Grove Healthcare College

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians have an expanding role in health care. They are responsible for working with pharmacists to fill prescriptions, as well as prepare and distribute medications and other pharmaceutical products. They also collect payments from patients and keep a record of inventory. This role is highly interactive and a great fit for those who enjoy customer service and working directly with patients.


Pharmacy Technician Course Description~12-week program

Pharmacy technicians are an important part of the healthcare field and assist licensed pharmacists with dispensing prescription medications in the pharmacy setting. This 12-week Pharmacy Technician program will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a registered pharmacy technician and work in the dynamic field of pharmacy.


This certificate program will provide you the skills, both personal and professional, to become a capable entry-level pharmacy technician. At Pima Medical Institute, hands-on training and lab time that simulates real-world settings will prepare you to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. This program also develops professional skills such as customer service, prescription preparation, patient profiling and drug inventory maintenance. The duties and responsibilities required by pharmacy technicians are vital to improving patient experience and ensuring optimal efficiency in pharmacy settings.

Pharmacy technicians are skilled workers who are educated and trained to work in a pharmacy and assist in all areas of pharmacy. Some current practice areas for the pharmacy technician include retail, hospital with advance training you can also work in nuclear medicine, compounding and manufacturing.


Pharmacy Technician Objectives

The Pharmacy Technician program offered GHC provides an engaging education, with potential for hands-on experience. This program will ultimately prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) or NHA ExCPT exam, and gain entry level employment as a pharmacy technician.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to…
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills in areas of science relevant to the pharmacy technician’s role,
including anatomy/physiology and pharmacology
• Compare and contrast the roles of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in ensuring pharmacy
department compliance with professional standards and relevant legal, regulatory, formulary,
contractual, and safety requirements
• Describe the steps, skills, and knowledge needed to prepare medications
• Apply standard procedures used when compounding nonsterile products
• Explain patient- and medication-safety practices in all aspects of the pharmacy technician’s roles
• Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance practices for pharmaceuticals, durable and
nondurable medical equipment, devices, and supplies
• Apply the steps in the medication order entry and fill process and interpret medication orders
• Demonstrate knowledge of accepted procedures in purchasing pharmaceuticals, devices, and
• Describe the steps needed to initiate, verify, and assist in the adjudication of billing for
pharmacy services and goods, and collecting payment for these services
• Describe the use of current technology in the healthcare environment to ensure the safety and
accuracy of medication dispensing
• Explain the skills and strategies needed for professional and appropriate personal behavior and
interpersonal communication

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Gulfport MS, 39503
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