Pharmacy Technician Certification
Offered at: Westminster
Pharmacy Technicians are in demand.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates a 25 percent increase in demand for pharmacy technicians over the next six years while the state Department of Labor and Employment predicts 276 openings per year in Colorado. Pharmacy Technician Certification from Front Range Community College will help you get a great job with good pay. See gainful employment information.
Earn your Pharmacy Technician certification in two semesters.
You will take three, five-week instruction modules one semester at the Westminster Campus and then two five-week experiential modules in hospital and community settings in the second semester. You can start in either the fall or spring semester. See course descriptions and required courses for Pharmacy Technician certification.
Pharmacy Technicians do important work.
Pharmacy technicians assist in the preparation of prescribed medications. Pharmacy technicians retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and sometimes mix the medication. Some pharmacy technicians work in retail pharmacies. Others work in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities, and still others may work for mail-order pharmacies. No matter the setting, pharmacy technicians do important, detail-oriented work – it’s a matter of health and safety for the patient.
Do you want a career in health care but don’t know where to start? Becoming a pharmacy technician might be right for you. Are you waiting for entry into some other health-care program, even a school or college of pharmacy? Pharmacy technician will give you some practical education that could apply to your field.
Our program is nationally accredited by ASHP.
Accreditation means quality, and FRCC’s Pharmacy Technician Certification has earned national accreditation from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). Yes, your training will set you apart.
Want to be a Registered Pharmacist?
It’s possible for pharmacy technicians to earn admission into a school of pharmacy. Some of our graduates have done so, and others are working toward that goal. After earning their certification, they returned to FRCC to pass the required classes (mostly in the science area) to be considered for admission. Keep in mind, admission to a school of pharmacy is very competitive. As always, work closely with your advisor.
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2011)