Pharmacy Technician | Dipl - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Pharmacy Technician | Dipl

Pharmacy Technician | Dipl

Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Entrance Requirements Licensure Information Pharmacy Technician Handbook

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.

Meet Your Advisor

Fran DeJong
Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Pharmacy Technician

Career Options

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Required Classes for Pharmacy Technician | Dipl

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
PHR 105 Introduction to Pharmacy Technology 3
PHR 135 Pharmacy Calculations and Compounding 3
PHR 941 Practicum 1
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
PHR 947 Practicum 2
HSC 245 Team Building 1
ADM 154 Business Communication 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3
PHR 932 Internship 3

Entrance Requirements

All students must submit a copy of their high school transcript (or equivalency diploma-GED) and all college transcripts to the Admissions Office for evaluation.

General admission procedures for all WITCC students is available in the WITCC College Catalog.


  • Verification of high school, GED , or HSED official transcript OR
  • Verification of current enrollment in high school AND
  • Submitted documentation of composite ACT score of at least 20


  • Verification of high school, GED, or HSED official transcript with cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher OR
  • Verification of current enrollment in high school with cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher AND
  • At least two (2) year of high school English or equivalent with no grade lower than a C AND
  • At least one (1) year of high school Algebra II or equivalent with no grade lower than a C.


  • At least three (3) college credit hours in English Composition or equivalent with no grade lower than a C AND
  • At least three (3) college credit hours in Applied Math or equivalent with no grade lower than a C.

Pharmacy Technician Program Requirements

  • All students must be cleared by Program Coordinator to participate in experiential site rotation.
  • All students must sign a confidentiality agreement before beginning their experiential site rotation

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Jullina Williams
Jullina Williams
Pharmacy Technician Instructor
Sioux City
Dr. Teri Peterson DNP, MSN, RN
Dr. Teri Peterson DNP, MSN, RN
Associate Dean - Health Sciences
Sioux City Campus, Room L314

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $6,895.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,930.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* 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.

Licensure Information

Educational licensure is met in the following states: Iowa
Educational licensure is not met for the following states: None
If not listed above, determination has not yet been made for the remaining states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
To view educational requirements for the state you wish to work, visit or

Advisory Board

Kim Stroeh ValuMed Pharmacy
Mary Dermit SCCSD
Bret Beiber Mercy-Sioux City
Shilo Herrmann ValuMed Pharmacy
LeAnna Herrmann ValuMed Pharmacy
Sara Wiedenfeld University of Iowa
Grant Houselog Iowa Poison Control
Mardell Stuerman HyVee Pharmacy
Barry Krusemark Redler's Long Term Care
Mike Padomek UnityPoint St. Luke's Pharmacy