The Pharmacy Technician program at HCC 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.
HCC's Pharmacy Technician program is a 33 credit hour (3 full time semesters) program leading to a certificate. 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. 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 related to drugs or pharmacy in order to participate in the pharmacy practicum.
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. PT’s 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.
Summer and Fall 2014 enrollment now open
June 2, 2014: Summer classes begin
August 20, 2014: Fall classes begin
Fall 2014 lab meets October 22-24, 2014 (Wednesday to Friday) from 8 to 5 all three days.