Pharmacy Technician Program
Pharmacy Technician Program
The Pharmacy Technician program at Dorsey Schools in Michigan provides the career training you need for this unique and challenging branch of the medical field. The medical training you receive can open new professional doors by elevating you from pharmacy assistant to a certified pharmacy technician. These exciting career choices are yours for the choosing!
To learn more about the Pharmacy Technician Program at Dorsey Schools in Michigan, call 888-422-1188 or contact us.
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 laboratory including the structure of the body, common diseases, treatment, laboratory tests and 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 student to challenge a national certification exam.
Call 888-422-1188 for more information, or contact us.
Pharmacy Technician – Disclosures
- How can I find out more about this career?
For more information about a career as a Pharmacy Technician, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website at http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/. The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code for this career is 29-2052 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.0805. Additional career information specific to the State of Michigan can be found at the Career One Stop website, which is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Go to http://www.careerinfonet.org/; under browse occupations type “Pharmacy Technician” in the key word search box, then continue to select the State of Michigan.
- What is the total cost of the Pharmacy Technician program?
Tuition and fees for a student to complete the Pharmacy Technician program within the normal time frame of seven months (as published in the school catalog) currently totals $10,892, which includes the cost of books and supplies. Total tuition may change based on a student’s decision to change programs, repeat classes, withdraw or interrupt training for any reason. Total tuition also includes a one-time fee to sit for a certification exam (which exam is determined by Dorsey Schools), externship drug testing and background check, and one laboratory coat. These items are distributed during the student’s program as specified in the enrollment agreement. Also included in tuition is CPR certification and the graduate’s cap and gown. To calculate the total cost of education, including indirect costs of room and board, personal expenses, transportation costs and loan fees associated with the cost of attendance, go to http://www.dorsey.edu/cmsAdmin/uploads/DS200-Cost-of-Attendance-COA_FA-web-page.pdf.
- What percentage of Pharmacy Technician graduates completed their program within the normal time frame?
For students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, 91% completed the program within the normal time frame of seven months (as published in the school catalog).
- What percentage of Pharmacy Technician graduates found employment related to their field of study?
As reported in Dorsey Schools’ most recent annual institutional report to our accrediting agency, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), 52% of students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 found employment in their field of study, or in a related field, by November 1, 2012. Additional graduates may have found work in their field of study, or in a related field, after November 1, 2012; however, those placements are not included in this calculation.
- How much student loan debt does a typical Pharmacy Technician graduate have to repay after graduation?
The median loan debt of graduates who chose to finance their education during July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 was as follows:
- Title IV, HEA program loans, $5,497
- Private education loans, $0
- Institutional financing plans, $0