Learn about the classes and other requirements for the Pharmacy Technician major in the Curriculum Guide.
The pharmacy technician performs technical functions under the direction of a Registered Pharmacist; including prescription preparation, inventory, repackaging, and compounding.
The essential elements of this certificate program include the history of pharmacy, pharmacy law, medical terminology, drug classification and prescription preparation.
Laboratory experience and an externship under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist are required components of the program.
JCTC's Pharmacy Technician Program is one of the few programs in Kentucky accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. By the year 2020, all persons who wish to become certified with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (www.PTCB.org), must be graduates of an accredited program. Certification is currently required by some employers.
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