Pharmacy Technician (492C)

Southern State Health Sciences Banner, Pharmacy Technician

Offered on: Central Campus (Day)

Nature of Profession

A Pharmacy Technician is trained to work primarily in either a hospital pharmacy or retail pharmacy. They receive written prescription or refills for medications and verifies that the information is correct and complete. The pharmacy technician prepares medications for clients by measuring, mixing, counting, labeling and recording amounts and dosages of medications under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. They also have administrative duties such as answering telephones, entering prescriptions into the computer and maintaining security and proper storage for medications.

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Jobs and Salary

For additional information view the Occupational Outlook Handbook, or the Summary Report for Pharmacy Technicians.

Program Design

The program is designed to be completed in two semesters when taken on a full-time basis. Some students may choose to pursue the certificate on a part-time basis (within four semesters). ). Students should complete the program within the specified timeframe. Admission to the Pharmacy Technician Program requires written acceptance by the Allied Health Program Director according to the admission requirements listed on the Allied Health Program application packet. Students may elect to complete some or all of the general education course requirements prior to being admitted into the Pharmacy Technician Program. Continuation in the Pharmacy Technician Program requires a minimum grade of "B" in MAST/ALTH courses, a minimum grade of C in all other required courses and a minimum cumulative and most current completed term grade point average of 2.4 to participate in the practicum experience. There is a time limit on completion of program requirements. Algebra and biology courses should have been completed within the past five years or updating courses is required. Graduates are eligible to earn the Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT) credential through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) credentialing exam.


Core Education and Open Enrollment MAST/ALTH courses may be completed prior to entry into the program or during the appropriate semester of the medical assisting program.

Current knowledge of prerequisites is expected. Refer to the college Catalog for any additional requirements of the below courses.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ALTH 1101 Introduction to Allied Health 2
ALTH 1121 Introduction to Pharmacy Technician 2
BIOL 1104 Human Biology I 4
CSCI 1101 Computer Keyboarding 1
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
MAST 1115 Medical Terminology 2
MATH 1135 Allied Health Mathematics 3

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Credits
ALTH 1122 Pharmacy Technician II 3
ALTH 1125 Pharmacy Practicum 1
BIOL 1105 Human Biology II 4
MAST 1118 Human Diseases 2
MAST 2205 Medical Law & Ethics 2
MAST 2220 Emergency Medical Procedures 3
Program Total: 32 plus any pre-requisites

Medical Assisting / Allied Health Office & Faculty

The Medical Assisting / Allied Health Office is located in room 182 on Central Campus and operates Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

  • 800.628.7722 x2739
  • Medical Assisting/Allied Health Office
  • Southern State Community College
  • 100 Hobart Drive
  • Hillsboro, OH 45133