Pharmacy Technology

Do you consider yourself organized and reliable? Are you looking for a career in an exciting, fast-paced environment? If so, Pharmacy Technology could be the path for you!

Pathway Description

Pharmacy technology courses prepared students to take the national certification test at the end of their senior year. As a certified pharmacy technician, students are qualified to work in retail or acute care pharmacy settings. Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists prepare prescription medications, provide customer service, and perform administrative duties within a variety of practice settings, including community, health-system, and federal pharmacy. They are generally responsible for receiving prescription requests, counting tablets, labeling bottles, maintaining patient profiles, preparing insurance claim forms, and performing administrative functions such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and operating registers.

Key Competencies

  • Fills prescriptions according to medication order entry and fill process
  • Applies pharmacology principles to practice
  • Complies with pharmacy law and regulations
  • Adheres to medication safety practices
  • Utilizes pharmacy information systems and applications


View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.

High School Credits:

Year 2:

  • 7615 Health Careers & Teams I (1)
  • 7025 Health Careers & Teams II (1)

Year 3:

  • 7611 Medical Terminology (1)
  • 7612 Issues in Health & Society (1)

Year 4:

  • 7G78A Intro to Pharmacy Technology (1)
  • 7G79A Pharmacy Calculations and Compounding (1)
  • 7G80A Pharm. Technician Practicum (1)
  • 7G81B Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician (1)
  • 7G82B Pharmacy Law (.5)
  • 7G83B Pharmacy Tech. Practicum (.5)

Total College Credits:

21 + Pharm Tech certification


Annual National Average Salary for Entry Level Pharmacy Technician: $31,000

Career Opportunities

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Sterile Compounding Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
  • Pharmacist