What is Pharmacy Technology?
Pharmacy Technicians help prepare medications, assist patients, and work closely with Registered Pharmacists.
The pharmacy technician performs technical functions under the direction of a Registered Pharmacist including prescription preparation, inventory, repackaging and compounding.
What are my career options?
A few examples of workplaces in your local area:
Pharmacy technicians can work in either a community or institutional pharmacy. Community pharmacies consist of chain, franchise, independent, and mail-order pharmacies. Institutional pharmacies include hospital, home healthcare, long-term care facilities, and managed-care pharmacies.
There is a need for Pharmacy Technicians in our area. As life-saving drugs continue to get approved and the population continues to age, the need for pharmacy technicians will continue. Statistics from the US Department of Labor show that employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow much faster than average through 2014.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
- Entry Level Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technology certificates are approved for the WorkReady Kentucky Scholarship program which provides students who meet minimum requirements with free tuition for an industry-recognized certificate, diploma or associate in applied science degree.
The program is also eligible for federal financial aid for students who choose to major in Health Science Technology.
Length of Program
Please check the KCTCS Catalog for more information. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.