Pharmacy Technician


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Program Objective

Courses available at Wichita and Joplin only.

Due to the increasing numbers of middle-aged and elderly people in the United States and abroad, Certified Pharmacy Technicians will be in demand.

This 36-week program is designed to prepare the graduate for an entry-level position in the field of Pharmacopeia assisting the Pharmacist. The students will develop skills with mixing and measuring medications, customer service, assist filling prescriptions for the customer, maintaining patient profiles within the electronic management system, handling insurance claims in regards to electronic transmission, receiving prescriptions physically or electronically and maintaining inventory. The student will also be trained in first aid and CPR for emergency situations. After the completion of the Pharmacy Technician Program at WTI, the student will be eligible to schedule and take the PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Once the graduate passes the PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, he/she will be eligible to register with the state of his/her choice and accept employment opportunities, which could encompass proprietary, hospital inpatient/outpatient and retail organizational pharmacies within the national base of the United States.

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