Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

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The Pharmacy Technician Program prepares students to work in various pharmacy settings under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. The program is composed of classroom, simulation, and hands-on experiences that prepare students to perform well on the certification exam in addition to entering the pharmacy technician profession successfully.

The current average salary for pharmacy techs in Central Virginia is $13-15 an hour, and economic projections estimate a 27 percent growth in this field over the next 10 years.


After applying to PVCC, students should attend an information session with Krystal Green, Pharmacy Technician Program Director.  Completion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admission decisions.

Information Sessions

Please register for one of the upcoming information sessions. All information sessions will be held in the Keats Building, Room 107 (K107).


The application for the Pharmacy Technician program is now open. 


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Program Requirements

Required Courses: 

HLT 141 Introduction To Medical Terminology  - 2 Credit Hours
BIO 145 Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences  -  Credit Hours
ITE 119 Information Literacy  - 3 Credit Hours
HLT 195 Introduction to Pharmacy
HLT 250 General Pharmacology  - 3 Credit Hours
HLT 261 Basic Pharmacy I  - 3 Credit Hours
HLT 263 Basic Pharmacy I Lab  - 1 Credit Hours
HLT 262 Basic Pharmacy II  - 3 Credit Hours
HLT 264 Basic Pharmacy II Lab  - 1 Credit Hours
HLT 290 Coordinated Internship
HLT 295 Pharmacy Technician Capstone

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)

Additional Program Information: 

Pharmacy Technician Admission Requrements and Program Information Booklet 2018

PDF icon 2019-2020 Pharmacy Technician Certificate Requirements

This program is made possible by generous support from the University of Virginia Health System.


Compliance Requirements

Successful completion of clinical compliance documentation, including criminal background check, drug screening, and immunization documentation, is required for clinical internships. Please contact division office for detailed information at