Pharmacy Technician, PSAV Program Certificate (5022)
Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication. They have a strong knowledge of medication names, actions, uses and dosages and work under the supervision of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians perform a multitude of tasks such as receiving information from patients or healthcare professionals on prescriptions that need to be filled, counting or measuring out medications, compounding (mixing) medications, preparing IV mixtures, arranging for patient consultations with the pharmacist, and at times delivering medications to hospital patients ready for discharge.
Students in this certificate program will learn from lecture, lab work, and internship experience.
The graduates from this program are qualified to work as pharmacy technicians in retail and online pharmacies, hospital, inpatient and outpatient clinics, pharmaceutical companies, and many more exciting locations. Students who complete the program are eligible to register with the State of Florida, as well as sit for the national pharmacy technician certification examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians. Pharmacy technicians who successfully pass the exam are eligible to use the title certified pharmacy technician.
Students must complete the following requirements by the deadline in order to be eligible for the Pharmacy Technician program:
- Submit a TCC Application
- Submit copies of official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services
- Submit an application to the Pharmacy Technology program
- Pass a Level 1 Background Check (background nchecks are approximately $146.75)
- Required immunizations/screenings
This is a limited-access program. Persons interested in entering the Pharmacy Technician program should begin the application process. Applicants must submit a Pharmacy Technician program application; this is a separate application from the College application.
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