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Pharmacy Technician

This one-year program will prepare students to perform all the tasks of a Pharmacy Technician. Students study safety procedures, medication and inventory control, maintaining records, preparing labels, and processing insurance claims. The coursework will fulfill the requirements of the Board of Pharmacy and prepare students to take either the state examination or the national examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

High School Credit

Students receive up to 3 high school elective credits each year for successful completion of the program. Passage of the certification exam will award the student 2 student-verified elective credits, one of which can be substituted for a verified credit in either science or history.

Certifications

State Certified Pharmacy Technician, CPR

Career Pathway
  • Career Opportunity: Pharmacy Technician
    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.
  • National Wage Average: $29,810.00N
  • Virginia Wage Average: $27,620.00
  • Projected Job Growth in Virginia: +19.2%

Dual Enrollment Credit

The Pharmacy Technician program is dual enrolled with Piedmont Virginia Community College. Students successfully completing the program may receive 18 college credits.

College Course CodesCollege Course NameCredit Per CourseCollege
HLT141Intro to Medical Terminology2 PVCC
HLT195Intro to Pharmacology3 PVCC
HLT100First Aid/CPR2 PVCC
HLT250Pharmacology3 PVCC
HLT261Basic Pharmacy I3 PVCC
HLT261Basic Pharmacy I (Lab)1 PVCC
HLT262Basic Pharmacy II3 PVCC
HLT262Basic Pharmacy II (Lab)1 PVCC

Instructor: Scott Puccio

Instructor: Scott Puccio

Mr. Puccio is an alumnus of James Madison University and has over 13 years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician.