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Pharmacy Technology

Program Details

About this Program

The Pharmacy Technology Diploma Program prepares graduates for entry level careers working under the direction of a trained and licensed Pharmacist in retail, clinic or hospital settings. A pharmacy technician assists the pharmacist in all aspects of prescription processing, customer services, and administrative duties in accordance with the standard written procedures and guidelines under the supervision of a professional pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians will perform different duties depending on the practice setting in which they are employed. In general, a pharmacy technician may perform the following duties: receive and verify prescriptions, and prepare medications for customers/patients through mixing, counting and labeling prescriptions. Pharmacy technicians also consult with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals regarding patient information, allergies, and lab results to determine optimal patient care. Pharmacy technicians may also assist the pharmacist with preparation, administrative duties, and customer service duties. This program prepares graduates for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam which is necessary for certification.

Classroom Location(s)

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Pipestone 56164
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187
Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330
Local: (800) 658-2330
TTY: (800) 658-2330

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