Diploma in Pharmacy Technology
PHARMACY TEchnician training
Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in a variety of tasks related to pharmacology. They need to be able to help out in both the front end and the back end of the medical facility where they are working. While their responsibilities will vary depending on their place of work, their duties include everything from helping to manage inventory, stocking machines, packing medication, distributing medication, and interacting with the patients or customers. Students who complete our pharmacy technology program and get their diploma should have the professional and technical skills necessary to seek a job as a pharmacy technologist.
After students show that they have have successfully met all institutional and educational requirements for their pharmacy technology diploma at our career college in Florida, they may choose to have their names submitted to the following organizations:
- State of Florida Board of Pharmacy to be considered as a candidate as a Registered Pharmacy Technician.
- Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to be considered as a candidate to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician examination (CPhT)
Objectives of our pharmacy technology diploma
The goals of our pharmacy technology programs in Florida are to prepare students for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician. Graduates can find employment in private hospitals, government-run hospitals, private drug stores, nursing care facilities, chain drug stores, drug manufacturers, wholesale drug houses, as well as health maintenance organizations.
At Southeastern College, our pharmacy technology programs are available at our West Palm Beach career college campus as well as at our Miami Lakes branch college campus. Both programs are accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone (301) 664-8644.
Prerequisites for pharmacy technician courses
To be admitted into our pharmacy technology program, students need to follow the Southeastern College admissions process and meet certain prerequisites including:
- Having a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Passing the entrance examination
- Passing a background check and drug screening when applicable
Course Outline for pharmacy tech training
To receive a diploma in pharmacy technology at Southeastern College, students must complete 39.0 credit hours (1224 clock hours) in coursework for this program. Students who plan to study full-time should be able to complete the pharmacy technician training in 10 months. Those planning on becoming part-time students should be able to complete the program in 18 months. Outside work is a requirement of the pharmacy tech program as well.
Pharmacy Technology Courses (39.0 credit hours)
|Introduction to Pharmacy Technology||4.0 credit hours|
|Pharmaceutical Calculations||4.0 credit hours|
|Body Systems and Drug Therapy I||4.0 credit hours|
|Pharmacy Operations||4.0 credit hours|
|Sterile Products||4.0 credit hours|
|Body Systems and Drug Therapy II||4.0 credit hours|
|Body Systems and Drug Therapy III||4.0 credit hours|
|Body Systems and Drug Therapy IV||4.0 credit hours|
|Pharmacy Technology Externship I||3.5 credit hours|
|Pharmacy Technology Externship II||3.5 credit hours|
For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please see our Gainful Employment Disclosures at http://www.sec.edu/consumer-info.