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Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician

Training Time: 3-12 months

Being behind the scenes (or behind the pharmacy counter) is just as rewarding as being on the frontlines of healthcare. A typical workday for a pharmacy tech involves collaborating with a licensed pharmacist, reviewing prescriptions, packaging medication and working with insurance companies. Enroll in a pharmacy technician training program in Upstate South Carolina to earn your pharmacy technician certification. Jumpstart your career in just 12 months or less – and start earning excellent wages without the need for a bachelor’s degree.

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Pharmacy Technology (D.A.S.)

In addition to the skills acquired to become a pharmacy technician, students will learn to read medication orders, mix parenteral medications, assemble unit-doses of medications and prepare 24-hour patient medication carts. Students will also learn proper labeling for oral and parenteral medications.

Training time required: 12 months

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

The program provides employers with a competent technician to assist the pharmacist within their scope of practice and to perform necessary unsupervised daily tasks including basic to extensive medication preparation, dosage calculations, compounding, IV admixture, patient information maintenance, inventory and quality control.

Training time required: 12 months

Pharmacy Technician Training

Students learn the skills necessary for prescription preparation and basic pharmacy management which requires studies in pharmacy calculations, aseptic and non-sterile compounding, state and federal pharmacy law, medication safety and use, and communications.

Training time required: 12 months


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