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Pharmacy Technician Certificate

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate (advanced-level pharmacy technician) program is designed to prepare pharmacy technicians to work in any practice setting. Pharmacy Technicians with an advanced skill set can work alongside pharmacists in any practice setting, including drug stores, hospitals, compounding, specialty, and other medical settings to help prepare and distribute all medication types, including compounded medications, such as intravenous, chemotherapy or nuclear medications, to patients and other health care professionals. In this advanced practice program, technicians will build on the knowledge gained in the Skills Certificate program and learn advanced skills, such as screening prescription orders for accuracy and completeness, checking the work of other technicians before a final check by a pharmacist, or reconciling medications for patients admitted into a complex medical environment.

There are two ways to complete the Pharmacy Technician Certificate:

  1. The traditional route of completing all courses.
  2. Individuals who are currently certified as a Pharmacy Technician may be able to apply up to 16 credits toward the completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certificate. Contact the Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator for further details.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements with a minimum of a 2.5 grade in each class will qualify for a certificate of program completion.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00249
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Select one set - Credits: 9 OR
Total Credits: 16

First Year - Winter Semester

Select one set (Not previously taken) - Credits: 9
OR
Total Credits: 13

Program Total: 29 Credits


Pharmacy Technician Certificate – with current Pharmacy Technician Certification

This certificate program is designed to allow students who possess current Pharmacy Technician Certification to apply up to 16 credits of their prior learning experiences toward the credits needed for the Pharmacy Technician Certificate.  Contact the Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator for further details.

The following courses will be accepted as completed based on current Pharmacy Technician Certification (16 credits):

Remaining required program courses (13 credits):

Next Steps & Additional Links

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Student Handbook

Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.