Pharmacy Technician Program
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The Pharmacy Technician program at Seminole State College prepares students for a career as a pharmacy technician specialist. The curriculum, which focuses on management skills and knowledge of higher-level pharmaceuticals, prepares graduates for employment in community and hospital settings.
Graduates are eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination.
Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma (ATD)
The Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma Program is designed to train students in developing and mastering basic technical skills, theoretical concepts, and clerical functions in the operation of a pharmacy.
Graduates of this program will work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in compounding (measure/weigh/mix) medicinal drugs, preparing and labeling medicines; filling bottles and vials with the correct quantity of medicine; issuing medicines to the customers; maintaining inventory; keeping patients' medication profiles on specified records, forms or computerized systems; and collecting, organizing and evaluating information for direct patient care, medication review, and department management.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be awarded an Applied Technology Diploma and will be eligible to apply for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination.
How to Apply
In order to be considered for admission into the Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma Program, students must:
All students enrolled in a Nursing or Healthcare Professional program with a clinical or practicum component will be required to complete a full background check with drug/alcohol screening. Students are encouraged to review the clinical facility requirements prior to beginning their course work. Before requesting and paying for background check services, applicants with concerns should email the health professions career program advisoror call 407.404.6196.
Graduates are prepared for entry level employment in community and hospital pharmacies, long term care facilities, drug manufacturers, medication research organizations, and insurance companies. Opportunities for pharmacy technicians are expected to 6% through 2032, faster than average for all occupations. In 2022, the median annual wage for pharmacy technicians in Florida was $36,810.
Articulations to Other Healthcare Degrees
Associate of Science, Health Services Management
Seminole State's Pharmacy Technician program articulates directly into SSC's Associate of Science degree in Health Services Management program. From there, students may continue directly into the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at SSC.
An Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree helps students seamlessly transition into a bachelor's degree program at one of Florida's state universities.
Students studying pharmacy will complete the common prerequisite courses for an upper-division major as part of their general A.A. degree program. After graduating from Seminole State, they can continue their studies at a state college or university with junior standing.
Seminole State offers prerequisite courses for a major in pharmacy: