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Pharmacy Technician

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The heightened demand for healthcare services is providing pharmacy technicians with an increasing number of opportunities and career growth.

A pharmacy technician career could be perfect for you if you see yourself as an important member of the healthcare team. With your associate degree, you could assist pharmacists ensuring that patients receive the critical medications and treatments they need.


In this program you will learn how to:

  • Prepare chemotherapy and IV antibiotics
  • Manage Home Infusion Pharmacy
  • Compound creams and capsules
  • Prepare Total Nutrition Mixtures
  • Recognize Neonatal and Geriatric Considerations
  • Maintain Controlled Substance Logs
  • Use ampoule and glass filter syringes
  • Reconstitute Antibiotics
  • Calculate flow rates
  • Calculate dosages
  • Identify Classification of Drugs
  • Manage medication inventory
  • Understand Pharmacy Law and Patient Privacy (HIPAA)

With your Associate Degree, you could:

  • Chemotherapy Technician
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Inventory Manager
  • Pharmacy Technician Manager
  • IV Technician
  • Extemporaneous Compounding Technician

You could work as a technician in many areas such as:

  • Retail chain sites
  • Long-term Care
  • Home Health Pharmacies
  • Mail-Order Pharmacies
  • Nuclear Pharmacies
  • In-patient Care Pharmacies
  • Psychiatric Care Pharmacies
  • Incarceration Facility Pharmacies

Externships and Certifications

At WVJC, we know your goal is to get in to your dream career fast. We’'ve designed our Pharmacy Technician program to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.

  • “Challenges that I faced were time management -– it was hard to juggle college and my children, but it was do-able because of WVJC.”

  • “WVJC has helped me to know that just because I'm a non-traditional student, it doesn't mean that I can't do as well as a traditional student.”

As one of our Pharmacy Technician students you will complete an externship as part of your program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you'’ve learned in the real world with real people. This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire Pharmacy Technicians.

Not only does our Pharmacy Technician program prepare you to be job ready, but it’s also designed to prepare you for certification exams which can strengthen your appeal in the job market.

One of the certifications our students are qualified to take is the Certified Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Be a part of the healthcare team as a Pharmacy Technician. Dress like a professional, have a successful career and achieve financial security. To learn more about the program, call WVJC today or Request Information!

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