Pharmacy Technician

Certificate Description

Pharmacy Technician provides adult students the opportunity to obtain a Bridgerland Technical College certificate and prepares them to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and obtain a Utah pharmacy technician license. Students will be qualified to assist pharmacists in retail, hospital, compounding, and other pharmaceutical settings. Students will learn to recognize the top 250 medications, calculate dosages, process prescriptions, bill third-party insurance, perform aseptic techniques, and prepare IV medications. Students will receive extensive hands-on training in the lab area using advanced pharmacy technology. This program supports the Bridgerland Technical College mission to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and hands-on technical education to the Bear River Region.

Objectives

  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills needed in various pharmacy settings.
  • Understand the pharmacy technician’s role in the medication-use process and wellness promotion.
  • Demonstrate the proper handling and processing of medications and medication orders.
  • Apply patient- and medication-safety practices in aspects of the pharmacy technician’s role.
  • Describe and apply state and federal laws pertaining to processing, handling, and dispensing of medications.

 

This course prepares you for national certification and Utah State licensure.

To obtain a national certification, students must successfully pass a national exam, either the PTCE or the ExCPT.

Once certified, certificants must complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education (CE) during each two (2) year recertification cycle. Any CE hours earned after January 1, 2015, must be in pharmacy technician-specific subject matter. For recertification candidates, one (1) hour of the twenty (20) hours must be in the subject of pharmacy law and one (1) hour must be in the subject of patient safety.

Students in 2020 had a 92% pass rate on the PTCE
 

To obtain Utah State Licensure students must:

  • Complete 2 finger-print cards
  • Complete an Affidavit of Education
  • Obtain a copy of current Certification of Pharmacy Technician (ExCPT) or National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCB)
  • Complete a pharmacy technician application and submit to the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL).

The Pharmacy Technician program is officially recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited through the ASHP/ACPE as Entry- and Advanced-Level Status

Pharmacy Technician partners with PioneerRx. PioneerRx enhances curriculum with a hands-on approach to learning that simulates the functions and workflow of today’s pharmacies. For more information, visit PioneerRx.

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Additional Requirements

Workkeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), Applied Math (Level 5) and keyboarding (25 nwpm). Prospective students must successfully complete the basic academic assessment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (435) 750-3188.

Students must complete the Drug Dosages course with 80% or higher.

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Students must be current on all vaccinations. Immunization Requirements

Additional Costs

The following items are external costs incurred during the program and are subject to change without notice.

Students must pass a random drug test ($42).

Students must obtain a background check ($15).

Students must obtain a Pharmacy Technician Training License through the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing ($50).

Illicit drug use, criminal background checks, and immunization status may prevent future employment as a pharmacy technician. Externship sites, employers, and the Utah State Board of Pharmacy have regulations about drug use, criminal backgrounds, and immunizations. Unable to comply with these regulations may prevent your completion of the Pharmacy Technician program.

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Employment Outlook
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This starts once a year in September.
Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Please contact SSA's for questions about this program. The first step is to fill out the application for Bridgerland Technical College

Logan Campus Application

Pre - Enrollment: Workkeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), Applied Math (Level 5) and keyboarding (25 nwpm). Students must complete the Drug Dosages course with 80% or higher. Prospective students must successfully complete the basic academic assessment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (435) 750-3188 or click the link below.

Schedule Appointment in Logan

Once the Assessment has been approved, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or studentservices@btech.edu.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$1,938 not including external fees such as background check, training license, etc.
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$194, which covers tuition and fees. Books and supplies are additional.

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main (Room 551A)

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
660 Hours - 12 Months
Hours per Week
15
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Not available

Adult Students:
Mon - Wed, 5-9 pm and Thurs, 3-6 pm or 6:30-9:30 pm
This starts once a year in September

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 64%
Job Placement: 92%
Licensure: 100%
Withdrawal: 36%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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A Little About Bridgerland Technical College

The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies. This hands-on technical education provides occupational education, skills training, and workforce development to support the educational and economic development of the Bear River Region.

 

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Additional Information

HEERF I, II, and III Required Reporting

 

Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main
Telephone: 435-753-6780

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus
Telephone: 435-734-0614

Student Services
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Contact Us

Logan Campus - Main (Office)
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016