The Pharmacy Technician program 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.
1) Develop personal and interpersonal skills needed in various pharmacy settings.
2) Understand the pharmacy technician’s role in the medication-use process and wellness promotion.
3) Demonstrate the proper handling and processing of medications and medication orders.
4) Apply patient- and medication-safety practices in aspects of the pharmacy technician’s role.
5) 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 2019 had a 94% 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
The Pharmacy Technician program 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.
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.
Effective July 1, 2020, 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
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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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 email@example.com.
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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.
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1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321
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