Pharmacy Technician


High School Credits: Level 1-1 credit, Level 2- 2 credits 

The three-credit Pharmacy Technician course incorporates both classroom and clinical pharmacy experiences. Clinical pharmacy experiences include a four week internship with a national retail pharmacy chain. The student will be given the opportunity to meet state pharmacy technician competencies as well as be exposed to the larger arena of pharmacy careers. The course fulfills requirements enabling the student to earn two pharmacy technician certifications.


  • Building a Professional Career Communications, Exploring the World of Pharmacy, Finance, Inventory Control, Leadership Skills, Maintaining Medication, Role of a Pharmacy Assistant, Safety


  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT.) from the National Pharmacy Technician Certification BoardVirginia Board of Pharmacy *One time registration fee provided for all students*

Student Career Pathway Examples

The study of Pharmacy with additional post-secondary study may lead to these careers:

Related Careers

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  • Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services according the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Connections & Program Partnerships



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