A Pharmacy Technician is a person who, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assists in various activities of a pharmacy.
Typical duties include:
- Maintaining patient records
- Mixing drugs with parental fluids
- Maintaining inventories of supplies
- Responding to questions and requests
- Packaging and labeling medication doses
- Filing and distributing routine orders for stock supplies
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A Pharmacy Technician typically works in hospitals, clinics, home health care operations, retail, and other settings.
The salary range typically starts at approximately $13 per hour and caps at around $17 per hour. Visit these links for more detailed information:
The job demand at this time is quite good. There is a need for technicians wherever pharmacists work. Visit these links for official projections:
The tuition cost per credit hour will change based on a student's residency status, and on the total number of hours taken in a semester.
The amounts below reflect Utah State resident rates for Summer 2017-2018, and include program fees. * Tuition and fees subject to change without notice.
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this does not include the cost of MA 1100
The prerequisites for the Pharmacy Technician program are minimal, and most don't need to be completed prior to submitting an application. See the Future Students page for detailed information.
Yes. Additional expenses include, but are not limited to:
- Enrollment fees
- Background checks
- National testing
- DOPL trainee application fee
- DOPL licensure application fee
Currently the Pharmacy Technician Program is not eligible for traditional federal financial aid such as student loans or Pell grants. There may be other agencies, such as Vocational Rehab or Workforce Services, who may provide financial assistance. You may contact them directly to determine what is available.
No. Completed applications are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis until a cohort is full.
A new cohort of 30 students begins each spring and fall semester.
This is a one-year program consisting of three consecutive semesters.
No. All classes are in person at the Jordan campus.
Classes are held between 5:30pm to 9:30pm, usually two or three nights a week. First semester students are required to complete eight credit hours. Second semester students need to complete nine credit hours. Students in their third semester must complete six credit hours.
Utah state law requires 180 hours of on-the-job training in a pharmacy. The program places students in an externship position with a local pharmacy to start and complete during the third semester.
Students are responsible for scheduling externship hours directly with the pharmacy assigned.
No. All classes must be taken in order and the program completed on-time.
The requirements for obtaining a certificate may change without notice, but currently include:
- Receive a grade of C or better in each class
- Submit to and pass random drug screening
- Comply with any DOPL requirements in a timely manner
- Complete an exit survey
- Make final payments to the school
- Complete all requested paperwork
Not through this program. The rules regarding licensure are set by DOPL. SLCC can only offer the program as prescribed. No exceptions.
All questions about special circumstances should be directed to DOPL.
No. Securing employment is the responsibility of the student. However, the school has great services to help with job placement, including:
- Maintaining jobs lists
- Resume reviews
- Mock interviews
Visit the Office of Career Services for more information or call (801) 957-4606.
The refund policy follows the College's academic calendar www.slcc.edu/academiccalendar/index.aspx.