Gateway Technical College’s Pharmacy Technician technical diploma will prepare you for a rewarding, demanding and ever-evolving career as a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians perform a variety of duties and responsibilities including preparation of prescriptions, record-keeping, inventory control, handling monetary transactions, filing third-party claims, preparing IV admixtures and unit dose medications and compounding.
Pharmacy technicians must have excellent attention to detail, mathematical incline and interpersonal communication and computer skills to work in any pharmacy. Gateway’s program gives you the one-on-one attention you need to make the transition towards your new career as a pharmacy technician. Class sizes are small; which makes it easy for students to get to know their instructors and classmates. Students in the program have a wide variety of learning experiences including lectures, team projects, classroom discussions, videos, field trips and physical and virtual labs. Each course is designed with real-world projects and pharmacy application assignments to demonstrate the interpersonal and technical skills needed to succeed as a health care professional.
The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by ASHP/ACPE.