Pharmacy Technology

Career and Technical Program

Pharmacy Technology
Pharmacy Technology
Pharmacy Technology
Pharmacy Technology
Pharmacy Technology
Pharmacy Technology
Pharmacy Technology
Pharmacy Technology

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The next cohort will launch in Fall 2019. The application will be open from approximately April 1 - May 30, 2019.

The Pharmacy Technology program prepares graduates for positions working under the supervision of a licensed and registered pharmacist in retail 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 skills in pharmaceutical preparation, maintaining patient profiles or records, sterile products preparation, 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. Approximately 12-16 students are admitted to the program each Fall Semester. The Intermediate Technical Certificate can be obtained in an 11-month course of study following completion of the required prerequisites.

Note: This program blends online theory, scheduled on-campus labs and diverse experiential learning within the community.

ASHP AccreditedAdmission Requirements

  1. Acceptance to North Idaho College
  2.  Application to the Pharmacy Technology program
  3. High school diploma or GED by the application deadline (If a high school senior, you may apply prior to graduation.) Acceptance will be contingent upon graduation.
  4. Demonstrate ability to key 35 wpm. Testing available through the NIC Testing Center
  5. A criminal background check and drug test will be required upon acceptance. Violations may result in denied access to clinical sites and therefore inability to complete the program. For questions regarding specific violations, please contact the program director.
  6. ECTE-100, ENGL-099, or ESL-101 (minimum grade of C) or placement test COMPASS E-Write 6-8, COMPASS Writing 68-94, TWC 4, ACT Writing 18-24, SAT Writing 450-560, or RSAT EBRW 510-620 (May apply to program while taking course, acceptance will be contingent upon successful completion of course.)
  7. ·MATH-025 (minimum grade of C) or placement test COMPASS Algebra 46, MMT 30, ALEKS 30, ACT Math 20, SAT Math 470, RSAT Math 510 (May apply to program while taking course, acceptance will be contingent upon successful completion of course.)
  8. Placement at NIC:
    All first-time freshman students must provide placement information to be admitted to North Idaho College. Only admitted students can register for classes. Placement is based on:
    • ACT, SAT, or COMPASS scores within the last two years and/or
    • NIC English and ALEKS math assessment.  


Brian Parker
Health Professions Advisor
(208) 625-2320

Stephanie Bradbury
Pharmacy Technology Program Director
(208) 666-8002
Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 130

This workforce solution was funded $6,438,050 (100% of its total cost), from a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. (#TC-26479-14-60-A-16). The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information linked on sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability or ownership. North Idaho College is an Equal Opportunity institution. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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