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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

What They Do

Pharmacy Technicians can work in a variety of settings, from a community pharmacy setting, to hospitals and long-range care facilities.  As practitioners in a complex field, Pharmacy Technicians do more than just count pills.  Technicians assist in compounding and preparing medications and, with the assistance of Pharmacists, review patient records to ensure accuracy in the delivery of medication and to ensure patients are taking medications in the proper  manner.

Occupational Outlook and Earnings

Pharmacy Technicians have a variety of shift opportunities as they work whenever the pharmacy is open. This may include evenings, weekends, over night and some holidays. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pharmacy Technician job growth is expected to experience a 12% increase from 2016-2026 and the median salary is around $15.00 an hour. For more information, refer to their website at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm

What HutchCC Offers

The Pharmacy Technician program at HutchCC is one that is extremely flexible and portable, with many of the courses available online. Also, when compared to other institutions, our program is very affordable.  

The curriculum consists of technical and general education support courses. The student will be provided theory in an online classroom environment, a hands-on laboratory experience and clinical pharmacy experiences in various settings. The program is designed to include a variety of courses to prepare the student for success in any pharmacy environment. The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education partnership.

 

*Beginning Fall 2017, All students entering the program are required to attend face-to-face lab EACH SEMESTER.

  • There will be a new face-to-face lab attached to PH101 Community Pharmacy Technician for four days in the first semester.
  • The three-day PH105L with Hospital Pharmacy Technician will be in the second semester.
  • Finally, there will be a mandatory two-day skills check at the beginning of PH201 Pharmacy Practicum.

 

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During the practicum stage of this program, students are required to sit for the national certification examination. For more information on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, please visit www.ptcb.org.

NOTE: Applicant must have no felony convictions  in order to participate in the pharmacy practicum.


Accreditation:

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Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician program conducted by HCC, Hutchinson KS is accredited by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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