Pharmacy Technician/Assistant is a program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of pharmacists, to prepare medications, provide medications and related assistance to patients, and manage pharmacy clinical and business operations. Includes instruction in medical and pharmaceutical terminology, principles of pharmacology and pharmaceutics, drug identification, pharmacy laboratory procedures, prescription interpretation, patient communication and education, safety procedures, record-keeping, measurement and testing techniques, pharmacy business operations, prescription preparation, logistics and dispensing operations, and applicable standards and regulations.
The 2021 average tuition & fees of Pharmacy Technician/Assistant vocational programs is $12,956. The average amount is computed based on the costs for one(1) year or one but less than two years (1-2) years vocational programs. The average length of the Pharmacy Technician/Assistant vocation program is 425 contact hours (credit hours) and the average completion time is 8.78 months.