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Diploma in Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program is designed to provide training as an entry-level pharmacy technician within a variety of contemporary pharmacy settings. Students will learn the skills needed to assist licensed pharmacists from topics such as: patient assistance, pharmacy practice settings, processing and handling medications and medication orders, sterile and non-sterile compounding, procurement, billing, reimbursement, inventory management, patient and medication safety, technology and informatics, regulatory issues, and quality assurance. Graduates of the program will be qualified to pursue State Board of Pharmacy licensure as a Pharmacy Technician, and National Pharmacy Technician Board Examination as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Graduates of program can obtain employment in retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals, consulting pharmacies, infusion therapy and compounding pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, nuclear pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesalers, clinics, home care settings, and various other settings.

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