The pharmacy technician diploma program will prepare you for entry-level pharmacy technician positions in both the institutional and community pharmacy setting. The pharmacy technician is one of the fastest growing professions in the medical care field. A pharmacy technician is an individual who, under the supervision of a pharmacist. You may perform many of the same duties as a pharmacist; however, all of your work must be checked by a pharmacist before mediations can be dispensed to a customer or patient.
Additional duties may include: receiving and verifying written prescriptions, taking prescription refill requests, preparing IV medications, operating computer and automation systems, applying prescription and auxiliary labels to medication bottles, control and price inventorying, ordering supplies, restocking shelves, preparing insurance claim forms and operating cash registers.
This program prepares you for licensure in Iowa. WITCC has not made a determination as to whether the program curriculum meets all other state’s educational requirements for licensure or certification. If you wish to work outside the state of Iowa please contact the state agency in which you hope to work for details about licensure or certification.
Estimated Program Costs
In-state tuition and fees:
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,755.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester
Career Outlook information
* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
|SDV 108||The College Experience||1|
|PHR 105||Introduction to Pharmacy Technology||3|
|PHR 135||Pharmacy Calculations and Compounding||3|
|ADM 105||Introduction to Keyboarding||1|
|HSC 114||Medical Terminology||3|
|BIO 163||Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|PHR 120||Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician||3|
|PHR 140||Pharmacy Law||1|
|HSC 245||Team Building||1|
|ADM 154||Business Communication||3|
|PHI 105||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PSY 102||Human & Work Relations||3|