Pharmacy Technology, OEC
The UAA Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to work as pharmacy technicians. We offer a 16 credit occupational endorsement certificate that is offered exclusively online. Upon successful completion of the OEC, 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 to continue further study in the field of pharmacy, pursuing a pre-pharmacy degree and ultimately a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.Learn more about the certificate optional hidden text
What is a Pharmacy Technician?
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.