Pharmacy Technician

About

The mission of the Pharmacy Technology Program is to train students for employment in retail and wholesale pharmacies, and home health care and long-term care facilities. They will perform as pharmacy technicians or assistants under the direct supervision of the pharmacist. Students will learn to become skilled in medications, prescrip­tion preparation, reconstitution and IV preparation.

 

Program Accreditation:

ASHP (American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,648.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,413.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Stock Clerk432Certificate
Pharmacy Clerk864Certificate
Pharmacy Technician1296Diploma

For entrance into the Pharmacy Technician program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma and a satisfactory physical exam with all required immunizations. Students in the program are subject to drug testing and background screening.

Job Duties

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 11,960

Current job openings per year: 420

Salary Range

$26,800
to
$39,300

Instructors

Kimberly Tarton
901-543-6086

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