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Pharmacy Technician


Help registered pharmacists prepare medications. There’s a growing demand for pharmacy techs as our population ages and new drugs go on the market every day.

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What is Pharmacy Technician?

The Pharmacy Technician performs technical functions under the direction of a Registered Pharmacist; including prescription preparation, inventory, repackaging, and compounding.

The essential elements of this certificate program include the history of pharmacy, pharmacy law, medical terminology, drug classification and prescription preparation.

Laboratory experience and an externship under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist are required components of the program.

What are my career options?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

Pharmacy technicians can work in either a community or institutional pharmacy. Community pharmacies consist of chain, franchise, independent, and mail-order pharmacies. Institutional pharmacies include hospital, home healthcare, long-term care facilities, and managed-care pharmacies.

There is a need for Pharmacy Technicians in our area. As life-saving drugs continue to get approved and the population continues to age, the need for pharmacy technicians will continue. Statistics from the US Department of Labor show that employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow much faster than average through 2028.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?


  • Pharmacy Technician I - Undergraduate certificate
  • Pharmacy Technician II - Undergraduate certificate
  • Retail Pharmacy Technician - Undergraduate certificate

Program Information

Interest Form for the Pharmacy Program:

You may mail the interest form to:

Jefferson Community and Technical College
Attn: Angela Riley
109 East Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

You may hand deliver the form to Angela Riley on the Downtown campus in the Health Sciences Hall, room 464.

Jefferson's Pharmacy Technician Program is one of the few programs in Kentucky accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Certification is currently required by some employers.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Angie Riley

Academic Program Coordinator


Kara Schotter

Clinical Coordinator


Allied Health and Nursing Direct Line:  502-213-4050

Allied Health Advising Office:  502-213-2245

Allied Health Division Office:  502-213-4200 or 502-213-4296