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Pharmacy Technician

Available at the Grand Island Campus
  • Our Pharmacy Technician program will give you the skills necessary to work under state and federal pharmacy laws. Pharmacy technicians work in retail, hospital, clinical, or long-term care settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Proper training and education are key components for a successful pharmacy technician. 

    Pharmacy Technician filling iv bags

    Responsibilities of pharmacy technicians include:

    • Preparing and distributing medications 
    • Performing pharmaceutical calculations 
    • Interpreting physician medication orders and prescriptions 
    • Communicating effectively with patients 
    • Managing and processing inventory 
    • Maintaining patient confidentiality 
    • Becoming a nationally certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) 
    Pharmacy technician preparing medications

    Employment Outlook

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow 9% nationally, faster than the average for all occupations through 2024. Due to an aging population and a greater need for medication, employment opportunities are expected to be excellent.  

    Pharmacy Technician Admissions Packet

    • At 2017-18 tuition and fee rates, completing the 34 credits required for the Pharmacy Technician diploma costs:

      Nebraska residents - $3,400 
      Non-residents - $4,896

      Completing the 61 credits required for the Pharmacy Technician degree costs:

      Nebraska residents - $6,100 
      Non-residents - $8,784

      These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

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    • Earn your diploma in 1 year plus 1 summer by completing 15 credits a semester for 2 semesters plus a 4-credit clinical in the summer.

      Finish an AAS degree in 2 years by completing 15-16 credits a semester.

      The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

      Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs. 

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