pharmacist by performing the following duties:

  • Package and label drugs for prescription dispensing
  • Prepare and deliver unit dose drugs to the nursing services of hospitals or nursing homes
  • Prepare parenteral admixtures under aseptic and sterile conditions
  • Receive and inventory drug shipments
  • Manual and computer maintenance of records, including patient profiles
  • Provide office services as needed in the pharmacy
  • Compound solutions, ointments, lotions, suppositories, and other medications
  • Comprehend and utilize medical and drug terminology common to the pharmaceutical environments
  • Recognize and apply the knowledge of ethics as well as legal implications of their actions as it relates to themselves, the pharmacist, and the pharmacy


The Pharmacy Technician program trains individuals for the roles of supportive personnel for hospital and community pharmacies. The pharmacy technician provides assistance to the pharmacist in a variety of technical tasks involving the packaging, distribution, compounding, labeling, and recording of drugs. This program is presented using interactive television (ITV) to distance sites where the students will also have lab instruction and clinical experiences.

The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP).


Admission Requirements

  • Official high school or GED/HSED transcripts
  • Completed background check
  • Interview with program advisor
  • Health/TB/Tetanus form
  • Functional Abilities Statement of Understanding form
  • Completed signature page of Pharmacy Technician Program Handbook
  • Accuplacer or ACT scores (lower scores require prep classes)
                          ACT:   Accuplacer:
       Math            16         50
       Reading        16         55
       Writing         16         70

Possible Careers

  • Pharmacy technician in community pharmacies
  • Nursing home pharmacies
  • Home IV Specialist
  • Hospital pharmacies


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