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Pharmacy Technician Certification

Offered at: Westminster


This program provides the advanced level of pharmacy technician training. This program will prepare you to perform pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Our training includes both didactic and simulated components along with a clinical component. Our curriculum prepares students to work in both community and institutional pharmacy settings.

The program will also prepare you to sit to take the Pharmacy Technician National Examination. Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Training Program, the student is awarded a certificate of completion in Advanced Pharmacy Technician Training from Front Range Community College. Our program also offers an ACPE- National Sterile Compounding Certification Course, you can take after you have completed your pharmacy technician courses or you have taken the National Pharmacy Technician Certification exam. Student can enter the program in the fall or spring semester. Front Range Community College is committed to meeting the pharmacy technician needs of the community it serves.

 

Pharmacy Technician

26 credits
(2 semesters)

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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 is a two semester program. First semester students will attend classes at the Westminster Campus and the second semester students will complete their experiential modules in a hospital and community pharmacy setting. Students will meet for limited amount of time at the Westminster Campus.   

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

 

Pharmacy Technician certificate: See required courses and descriptions.

See admission requirements.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  1. Apply, communicate and demonstrate personal/interpersonal knowledge and skills.
  2. Demonstrate, explain, identify and practice foundational professional knowledge and skills.
  3. Apply, demonstrate and perform the processing and handling of medications and medication orders.
  4. Apply, assist, explain and identify patient care, quality and safety knowledge and skills.
  5. Describe and explain regulatory and compliance knowledge and skills.

Program Information Session

Information sessions will be held the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. You are not required to register for the information session. You must attend a program information session to the starting the program.

 

 

Transfer Options

Want to be a Registered Pharmacist?

After students earn their pharmacy technician certification and start working as a certified pharmacy technician many of our graduates have moved on to pursue their pharmacy doctorate degree. Students have returned to FRCC to take the required prerequisites courses required by the pharmacy school they are applying to. We recommend students to work with their academic advisor to make sure they are taking the appropriate courses.

Annual Salary

Jobs Entry Average Experienced
Pharmacy Technician
$29,025
$36,883
$40,812

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2018)

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