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The PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Program is No Longer Being Offered at Allied Health Careers

The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to assist licensed pharmacists to dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists who must review prescriptions before they are given to patients. Technicians also may need to operate automated dispensing equipment when filling prescription orders.  Pharmacy technicians working in hospitals and other medical facilities prepare a greater variety of medications, such as intravenous medications. They may make rounds in the hospital, giving medications to patients. Other responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician are as follows: 

  • Measure amounts of medication for prescriptions
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Organize inventory and alert pharmacists to any shortages of medications or supplies
  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
  • Enter customer or patient information, including any prescriptions taken, into a computer system
  • Answer phone calls from customers
  • Arrange for customers to speak with pharmacists if customers have questions about medications or health matters

Objectives

The objective of the Pharmacy Technician program is to qualify the student to obtain entry level employment as a Pharmacy Technician.  The Pharmacy Technician program will provide the graduate with the opportunity to advance within these occupations through practical application of the skills acquired as a Pharmacy Technician graduate.  To achieve these objectives, Allied Health Careers stresses academic performance, attendance and a professional attitude. 

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