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. Students receive training on PioneerRx, which is software used in retail pharmacy. The software is provided by New Tech Computer Systems. http://www.newtechsys.com.
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).
|Schedule:||Monday – Friday, 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM|
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
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Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll in 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.
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.
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 11,960
Current job openings per year: 420