Pharmacy Technician Program
Pharmacy Technician Program
The Pharmacy Technician diploma program is designed to prepare students to work in an ambulatory pharmacy providing critical support to the pharmacist, assisting in the filing of prescriptions, assisting in the dispensing of medications, billing insurance companies, preparing medications, maintaining inventory and providing excellent customer service. Students in this program are supplied with one complimentary laboratory coat at the beginning of their first laboratory class. Students participate in an externship during the last module of training, providing industry experience and professional exposure. Graduates of this program will be eligible to challenge a national Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.
To learn more about the Pharmacy Technician program at Dorsey Schools in Michigan, call 888-422-1188 or contact us.
The Pharmacy Technician program is offered at the following campuses of Dorsey Schools:
Pharmacy Technician Program Training
Training in this program includes:
- Learning pharmacy operations, including strong communication and customer service skills that are critical to the success of the pharmacy technician.
- Learning the language of medicine and building a proficient medical vocabulary, including the structure of the body, common diseases, treatment, laboratory tests and medical and pharmacological abbreviations.
- Learning the use and side effects of medications (generic and brand name, prescription, non-prescription, and alternative) commonly used to treat diseases.
- Students are introduced to basic pharmacy practices, including laws and regulations.
- Externship in a supervised, ambulatory pharmacy setting under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and his/her staff.
- Completion of this program prepares each student to challenge a national certification exam.
Additional Program Information:
- Effective June 30, 2015, licensure as a Pharmacy Technician is required in the State of Michigan for employment in this field.
- Verification of high school graduation or its equivalent (a General Education Development “G.E.D.” High School Equivalency Certificate) and passing a mandatory background check is required for continued enrollment in the Pharmacy Technician program.
- Program tuition includes State of Michigan fees required to obtain a temporary Pharmacy Technician license, reimbursement of a one-time certification exam fee and one complimentary laboratory coat.
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