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Pharmacy Technician (C.A.S.)

Pharmacy Tech

A pharmacy technician works under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assisting in pharmacy activities that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians are used in a wide variety of practice settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, and clinical or retail settings

Job duties may include assisting pharmacists in labeling and filling prescriptions, taking inventory and stocking incoming supplies, entering prescriptions and patient profiles into the computer and verifying that the customer receives the correct prescription. Pharmacy technicians may also compound oral solutions, ointments, and creams, prepackage bulk medications and work with insurance carriers to obtain payments and refilling authority.

Admission into the Pharmacy Technician (C.A.S.) program requires an application to MCC and a signed pharmacy technician-in-training certificate from a licensed pharmacist. The Pharmacy Technician course work is available online.

What You Will Learn

At the conclusion of this program, graduates are prepared to:
  • Sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCB) examination.
  • Practice as a qualified, licensed pharmacy technician working with pharmacists to provide medication and other healthcare products to patients.
  • Demonstrate positive work ethic, professionalism and appropriate interpersonal skills whether in a hospital, clinical or retail setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacy calculations, pharmacology, pharmacy law, insurance billings and video conferencing equipment to communicate with a pharmacists at a distant location.

Additional Information

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Miles Community College subscribes to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college, including an “open door” admissions policy designed to encourage all adults to continue their education.

The commitment to an open door admissions policy is defined as providing all eligible students with access to an appropriate educational offering at the College. Anyone over the age of 18 is admitted to the College if they have a high school diploma, GED, or satisfactory ACCUPLACER scores; but the College reserves the right to guide students into the courses and programs that will enhance their opportunities for success.

Admission to the College does not necessarily imply eligibility to enroll in a course with established prerequisites (See Course Descriptions starting on page 84) or to enter a program that has a limited number of spaces and minimum entrance requirements. ACCUPLACER and ACT/SAT test scores are used to help place students in appropriate level courses.