Pharmacy Technology

 

Program Description

The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Program Content

Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or med-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy.

The JCC Pharmacy Technology Program has met the requirements to be a PTCB-recognized sterile compounding program. Completion of the JCC program partially fulfills an eligibility pathway to take the Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician™ Exam. In addition to completing a PTCB-recognized sterile compounding program, CSPT applicants who choose this eligibility pathway must also have one year of sterile compounding experience before they can apply for and take the CSPT Exam. All CSPT candidates must take and pass the CSPT Exam to earn certification.

Pharmacist counting pills on a pill tray

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

Additional Information

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, estimated cost of program, and other important information, read our Professional Links page.

For more information about program outcomes, employment prospects, practice settings and the role of the pharmacy technician, read our Additional Information page

Ranked #38 for the Top 50 Pharmacy Technician Programs! http://www.thebestcolleges.org/top-pharmacy-technician-programs/

The Pharmacy Technology Program is accredited by the American Society of Accreditation logo
Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and is operated in compliance with their standards for accredited pharmacy technician education and training programs.

Applicants must attend a face-to-face information session to obtain an application for Fall 2017. All sessions begin promptly at the start time listed and all interested applicants are expected to attend the full length of time. Applications obtained through the outdated online session will not be accepted. No RSVP or appointment necessary

2018 Health Information Sessions

 October 9, 2018 3-5 p.m. F201
November 14, 2018 3-5 p.m. F201

Nursing, Radiography and Medical and Cardiac Sonography application deadline date is March 1.

All Health Information Sessions are conducted in Health Bldg./Rm. F105  

Students must be accepted into the Pharmacy Technology program to register for PHM courses.

Contact

Program Information

Dr. Greg Garris
Program Director, Pharmacy Technology
(919) 209-2596
gwgarris@johnstoncc.edu

Admissions

Theresa Lee
Admissions Coordinator, Health Programs
(919) 209-2049
tclee@johnstoncc.edu

Admissions Office
(919) 209-2128