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Pharmacy Technician Technical Diploma

Program Code: 315361

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.

Employment Potential

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  • Pharmacy Technician employed at:
  • Community Pharmacies
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Nursing Home Pharmacies
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Submit application and $30 fee.
  • Complete an assessment for placement (Accuplacer or ACT).
  • Submit official transcripts (high school and other colleges).
  • Complete health requirements.
  • Complete background check and $16 processing fee.
  • Complete Pharmacy Technician Program Handbook form.
  • Complete Functional Abilities Statement of Understanding form.
  • Meet with program advisor/counselor to discuss program details.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: 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.
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Semester Total
19
Second Semester
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Semester Total
13
Total Credits
32

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.
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Note

  • Placement Scores
  • Compass/ACT scores will be used to develop your educational plan. Please contact your program counselor/advisor for details.
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