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Pharmacy Technician Certification

Offered at: Westminster

Pharmacy Technician

29 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares students to assist in the preparation of prescribed medications, including retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and mix medications. You will be qualified to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy, hospital, nursing home, assisted living facilities or mail-order pharmacies.

The program includes three, five-week instruction modules in one semester at the Westminster Campus and then two five-week experiential modules in hospital and community settings in the second semester.

FRCC’s Pharmacy Technician Certification is nationally accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).

See required courses and admission requirements.

See Pharmacy course descriptions

See gainful employment information.

Annual Salary

Entry Average Experienced
Pharmacy Technician
$25,601 $32,877 $36,515

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2013)

Transfer Options

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, students have returned to FRCC to pass the required classes (mostly in the science area) to be considered for admission to a school of pharmacy. We recommend you work closely with your advisor.

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