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Community Pharmacy Technician Certificate

A pharmacy technician's job may vary slightly depending on the type of facility they work in. Pharmacy technicians who work in hospital or drug store pharmacies perform different tasks than those who work in mail-order fulfillment. And technicians who work in nursing homes, hospitals or care facilities have additional duties than those who work in other arenas. In general, a pharmacy technician performs these duties:

  • Receive and verify prescriptions
  • Prepare medication for clients through mixing, counting pills and labeling bottles
  • Price and fill prescriptions
  • Obtain approval from the pharmacist
  • Patient paperwork
  • Insurance claims
  • Inventory and stock medication

Prerequisites

18 year of age
High School diploma or GED
Current Tuberculin Test
Basic Computer Skills
Personal Interview Required prior to enrollment
Drug Screen first day of class

Community Pharmacy Technician CurriculumHours
Pre-requisite: Medical Terminology MDCA 101332
Introduction To Pharmacy (PHRA 1001)64
Drug Classification (PHRA 1005)58
Community Pharmacy Practice & Observation (PHRA 1013)80

Additional costs: Textbook and uniform: Mosby's 3rd Edition Pharmacy Technician: Principles and Practice, T. Hooper(2007) ISBN: 97814377067030

Classroom instruction will be held at Eastfield College. For more information, contact Janet Loper at 972-860-7232.