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Pharmacy Technician Program

The pharmacy is often the most accessible form of health care, and pharmacy technicians play a vital role in hospitals, health systems, and community, grocery or drug store pharmacies. Pharmacy technicians are comfortable communicating with diverse audiences, performing data entry with various software programs, problem-solving to work in a busy environment, and maintaining professionalism to provide quality patient care.

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Program Details

This course will prepare you to support pharmacists to provide safe and effective patient care

Students will learn:

  • Customer service and interpersonal communication
  • Accurately read and fill prescriptions
  • Perform calculations, routes and formulations
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and medical ethics
  • Perform basic insurance billing and medical record keeping

Students will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Requirements

Demonstrate college readiness by completing ONE of the following:

  • Proof of GED or US High School diploma valid within past five years. Scores or GPA to be evaluated for college readiness.

    *Candidates who are within 60 days of acquiring their high school diploma or equivalent will be eligible to apply for the PTCE with a copy of a high school diploma, transcript, or school official letter. PTCB certification will not be granted until proof of high school completion (or equivalent) is provided to PTCB.
  • US College diploma or transcript showing completion of non-developmental English and Math.
  • Take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) for English and Math. Developmental scores not eligible to register.
  • Submit results from the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
  • Demonstrate computer skills by completing one of the following:
    • Transcript showing computer class completion within last five years.
    • Certificate of completion for a computer class within last three years.
    • Completion of the North Star computer assessment. Take the North Star Test now.
  • Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions; must disclose when registering for the PTCE at the end of the course.

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Programs Offered:

Career Path & Funding Assistance:

Amanda Decker: 540-857-6279
Melissa Marcus: 540-857-6820

Main Office
Location: Thomas Center - Ground Floor
Phone: 540-857-6076
Fax: 540-857-7386

Mailing Address:
3074 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015