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Pharmacy Technician

Course number : PHARM01    Section number : 01
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About the Program

Pharmacy technicians perform pharmacy-related functions, working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Our 180-hour Pharmacy Technician program offers students both theoretical and practical training. Students are required to complete an 60-hour externship in a retail setting. Upon completion of the program, students will take the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) exam.

FREE Tuition Assistance Available!

Education 2 Employment This program is approved for FREE Education 2 Employment tuition assistance for eligible Iowa residents. Financial assistance may include training tuition, textbooks, tools, certification fees, required materials and other services. Email rjensen@iwcc.edu or call (712) 325-3268 for more information! 

Veterans Benefits Approved for VA benefits. Apply for VA benefits at www.ebenefits.va.gov.  Email veterans@iwcc.edu for more information.

Program to Include

  • History & Foundation
  • Legal & Ethical Considerations
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Safety & Standards
  • Memorizing Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Environments
  • 40 hour Externship
  • PTCB Exam Review 

Requirements for Enrollment

  • High School Diploma or HiSET
  • Working knowledge of Windows based PC and Microsoft Office

Arranged after Enrollment

  • Background Check (no criminal offense within last seven years)
  • Technician Trainee registration 

Career and Salary Information

Pharmacy technicians are employed in a wide variety of practice settings, including community settings such as chain or independent pharmacies, hospitals, home health care, long term care, nuclear pharmacy and managed health care facilities. According to EMSI, pharmacy technician careers are expected to grow 16% through 2025 and expected starting wage is $12-$14 per hour.

Cost $1695 

Includes books, handouts, Technician Trainee registration, background check and PTCB National Exam. 
Pre-registration is required and payment is due at time of registration. 

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Class Details

30 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Tue, Thu .  
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri .  
  Weekly - Tue, Thu .  

Location : Looft Hall Location : 
  Looft Hall.

Instructor : Cindy Burbank 

CEUs : 18

Tuition: 

$1,695.00


Registration Closes On
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/6/2019 - 10/8/2019 Weekly - Tue, Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Council Bluffs, Looft Hall  Map Cindy Burbank 
10/9/2019 - 10/21/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Council Bluffs, Looft Hall  Map Cindy Burbank 
10/24/2019 - 10/29/2019 Weekly - Tue, Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Council Bluffs, Looft Hall  Map Cindy Burbank