Pharmacy Technician - Technical Diploma
If you're ill or injured, you have access to an enormous variety of therapeutic medications, and you trust your pharmacy to correctly interpret and fill your prescriptions. Pharmacy technicians contribute to our safety by assisting pharmacists in a variety of technical tasks. If you're attentive to detail, organized, a good communicator, and like math, science, and working with people, a career as a pharmacy technician may be your prescription for success.
Program Costs & Financial Aid
Tuition: $5,157, Books: $86, Supplies: $200
Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.
This program is eligible for financial aid through the partner college.
- Online: Attend LTC courses through a blend of online and face-to-face, totally online, or flexing between these two modes on a weekly basis.
How do I get started in this program?
Requirements for Program Entry
- Complete an application at Lakeshore Technical College - www.gotoltc.edu or (888) 468-6582.
What are my courses?
- LTC offers its Pharmacy Technician program in cooperation with technical colleges across the state. As a pharmacy technician student, you'll:
- Take general studies courses at their local campus or online, and technical courses through LTC-Cleveland.
- Receive laboratory training in local pharmacies.
- Participate in real-world, hands-on training during a 4-week clinical program.
The Pharmacy Technician Technical Diploma is a two semester collaborative program between Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
- Curriculum Note: Program start dates vary; check with your academic advisor for details.
- Curriculum and program acceptance requirements are subject to change.
- The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements, but must be passed with a "C" or better.
- Package and label drugs for prescription dispensing.
- Prepare and deliver unit dose to the nursing services of hospitals or nursing homes.
- Prepare parenteral admixtures under aseptic and sterile conditions.
- Receive and inventory drug shipments.
- Maintain records, including drug shipments.
- Facilitate communications for third-party reimbursement.
- Compound solutions, ointments, lotions, suppositories, and other medications.
- Comprehend and utilize medical and drug terminology common to the pharmaceutical environment.
- Practice ethical standards and recognize legal implications of your actions as they relate to yourself, the pharmacist, and the pharmacy.
What careers are in my future?
Home IV Specialist
- Pharmacy Technician employed at:
- Community Pharmacies
- Hospital Pharmacies
- Nursing Home Pharmacies
What else do I need to know about the program?
- Placement Scores
- Compass/ACT scores will be used to develop your educational plan. Please contact your program counselor/advisor for details.
Classes wherever you have an internet connection.
- An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
- Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.