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.
State Certified Pharmacy Technician, CPR
- 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 Codes||College Course Name||Credit Per Course||College|
|HLT141||Intro to Medical Terminology||2||PVCC|
|HLT195||Intro to Pharmacology||3||PVCC|
|HLT261||Basic Pharmacy I||3||PVCC|
|HLT261||Basic Pharmacy I (Lab)||1||PVCC|
|HLT262||Basic Pharmacy II||3||PVCC|
|HLT262||Basic Pharmacy II (Lab)||1||PVCC|
Instructor: Scott Puccio
Mr. Puccio is an alumnus of James Madison University and has over 13 years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician.