Pharmacy Technology

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Description

The Pharmacy Technician works as an assistant to a Registered Pharmacist, assisting or relieving the Pharmacist in routine technical and clerical duties and functioning in strict accordance with standard written procedures and guidelines under the supervision of the professional Pharmacist. A.A.S. graduates have enhanced potential for upward progression in the career of Pharmacy, as the general education component gives the student a well-rounded foundation of knowledge. Students, using their own laptop computers, learn how to access patient profiles, input drug orders, and print prescription labels. They learn how to fill prescriptions and aseptic technique for intravenous drug admixture in the College's state-of-the art teaching lab.


Employment

The significant change in the health care delivery system has created excellent job opportunities for the Pharmacy Technician. Graduates are employed in hospital, retail, or related industrial settings.

According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of Minnesota is $16.07 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 6.2%, a high-growth career.


Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CPTR 1104 Intro to Computer Tech 3
HLTH 1106 Medical Terminology 2
PHRM 1001 Fund Concepts of Pharmacy 1
PHRM 1002 Pharmacy Calculations 2
PHRM 2001 Pharmacy Prin/Prac I 4
PHRM 2002 Pharmacy Prin/Prac II 5
PHRM 2004 Professional Prac/Law 3
PHRM 2010 Experiential/Hospital 3
PHRM 2012 Experiential/Retail 3
SSCI 1101 Human Relations 3
BIOL 2221 Microbiology 3
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Phys I 3
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Phys II 3
CHEM 1020 Intro to Chemistry 4
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
PSYC 1105 Intro to Psychology 3
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3
  G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec 3
  G4: Math/Logical Elective ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  MN Transfer Curriculum Electives 3
TOTAL CREDITS: 60
 

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
G4: Math/Logical Reasoning Electives
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3

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