Program Overview

Pharmacy Technology

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*This program is financial aid eligible.
The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or med-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy.

Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

Clinical practice takes place at Duke University Medical Center, Durham Regional Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Rex Healthcare, Person Memorial Hospital, Lincoln Community Health Center, and selected retail pharmacies.

The Pharmacy Technology program is accredited for pharmacy technician training by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Program applications are accepted throughout the year. Review the Admissions Checklist and Essential Skills form.

We're accepting applications for fall. For more information or questions, contact Donna Alston, Admissions Counselor at 919-536-7200, ext. 1122 or Janice Murphy, Program Director at 919-536-7233, ext. 8113

Next Application Deadline is Oct 09

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$5092.00

Degree Type

Associate Degree

Location

Main Campus, Online

Credit Hours

70-73

Program Stats

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Average Salary

$33,777
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Average Class Size

16
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Estimated Completion Time

20-24 months

Upcoming Program Events

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO-163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 5
BUS-137 Principles of Management 3
CIS-113 Computer Basics 1
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
PHI-240 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHM-110 Introduction to Pharmacy 3
PHM-111 Pharmacy Practice I 4
PHM-115 Pharmacy Calculations 3
PHM-120 Pharmacology I 3
PHM-150 Hospital Pharmacy 4
PHM-160 Pharm Dosage Forms 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3