Pharmacy Technician

Technical Diploma

About the Pharmacy Technician Program

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).

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Pharmacy technician handing product to customer

Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
1050110100 Medical Terminology (Nicolet)
Description
3.00
1053611000 Phamaceutical Calculations
Description
3.00
1051010200 Health Insurance and Reimbursement
Description
3.00
1053611300 Pharmacy Business Applications
Description
3.00
1053611500 Pharmacy Law
Description
2.00
1053612000 Fundamentals of Reading Prescriptions
Description
1.00
1053612200 Pharmacology
Description
3.00
1080119600 Oral Interpersonal Communication (Nicolet)
Description
3.00
1080919900 Psychology of Human Relations (Nicolet)
Description
3.00
1053612500 Pharmacy Drug Distribution Systems
Description
2.00
1053612600 Pharmacy Parenteral Admixtures
Description
3.00
1053614300 Pharmacy Hospital Clinical
Description
2.00
1053614100 Pharmacy Computer Lab
Description
2.00
1053613900 Pharmacy Community Clinical
Description
3.00

At A Glance

Flexible Options

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On Campus

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Online Classes

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Shared Program

Approximate Cost

$3,086*

*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • 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

Your Potential Careers

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

Median Annual Salary

$26,333 $30,576 $30,930
Local State National

EMSI 2018.3

Get Started

Your application can be submitted online, it takes just a few minutes to complete.

Admission Requirements

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.

  • 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: Math 16, Reading 16, Writing 16
    • Accuplacer: Math 50, Reading 55, Writing 70

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