Pharmacy Technicians work side by side with pharmacists in every pharmacy setting to provide assistance in prescription preparation, customer service, and pharmacy management. Students learn the skills necessary for prescription preparation and basic pharmacy management which requires studies in pharmacy calculations, aseptic and non-sterile compounding, state and federal pharmacy law, medication safety and use, and communications. Students will be exposed to the various aspects of pharmacy practice not only in the classroom but also in simulation laboratories and experiential education experiences..
Scheduling and Entry Options
The Pharmacy Technician Program is a full-time day program with courses in the major starting in the Fall semester. Full-time students can complete the program in two semesters and a Summer Term. General Education courses are offered both day and evening and can be completed at any time before or during the program.
See “Entry to Clinical Program - Allied Health” for additional program entry information.
Please refer to this link for additional program information: http://www.tctc.edu/x2624.xml.
The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ASHP can be contacted at 1-866-279-0681 or 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Their website is www.ashp.org.
The Pharmacy Technician Program also meets the requirements of the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy for pharmacy technician training programs for pharmacy technicians seeking to be state certified. The Board of Pharmacy can be contacted at 803-896-4700 or 110 Centerview Drive, Columbia, South Carolina 29210.