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Catalog 2020-21


Catalog 2020-21


Pharmacy Technician Skills Certificate

The Pharmacy Technician Skills Certificate (entry-level pharmacy technician) program is designed to prepare students interested in starting a career as a licensed pharmacy technician in either a community (drug store) pharmacy or institutional (hospital) practice setting. Classroom education is combined with direct application of principles in a simulation pharmacy lab. Through simulated case studies, pharmacy technician students will learn how to assess prescription orders as well as how to process and prepare these orders using order entry systems and medication dispensing techniques. Basic level math skills will be reviewed and utilized for calculating accurate medication dosing and other calculations required as part of the practice setting.  Students will learn, first-hand, those skills required for the practice setting in which they wish to work. The program will combine simulation lab practice with actual practical experience that will provide hands-on training.  

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.

This program requires specific academic proficiencies or requirements to be admitted to the program. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or admissions@schoolcraft.edu to complete an application. 

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 # CRT.00349
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Important Notes

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.

This program requires specific academic proficiencies or requirements to successfully complete the Pharmacy Technician Program. Students need to be proficient in college level algebra (equivalent to MATH 053 or higher) in order to effectively comprehend medication, dosing and compounding calculations. Additionally, students should be proficient in reading and comprehension in order to effectively understand medication uses and indications (equivalent to ENG 055 or higher and COLLS 053). 

Before registering for classes in the Pharmacy Technician Program, prospective students should understand both the time and financial commitments required in successfully complete required courses.

The following list depicts both the time commitments and supplemental costs associated with each course.


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Student Handbook

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