Licensed/registered pharmacy technicians provide valuable assistance to licensed pharmacists and are employed with pharmaceutical companies, clinics, retail pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and home healthcare agencies. NWSC’s 12-week program offers classroom and lab instruction that covers various aspects of pharmacy technology, including accuracy of prescriptions and dispensing, administrative procedures, knowledge of regulations, and development of customer service skills. In addition, students will participate in an externship at a local retail or hospital pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PCTE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
Graduates are trained to work as Pharmacy Technicians and may work at pharmaceutical companies, clinics, retail pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and home healthcare agencies.
Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to:
Work under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and qualify for the title of Pharmacy Technician, Assistant Pharmacist, Lead Pharmacy Technician, or R & D Pharmacy Technician.
Practice best customer service, communicate effectively, and perform all tasks required in a pharmacy.
Follow proper infection control procedures relevant to healthcare safety, including hazardous products, waste, and controlled substances.
Follow standard procedures of ordering, receiving, and storing drugs; operating common equipment; and recognizing the pharmacy technician’s general role in the delivery of healthcare.