The Pharmacy Technology program, an Allied Health program, prepares its graduates for positions working under the supervision of a licensed and registered pharmacist in ambulatory and institutional pharmacy practice settings. Students completing the program will have a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacy law and the therapeutic classification and use of the top 200 prescription drugs. Students will develop skill in pharmaceutical preparation, maintaining patient profiles or records, performing stock procedures, communication and presentation, and computer use to enter, store, and recall patient information.
The Pharmacy Technology program is a selective admissions program, which is explained below. Approximately 12-16 students are admitted to the pharmacy program each fall semester. Course requirements prior to the technical pharmacy courses are open to all students who meet specific course prerequisites. The Technical Certificate can be obtained in an 11-month course of study.
Contact the Health Professions Division at (208) 769-3448 for further information.