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.
Graduates are prepared for entry level employment in long term care facilities, drug stores, drug manufactures, wholesale drug houses and health maintenance organizations. Opportunities for pharmacy technicians are expected to grow through the year 2019. In 2011, the mean hourly wage for pharmacy technicians in Florida was $13.10 per hour.
In order to be considered for admission into the Pharmacy Technician Applied Technology Diploma Program, students must:
All applicants must submit to a criminal background check and be free of offenses that could disqualify them from working in a healthcare environment (Florida Statute 456.0635). Applicants with criminal background issues may not be accepted into the program. Before requesting and paying for background check services, applicants with concerns should email the health professions career program advisor or call 407.404.6004.