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Pharmacy Technician

This ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) accredited program prepares students for practice as Pharmacy Technicians performing a wide variety of tasks in both retail and hospital pharmacies under the supervision of a pharmacist.  Students develop skills in all areas of pharmacy practice such as computer order entry, pharmaceutical calculations, record keeping, mixing intravenous solutions, and compounding of products to be dispensed.  Special emphasis is on product knowledge and learning detailed information regarding drugs.  Externship experience in retail and hospital pharmacies is included.  A state license is required of all those who work in this field and is obtained after passing the National Certification Exam and applying to the Washington State Board of Pharmacy.

Program Options

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS)
  • Associate of Applied Science - Transfer degree (AAS-T)

Other Program Info:


Lynn-Dee Spencer

Program Length:
  • 4 quarters 
  • 75 credits
  • Monday - Friday,
    8:00AM - 2:30PM
Estimated Costs:
  • Tuition $6,850.00
  • Supplies $437.00
  • Students may enter at the beginning of fall quarter.


 ASHP Accreditation