Health Care Specialist - Pharmacy Technology
Growth in the health care field has increased the demand for support workers such as pharmacy technicians. A pharmacy technician works under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist; responsibilities depend on the pharmacy setting and the scope of practice.
Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of settings such as:
- Community pharmacies
- Hospitals and health systems
- Long-term care facilities
- Home health care agencies
- Clinic pharmacies
- Mail-order pharmacies
- Military pharmacies
SFCC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree, a Professional Certificate and a Skills Certificate in this program. Courses may be offered on-ground and online.
Instruction is designed to prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination (PTCE) to achieve CPhT designation. Even though certification is not required in Missouri for employment as a pharmacy technician, some employers prefer to hire employees who have achieved CPhT Certification and typically pay higher wages to those who are certified.
For more information about required courses, click Advising Worksheet.