Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Under supervision they help prepare prescriptions, sometimes measuring, mixing, packaging, labeling and delivering medications to patients. They order supplies and help to keep pharmacy equipment clean. Pharmacy technicians also help to maintain confidential drug and patient records. Graduates of this program will assist licensed pharmacists as they provide medications and other drug devices to patients.
The occupational endorsement is not contingent upon the student passing any type of external certification or licensure examination. Students should note that although this program has no age restrictions, the state of Alaska requires that all pharmacy technicians be at least 18 years of age prior to licensure.
Program Description and Student Learning Outcomes
This program of study prepares students to work as pharmacy technicians. The program meets the outcomes of the "Model Curriculum for Pharmacy Technician Training" developed by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Upon successful completion of the Occupational Endorsement Certificate, Pharmacy Technology, students will be well-prepared to work in various settings as a pharmacy technician and to successfully sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination (PTCB). They will also have a solid background o continue further study in the field of pharmacy, pursuing a pre-pharmacy degree and ultimately a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
After completion of this program students will be able to:
Occupational Endorsement Certificate Requirements