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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 36
  • Delivery: Partially online
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The pharmacy technician works as an assistant to a registered pharmacist, assisting or relieving the pharmacist in routine technical and clerical duties and functioning in strict accordance with standard written procedures and guidelines under the supervision of the professional pharmacist. Students, using their own laptop computers, learn how to access patient profiles, input drug orders and print prescription labels. They learn how to fill prescriptions and aseptic technique for intravenous drug admixture in the college's state-of-the-art teaching lab. The work done by pharmacy technicians allows pharmacists to spend more time with patients on medication management. Individuals entering the program must complete a background check required by the Minnesota Human Services licensing division. Individuals who do not receive a clear background check may participate in the program but may not be allowed to participate in clinical and/or field experience courses.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Wadena 56482

Labor Market Information

  • College Health Specialties Teachers

  • Median wage: $74,801/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Pharmacy Technicians

  • Median wage: $15.22/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529