Pharmacy Technician - "Now ASHP/ACPE accredited!"

The Pharmacy Technician program at Salt Lake Community College provides the necessary training and externship to prepare students to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and to apply for state licensure with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Coursework includes practical and technical training in terminology, pharmacology, calculations, adjudication, law, and fieldwork preparation. Students complete a total of 30 credit hours in a full-time daytime or evening program. 

New students are accepted each spring and fall. Click "Apply for this Program" above to apply NOW!


Calculations & Law

PHAR 1040
This course covers pharmacy state and federal regulatory agencies and accountability for technicians. There will be a strong emphasis on pharmacy math, dosage calculations and conversions.

Communication Skills for Pharmacy

PHAR 1045
Description of Course: This course teaches pharmacy technician students the principles, skills, and practices that are the foundation for clear communication and the essential development of trust...

Compounding/Sterile Products

PHAR 1030
This course reviews packaging, preservation and storage of compounded drugs. Coated tablets, solutions and suspensions are examined. Sterile procedures with vials and IV bottles and bags are...

CPR for Healthcare Providers

CEPR 0100
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Course is designed to provide healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED,...

Fieldwork Preparation

PHAR 1070
This course analyzes distribution procedures to patients in the hospital and patient medication profiles. The course reviews community pharmacies and specific technician duties, including practical...

Intro to Pharmacology I

PHAR 1020
This course discusses the nature of drugs, drug absorption and patient variables that affect drug therapy. Drug classification and nomenclature are also discussed. *There is a $35 course fee in...

Intro to Pharmacy Practice

PHAR 1010
This course analyzes the fundamentals of pharmacies and health care institutions in the US today. Pharmaceutical and medical terms, career opportunities, safety considerations, dosage forms and...

Medical Terminology

MA 1100
Course uses videos, supplemented lecture & covers over 350 medical word roots, suffixes, prefixes. Emphasis placed on pronunciation, spelling, proper usage of medical term. Medical abbreviations...

Pharmacology II for Pharmacy Technicians

PHAR 1060
This course is a continuation of Pharmacology I. This course covers pharmacology concepts, core conditions and drug therapies frequently encountered by a technician in outpatient and inpatient...

Pharmacology III/Over the Counter Drugs

PHAR 1065
This course discusses over-the-counter medications/products with emphasis on knowledge required for making appropriate recommendations for selection and use of these products by consumers.

Pharmacy Computers

PHAR 1050
This course stresses practical applications of the concepts learned in PHAR 1010. Students access hands-on experience with a computerized system for dispensing prescriptions and preparing third party...

Pharmacy Computers Application

PHAR 1055
Description of Course: Student will process prescriptions using the McKesson Enterprise software system in the pharmacy computer lab. Details concerning use of the software will be covered in PHAR...

Pharmacy Pass -Off Lab

PHAR 1035
Description of Course: Course passes off individual students in the appropriate demonstrate of sterile compounding tasks learned in PHAR 1030.  Course authenticates mastery of aseptic technique and...

Pharmacy Skills Lab

PHAR 1015
This course introduces critical tasks and skills required of pharmacy technicians in the hospital, retail, institutional and community settings. * There is a $50 course fee in addition to tuition.