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.

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/.   

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,413.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
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.

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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: 12,580

Current job openings per year: 1,170

Instructors

Mallory Shaw
901-543-6086

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