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.