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.
Tennessee College of Applied Technology has partnered with the top pharmacy software, PioneerRx. Our students will experience a more hands-on learning experience as PioneerRx simulates the processes and workflow of today’s most innovative pharmacies. To learn more about our pharmacy system, visit https://www.pioneerrx.com/. Read what pharmacists around the nation are saying about PioneerRx at http://www.pharmacysoftwarereviews.com/.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
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.
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.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 12,580
Current job openings per year: 1,170