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!

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.


Program Information

Dr. Greg Garris
Program Director, Pharmacy Technology
(919) 209-2596