Continuing Professional Education

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician in a drug store

Pharmacy Technicians perform routine tasks under the supervision of licensed pharmacists to perform technical and clerical duties in the systematic operation of the pharmacy.

Their duties may include, but are not limited to: compounding (measure/weigh/mix) medicinal drugs; preparing and labeling medicines; filling bottles and vials with the correct quantity of medicine; issuing medicines to the customers; maintaining inventory; keeping patients' medication profiles on specified records, forms, or computerized systems; collecting, organizing, and evaluating information for direct patient care, medication review, and department management.

Pharmacy Technicians must be aware of the necessity for aseptic technique, cleanliness, orderliness, and accuracy in the work areas. They also should be alert, observant, attentive to details, and able to follow written and oral instructions. This program will prepare you for an entry level position in a pharmacy. You will learn basic anatomy related to pharmacology of medication and pharmaceutical calculations. You will learn how to process prescriptions. A good grasp of algebra is necessary to be successful in this course. If you are interested in entering this fulfilling career field and want to make a positive difference in other people's lives, see below to register.

Course fee:
$675 plus books (approx. $85)

Course schedule: May 1 - July 15, 2019 Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 PM

***Course prepares students for Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certification Exam (PTCE)

Niagara County Community College - Sanborn Campus Room TBA

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Questions: Contact Ela Orlowski/Workforce Development (716) 614-6213