Pharmacy Technician Advanced
The Pharmacy Technician Advanced program prepares students to support pharmacists by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for community, institutional, compounding, long-term care, mail-order, and other pharmaceutical settings. Students learn the most common medications, calculate dosages, process prescriptions, bill third-party insurance, learn aseptic techniques, and prepare sterile and non-sterile compounded medications. Students receive extensive hands-on training in the lab area using advanced pharmacy technology.
This course prepares you for national certification and Utah State licensure.
- Practice personal and interpersonal skills needed in various pharmacy settings.
- Demonstrate the pharmacy technician's role in the medication-use process and wellness promotion.
- Recall the most utilized drugs by brand and generic name, indications, and interactions.
- Solve pharmacy mathematical calculations.
- Prepare sterile and non-sterile compounds.
How to Apply
Fill out the admissions form below. College admission policy requires a student to have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent (e.g. GED)*.
Students will receive additional pre-enrollment programmatic requirements, if applicable, via email. If you have not received this email within 24 business hours, please check your spam or junk mail folders.
Workkeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), Applied Math (Level 5) and keyboarding (25 nwpm).
Students must complete the Drug Dosages and Calculations course with 80% or higher.
Students must be at least 18 years old.
Students must be current on all vaccinations. Immunization Requirements
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 Advanced program.
Once the programmatic requirements have been completed, the next step is to meet with a Student Services Representative to complete your enrollment. You will declare your starting date, enrolled hours, and set up your payment schedule.
The first month's payment or completed Financial Aid is required at the time of enrollment. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions, Student Services can be reached at 435-753-6780 or firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit us in person at the Logan Campus!
FAFSA - PELL GRANT
Social Security Number OR Your Alien Registration number (if you're not a U.S. citizen)
Federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
Apply for FAFSA at FAFSA.gov and BTECH school code: 014257.
BTECH receives student FAFSA records.
Financial Aid will send an email to students to create a VerifyMyFafsa Account.
The student creates an account and submits the required documentation.
Students will complete enrollment with BTECH.
Financial Aid will email the student a link to schedule a required Financial Aid Offer meeting.
Pell Grant is disbursed.
I have my Student ID
Letter of Recommendation
I have a personal history/career objective
I have my high school transcript
Apply for scholarships at https://btech.edu/scholarships (soft deadline (5th of each month).
BTECH emails a link to schedule a Scholarship Interview.
Interview with the Scholarship Committee (generally 3rd Tuesday of each month).
BTECH evaluates the interview rubric and available funds.
Notified of award results within 4 weeks.
The student will receive a link to schedule a meeting to accept the award.
BTECH disburses scholarships.
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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).
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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 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 2022 had a 100% 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 the 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 Advanced program is accredited through the ASHP/ACPE as Entry- and Advanced-Level Status
Pharmacy Technician Advanced 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.
1301 West 600 North,
Logan, Utah 84321
Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Job Placement: 92%
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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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.
Hours of Operation
Logan Campus - Main
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
Brigham City Campus
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