Applied Technology Diploma
Creating competent, ethical, confident entry-level health care practitioners committed to professional development through life-long learning in a positive, non-discriminatory and supportive learning environment.
Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of licensed pharmacists to perform technical and clerical duties in the systematic operation of the pharmacy. They are prepared to work in retail and community pharmacies, hospital and health care affiliated pharmacies, or mail-order pharmacies. Pharmacy technicians practice under the legal umbrella of the pharmacist license; therefore, all technician activities are the responsibility of the pharmacist.
This program provides students with the theoretical, practical and clinical skills needed to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, health care facility, nursing home or mail-order pharmacy. Program completers will be eligible to take the national pharmacy technician certification exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. This program is part of the Pharmacy Management A.S. degree and guarantees transfer of credit of 40 hours toward the A.S. degree.
Hands-on experience is included in your program through internships with our medical partners: Baptist, Brooks Rehabilitation, Flagler, Memorial, St. Luke’s, St. Vincent’s, and the Naval Hospital, as well as Mayo Clinic and Orange Park Medical Center.
Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
Full- and part-time opportunities are expected to increase dramatically. A growing and aging population will drive the need for pharmaceuticals and the expansion of retail pharmacies and the role of pharmacy technicians.
Average earnings for pharmacy technicians range from $10-$14 per hour to more than $17 per hour. Shift and weekend rates are higher and certification also increases your income.
Certification and Articulation
Your diploma makes you eligible to take the national pharmacy technician certification exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the Pharmacy Technician program, students must:
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- Complete a pharmacy technician application.
- Submit high school completion transcript or copy of GED® test scores.
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