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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 Code: 315361
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Area of Study: Health Sciences

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $5,114, Books: $84, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs

This program is eligible for financial aid through the partner college.

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Complete an application at Lakeshore Technical College - or (888) 468-6582.

What will I learn?

  • LTC offers its Pharmacy Technician program in cooperation with technical colleges across the state. As a pharmacy technician student, you'll:
  • Attend live, interactive TV classes sent from LTC to your local technical college.
  • Receive laboratory training in local pharmacies.
  • Participate in real-world, hands-on training during a 4-week clinical program.
  • Take general studies classes at your local technical college.


The Pharmacy Technician Technical Diploma is a two semester collaborative program between Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Students attend ITV classes sent from LTC to NWTC.

Total Credits 32
  • Curriculum Note: Program start dates vary; check with your academic advisor for details.
  • Curriculum and program acceptance requirements are subject to change.

Program Outcomes

  • 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?

Employment Potential

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.

Lakeshore Technical College

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