Dorsey College’s Pharmacy Technician program is an excellent choice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in this area of the healthcare industry. Through our Pharmacy Technician training, students can be prepared to work in an ambulatory pharmacy under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

If you have been thinking about getting a pharmacy tech certificate, consider training at Dorsey College.  Upon successful completion of our Pharmacy Technician program, graduates will be issued a diploma and may go on to pursue pharmacy technician certification (by challenging a national exam).

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Looking for “pharmacy technician training near me?”

If you are looking for “pharmacy technician programs near me,” the Dorsey College Pharmacy Technician program is offered at the following campus locations:
Dorsey College - Roseville, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Dorsey College - Wayne, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Dorsey College - Woodhaven, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)

Pharmacy Technician School – Things You Can Learn

When selecting a Pharmacy Technician school, it’s important to select one where you can “learn by doing.”  This real-world application can help you develop and hone your knowledge and skills.  Students who enroll at a Pharmacy Technician school should expect to be exposed to a variety of topics as part of their education.  Pharmacy Tech programs may cover topics such as:

  • Anatomy and physiology for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Medical terminology for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Use and side effects of medications
  • Pharmacy calculations
  • Repackaging and compounding
  • Aseptic technique
  • Pharmacy technology
  • Insurance billing
  • Inventory management
  • Law and ethics
  • Medical workplace skills
  • …and more!

In addition, attending a Pharmacy Technician school may afford students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in a real-world setting through an externship.  At Dorsey College, the Pharmacy Technician program includes coverage of each of the topics above, and more as well as the opportunity to participate in an externship prior to graduation.

When you enroll for training at Dorsey College, you can complete your Pharmacy Technician training program in less than a year.  That means you can train quickly in a structured environment to help you pursue your new career!

Pharmacy Technician Training at Dorsey College

At Dorsey College, pharmacy technician training takes place in both a classroom setting as well as in our labs on campus.  In addition, our Pharmacy Technician training program is delivered in hybrid format.  That means some of your pharmacy tech classes will take place online and you will come to campus for other classes to benefit from hands-on training.  It’s the best of both worlds!

So, you may be wondering, what do students learn in their pharmacy technician classes?  At Dorsey College, students will be exposed to a variety of topics throughout their pharmacy technician classes.  The courses a student will take as part of the Dorsey College Pharmacy Technician training program include:

  • Computer Keyboarding Lab
  • Medical Workplace Skills
  • Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology for the Pharmacy Technician A
  • Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology for the Pharmacy Technician B
  • Pharmacology II
  • Pharmacy Calculations
  • Today’s Pharmacy:  Practice and Technology
  • Pharmacy Technician Externship

When you choose Dorsey College for your pharmacy technician training, you will have the benefit of attending pharmacy technician classes where you can obtain the foundation needed for success in your new career.  You’ll then have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice during the externship. Here you will have the opportunity to gain unpaid work experience and exposure in a real-world pharmacy setting.  Contact Dorsey College today to learn how you can begin your Pharmacy Technician training!

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How Pharmacy Tech Training Can Help You Pursue Licensure

Attending a pharmacy tech training program can help you pursue licensure.  This is because pharmacy tech training programs are designed to expose students to not only the knowledge and skills needed for success on the job, but to help prepare them for the licensure exam as well.

In fact, when selecting a pharmacy tech training program, you should ask how the school assists their students prepare for licensure.  Pharmacy tech training can also help students prepare for certification.  Obtaining certification can be a benefit because it shows prospective employers that you have invested both time and effort in your training and education.

Students who choose Dorsey College for their pharmacy tech training will benefit from a program designed to prepare them for a national certification exam.  In addition, Dorsey College will pay the certification exam fee, one time once a graduate completes the program and meets the exam preparation requirements. This exam is selected by Dorsey College.

Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician is required in the State of Michigan for employment in this field.  Dorsey College has determined that its Pharmacy Technician training curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regards to licensure requirements.

While some may choose to pursue their career as a pharmacy technician through job training, attending a pharmacy tech training program has many benefits.  These benefits include the opportunity to prepare to challenge the exam needed to obtain their pharmacy technician license.

Contact Dorsey College today to learn how you can begin training to pursue your pharmacy tech license here in Michigan.

Pursuing Your Career after Pharmacy Tech School

Once you complete pharmacy tech school and have obtained your pharmacy tech license, you will be ready to pursue your new career.  The pharmacy tech school you attended may be able to help you by offering career services assistance.  This type of assistance and support can be invaluable because your pharmacy tech school can be a partner of sorts with you as you launch your career as a pharmacy technician.

A career as a pharmacy technician can be challenging, rewarding, and secure. Pharmacy technician positions can be found in retail pharmacies, drug stores, hospitals, and department stores, grocery stores, and general merchandise stores with in-store pharmacies.

Job duties of a Pharmacy Technician can include:

  • Provide critical support to the licensed pharmacist
  • Assist in the filling of prescriptions
  • Assist in the dispensing of medications
  • Sterilize equipment
  • Create prescription labels
  • Billing insurance companies
  • Prepare medications for patients
  • Maintain inventory
  • Provide excellent customer service

Get the training you need to be an integral member of a healthcare team by enrolling in Pharmacy Technician classes at Dorsey College today.  Our instructors are ready to provide you with the hands-on training needed for success.  In addition, at Dorsey College, we offer career services assistance to all program completers, however, job placement is not guaranteed.

Pharmacy Technician Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about:

  • How Long is Pharmacy Technician Training
  • How to Become a Pharmacy Tech
  • The Dorsey College Pharmacy Technician training program

Visit our Pharmacy Technician FAQ page!


Dorsey College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. This applies to the Roseville, Wayne, and Woodhaven campuses (which are branch campus locations of Madison Heights).  Contact information for the Council on Occupational Education is as follows: 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790,


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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Additional Information

Verification of high school graduation or its equal (a General Education Development “GED” High School Comparable  Certificate) and passing a mandatory background check is required for continued enrollment in the Pharmacy Technician training program.

Below you will find several links to websites that provide information on Pharmacy Techs and their jobs.

Michigan Occupational Wage Information:

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