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Pharmacy Technician

  • Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree
  • One-year Certificate


Associate in Applied Science-Transfer Degree
The Pharmacy Technician Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree is a two-year program consisting of general education, technical and pharmacy education courses. Successful completion of the program should provide student the skills and knowledge they need to qualify for positions in community health systems and other pharmacies. It aims to prepare students to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board national exam. AAS-T graduates should have the preparatory background to pursue a transfer degree to become a licensed pharmacist.

 AAS-T program outcomes
Students should learn about drug products, calculations, dosages, dispensing techniques, inventory management, aseptic techniques and Washington pharmacy law. Students should study and develop different skills, work attitudes and ethics, as well as develop proper work habits and appreciation for the job. Student training will include classroom instruction, laboratory practice and clinical pharmacy training. This program should prepare students to work in both community and hospital pharmacy settings.

 One-year Certificate
The Pharmacy Technician one-year certificate is a four-quarter program consisting of classroom instruction, laboratory practice and clinical pharmacy training. It aims to prepare students to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board national exam. Successful completion of the program should provide students the skills and knowledge they need to qualify for positions in community, health system and other pharmacies.

 One-year Certificate program outcomes
Students should learn about drug products, calculations, dosages, dispensing techniques, inventory management, aseptic techniques and Washington pharmacy law. Students should study and develop different skills, work attitudes and ethics, as well as develop proper work habits and appreciation for the job. Student training will include classroom instruction, laboratory practice and clinical pharmacy training. This program should prepare students to work in both community and hospital pharmacy settings.