Pharmacy Technician program at EVIT

Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists prepare prescription medications, provide customer service and perform administrative duties with a pharmacy setting.

The first semester concentrates on basic health care concepts such as medical terminology, safety, pharmacy law, customer service, basic math, pharmacology, problem solving and CPR. During the second semester, students gain occupation-specific skills and knowledge. Students (depending upon age and availability) may participate in work-based experiences during the second semester.

The rigorous academic courses requires a high level of independent study while learning procedures for receiving prescription requests, counting tablets and labeling bottles, along with administrative functions such as answering phones and stocking shelves. 

This program prepares students upon completion of the program to be eligible to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

Students completing the Pharmacy Technician program and hold a high school diploma or GED are prepared to obtain the Arizona Board of Pharmacy Technician training license. Please contact the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy for specific requirements. 

Note: Second-semester students may participate in a job shadowing experience. Students must be 18 years of age and are responsible for their own transportation to the job shadowing site. This course conducts random drug testing.

Course Code  MC43
Length 2 semesters
Pharmacy Technician Certification
Possible Careers Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacist
Average Entry Level Salary $13-$14 per hour

It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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