Pharmacy Technician - CC
Blanding Moab Price
The Pharmacy Technician (PT) Program is a certificate program that can be completed in one year in addition to one semester of prerequisites and an externship of a minimum of 160 hours of experiential training following didactic training. The program prepares and trains individuals for a career as a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy Technicians may seek employment in a wide variety of contemporary pharmacy settings, PTs function by assisting the pharmacist in serving patients, maintaining medication and inventory control systems, and participating in the administration and management of pharmacy practice. The Pharmacy Technician Program is an accredited program with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Upon the successful completion of coursework, students receive a certificate of completion from Utah State University. At that time students are eligible to submit an application and if accepted, sit for the certification through ASHP which will allow them to become a certified pharmacy technician. Students successfully completing the program will be well prepared for a career as a pharmacy technician.
High school graduation or GED is required. A GPA of 3.0 is required for admission into the Pharmacy Technician (PT) Program. Throughout the PT Program, the student must complete coursework at a "B" or higher to meet USU Pharmacy Tech Program standard guidelines.
- First Friday in August for Fall Semester
Students interested in the Pharmacy Technician Program should visit with an advisor prior to registration.
Background checks are now processed online through the CastleBranch Compliance Tracking System. Students are required to pay a fee for this service. Drug screens will be performed on campus. Vaccination records, and the CPR requirement must be attached to the application. All information must be on file at the campus the student is attending. Students are advised to keep a copy of all records.
CPR Requirement: Students must take a Healthcare Provider CPR course and receive CPR and first aid cards to meet the CPR requirement. Periodically, CPR courses are offered on campus. Please make arrangements to attend (including notifying other instructors). This must be completed by the middle of the first semester. CPR certification is usually valid for 2 years.
Drug screens are required. Contact your program's location for details.
The following courses are required prior to admittance into the Pharmacy Technician Program:
- BCIS 1010 - Computer Literacy 3
- ENGL 1010 - Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1) 3
- ART 1010 - Exploring Art (BCA) 3
- MATH 1050 - College Algebra (QL) 4
Students may take available courses during high school by following the Concurrent Enrollment Pathway if concurrent enrollment procedures are followed.
The following courses are required for the Surgical Technician Certificate of Completion:
- NURS 1008 - Medical Terminology 2
- HEAL 1500 - Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions 3
- HEAL 1776 - Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding Laboratory 3
- HEAL 1878 - Pharmacy Practice I 2
- CMST 2110 - Interpersonal Communication (BHU/HR) 3