Pharmacy Technician

This certificate program prepares pharmacy technicians to work under the direction of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians stock and inventory prescription and over-the-counter medications, maintain written or computerized patient medication records, count or pour medications into dispensing containers, prepare sterile intravenous medications, type prescription labels, prepare insurance claim forms, and provide direct customer service. Pharmacy technicians work in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, home healthcare pharmacies, nursing home pharmacies, clinic pharmacies, nuclear medicine pharmacies, and in mail order prescription pharmacies.

As an approved program of the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, graduates of this program may register as Pharmacy Technicians in Maryland with no further testing. Graduates are also eligible to take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE).

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