Pharmacy Technology | JCTC

Pharmacy Technology

There’s a growing demand for pharmacy techs as our population ages and new drugs go on the market.

Program Contact
Matthew Poe, CPhT
Program Coordinator
(502) 213-2245
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What is Pharmacy Technology?

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.

female Pharmacy Technician scanning a bottle in a pharmacy

Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Apply?

Apply to Jefferson, then fill out the Pharmacy Technology Program application. This is a selective admission program, completed applications will be reviewed and students will be selected based on readiness (completion of communication, medical terminology, and digital literacy) and past healthcare experience. Not all applicants will be granted admission.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Additional Information

By partnering with PioneerRx Pharmacy Software, our program allows students to learn in a real-world environment using the most installed software for independent pharmacies. Students enhance their clinical and functional skills by training in a pharmacy system that is innovative, robust, and feature-rich. Read what current pharmacy leaders are saying about PioneerRx and see what the software has to offer.

Length of Program

The Pharmacy Technician program may be completed in two semesters while enrolled full-time. This program may be completed online, but lab and externship hours are required to be in person.

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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