Job opportunities for Pharmacy Techs are expected to be good, especially for those with formal training.
Please print a copy of the receipt and attach to the Pharmacy Tech application for the Summer semester to confirm proof of application fee payment.
In the workplace, pharmacy technicians are front line workers who assist pharmacists in preparing and providing medication and other health products to consumers or patients. They receive written requests, refill requests, and verify patient information. They answer telephones and refer customers to the pharmacist for detailed information. They may mix or package prescribed medication, type and affix labels, and file filled prescriptions.
Technicians may also perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, such as counting tablets and labeling bottles. They also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and operating cash registers.
The Pharmacy Technician Certificate is a one year program (three (3) consecutive semesters including summers) that prepares students for entry-level positions as pharmacy technicians. The program starts once per year in the Summer semester. Acceptance to the program is by application. Students move through the program as a cohort. The program core consists of 20 credit hours.
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Pass Rate: Spring 2012 - 100%
The Pharmacy Technician Program is appropriate for students with a background in high school science and math, plus an interest in detail, technology, and consumer service.
Yavapai College offers this training in about 20 credit hours.
In order to post completion of a certificate program on a college transcript, students MUST complete an application for graduation. Students should apply at the beginning of their final semester. Contact Student Life for details.
Accepting Nursing Assistant Applications for Summer 2013 beginning April 8, 2013.
Accepting Nursing Assistant Applications for Fall 2013 beginning April 8, 2013.
UPDATE! Accepting Pharmacy Technician Program Applications for Summer 2013 - beginning 1/2/2013 through 4/30/2013.
Accepting Allied Health Internship applications (Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant & Medical Coding) for Summer 2013 beginning February 15, 2013 through April 8, 2013.
Accepting Allied Health Internship applications (Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy and Medical Coding) for Fall 2013 beginning April 8, 2013.
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