Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians are sought after professionals in pharmacies. Earn your nationally recognized certification here for the opportunity to land a job in a hospital, drug store, doctor’s office, grocery store or call center.

Interested in trouble-shooting insurance claims and working on the back end of pharmacy? Our comprehensive knowledge plan opens many other doors for your future as a certified pharmacy technician.

To ask more questions about any program or to schedule a tour of our campuses, contact Administrative Assistant to the Enrollment Coordinator, Marsha Link at (740) 201-3216 or LinkM@DelawareAreaCC.org.

Class Location & Grade

Location: South Campus

Grade Level: One year, senior-only program

Class Fees

2018/2019 Fees:: $393.95

See a breakdown for individual fee costs, including additional fees not covered in the cost listed above.

This program is participating in the One to One Experience. An additional one-time fee of $182.50 to purchase a Chromebook will be waived if you are a returning student who has already participated in the One to One Experience or if you are bringing your own technology. Learn more about the One to One Experience.

Fees can be easily paid online, 24 hours a day. Learn more about paying class fees and adding to your student’s lunch account.

Curriculum Highlights

Paying particular attention and applying theory to areas such as patient care, technical skills, pharmacy knowledge and ethical behaviors are fundamental to this programs goals and principles. 

This Class Covers
  • Touch Typing Skills
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Doses & Terminology
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Metric System Calculations
  • Ratio Proportions
  • Quantities, Dilutions & Concentrations
  • Pricing
  • Fractions, Decimals, Percent
  • Medication Safety
  • Third Party Reimbursements
  • Assisting the Pharmacist
  • HIPAA Law
  • Cash Register Usage
  • Basic Facts in Pharmacy
  • Top 200 Drugs
Career Focus

There are many different pharmacy technician careers available to you. Once certified, more responsibilities along with higher earning potential can be performed by the technician. Opportunities include: the retail setting, advancement into specialty fields like inventory specialists or medical equipment specialist. Some stores provide specialized compounding services.

The institutional setting (hospitals or nursing homes) where techs learn aseptic and clean room techniques to make IVs. Another option is the nuclear pharmacy where the technician would be trained and certified in handling and preparing radioactive medications. Mail order drug companies and call centers are moving to more specialized pharmacy areas as well.

Additional Benefits

Becoming a certified technician allows you to get a satisfying job directly out of high school and in some cases, before graduating. Pharmacy tech is also a pathway for students seeking higher education in other health tech fields. With additional training, students might continue on to become pharmacists, pharmaceutical representatives, nurses, or skilled in pharmacy technology (troubleshooting equipment).

Organizations, Affiliations, or CTSOs

HOSA - Future Health Professions