Pharmacy Technician Program
Students who choose to enroll in the pharmacy technician program will develop the ability to swiftly and correctly calculate dosages, dispense medications, prepare prescription labels and fill prescriptions for approval by pharmacists. Other key areas of concentration include:
- Processing Prescriptions
- Pharmaceutical Calculations
- Medical & Pharmaceutical Terminology
- Drug Classifications & Safety
- Dosage Calculations
- Medication Inventory Management
- Customer Service/Customer Relations
Graduates will be eligible to apply to the California Board of Pharmacy for pharmacy technician license.
"Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Several factors will lead to increased demand for prescription medications."
"Pharmacy technicians held about 355,300 jobs in 2012. They worked primarily in pharmacies, including those found in grocery and drug stores. Some technicians work in hospitals or clinics."