Pharmacy Technician

This certificate provides training to perform Pharmacy Technician duties in local retail and healthcare facilities.

This is a G3 program.  Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.


Pharmacy Technician

Area of Interest

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Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours


Required Courses

  • HLT 101: Introduction to the Role of Pharmacy Technician - 3 credits
  • HLT 250: General Pharmacology - 3 credits
  • HLT 261: Basic Pharmacy I - 3 credits
  • HLT 263: Basic Pharmacy I Lab - 1 credits
  • HLT 262: Basic Pharmacy II - 3 credits
  • HLT 264: Basic Pharmacy II Lab - 1 credits
  • HLT 190: Coordinated Internship - 4 credits
  • HLT 295: Pharmacy Technician Capstone - 2 credits

Admissions Requirements

You can find additional information about the Pharmacy Technician Career Studies Certificate in the Pharmacy Technician information booklet.


An application is required. Submit your application here

Information Sessions:

Information sessions are provided each application cycle for prospective students.  The purpose of these sessions is to help students to decide if this program and profession will be right for them, and to walk students through the application and admissions process.  Attendees will also be able to ask the faculty questions about the program and the profession.

Attendance at an information session is strongly encouraged for all students.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates at the indicated times:

  • Thursday, April 15 at 4 pm
  • Wednesday, April 21 at 12 pm
  • Thursday, April 29 at 4 pm
  • Tuesday, May 4 at 4 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5 at 12 pm
  • Thursday, May 6 at 4 pm

Attendees must pre-register.  Click here to register via SignUpGenius

The information session will be held remotely via Zoom.  The URL can be found on the registration page, and the password will be distributed to registered attendees prior to the start of the session.


Program Information

Occupational Objective: Pharmacy technicians are individuals who help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals, measuring amounts of medication for prescriptions, packaging and labeling prescriptions, accepting payment and providing information to patients. They work in retail pharmacies and hospitals.