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Pharmacy Technology

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Pharmacy Technology program overview


The ASHP accredited pharmacy technology program prepares graduates for entry level careers working under the direction of registered pharmacists in retail, clinic, and hospital settings. Pharmacy technicians play an integral role in assisting pharmacists with prescription processing. The pharmacy technician complies with standard written procedures and guidelines under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians assist the pharmacist with medication preparation and administrative duties and provide front-line customer service in the pharmacy setting. Graduates are prepared for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam, which is necessary for certification.

Program information

  • Class Time: 1 evening per week
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Eden Prairie Campus & Brooklyn Park Campus
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Job Outlook

Pharmacy technicians are employed in a variety of health care settings. The employment projections indicate an increase in job openings of 28% from 2009 to 2016. The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people will spur demand for pharmacy technicians. In addition, as scientific advances lead to new drugs and as more people obtain prescription drug coverage, pharmacy technicians will be needed in growing numbers. Average job popularity is higher than the U.S. average in Minnesota cities such as Rochester, Duluth, and St. Cloud.

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Awards and Certifications


Accreditation and Affiliations

Accreditation through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

7272 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, Maryland 20814


For a complete list of current of all agreements, please visit the Minnesota Transfer website.

Last updated by Dina.Rogalla : 2020-06-29 11:53:00