Pharmacy Technology

  • Credits: 36
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • 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 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)
BIOL 1004 Intro Anatomy & Phys 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
CHEM 1020 Intro to Chemistry 4
  MN Transfer Curriculum Electives 3
TOTAL CREDITS: 36
 

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