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
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?
- Entry Level Pharmacy Technician Certificate
- Advanced Pharmacy Technician Diploma
Interest Form for the Pharmacy Program:
The completed program interest form or related questions can be emailed to:
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.