Pharmacy Technician

About

The mission of the Pharmacy Technician program is to provide both the technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed in the field of pharmacy. Our curriculum is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), and combines classroom and experiential learning. This culminates in hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings, such as hospital, retail, mail-order, and specialty pharmacies. Upon completion, the student will receive a diploma.

The program will also prepare the student to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) certification exam. After passing this exam, they will be awarded the designation of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $3,648.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $782.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Technician1296Diploma

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Pharmacy Technician course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

The State of Tennessee requires that all pharmacy technicians be licensed. The application process for a state license includes a mandatory criminal background check. Further information about the licensing requirements may be found at the State Board of Pharmacy website:

https://www.tn.gov/health/topic/pharmacy-board

Other states have varying requirements regarding employment as a pharmacy technician. Each state’s Board of Pharmacy administers regulations accordingly.

All students will be required to submit to drug testing, as well as an additional background check, prior to being placed in a clinical rotation. 

Campus Locations

Murfreesboro Campus (Main)
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Job Duties

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 11,960

Current job openings per year: 420

Salary Range

$25,500
to
$35,000

Instructors

Adam Hasty
615-898-8010 Ext.127

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