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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Pharmacy Technician

Prepare for a career with positive side effects

This program prepares you for a growing number of opportunities in pharmacies across the country. You’ll learn how to prepare medications, provide customer service, maintain patient profiles, and facilitate insurance claims. Upon completion you’ll be ready to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Pharmacy Technicians
15.12 Hourly Wage 2413 Currently Employed
Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
2413 Pharmacy Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.5 % over the next four years.
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Pharmacy Aides
14.26 Hourly Wage 198 Currently Employed
Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.
198 Pharmacy Aides are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.06 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Pharmacy Technician


Certificate Level 1

Pharmacy Technician
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Program Accreditations

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-657-3000, www.ashp.org and the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Illinois 60603-4810).

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ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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