Pharmacy Technician

Job opportunities for Pharmacy Techs are expected to be good, especially for those with formal training.

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The next Pharmacy Technician Program begins Summer 2015. The Pharmacy Tech application will be posted in November. Are your ready to apply? Have you completed MAT 082 or higher? See your academic advisor and plan for your future!

Application Process:

  • Applications will be accepted from January 2 through April 27, 2015 (must be postmarked by midnight).
  • Students will be notified of acceptance by May 1, 2015.
  • Acceptance to the program is conditional pending receipt of all documents, drug screen and background check.
  • All documentation is due by May 22, 2015.

Click here for: Pharmacy Technician Program application Summer 2015 available in November.

Pay PharmacyPlease print a copy of the receipt and attach to the Pharmacy Tech application for the Summer semester to confirm proof of application fee payment.


 What is Pharmacy Technician?

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.

 Yavapai College's PT Certificate

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%; Spring 2013 - 100%;  Spring 2014 - 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.

Pharmacy technician Certificate Requirements

Certifying Agency

Allied Health Handbook


Completion of Certificate Programs

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.


Contact Information

Nancy Bowers