Pharmacy Technology

  • Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Diploma
  • AAS Evening Program: 5 semesters
  • Diploma Evening Program: 2 semesters
  • Admission Cycle: Summer semester
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: AAS – 15, Diploma – 15
  • More Information: Program Detail

Additional Information

Step 1: Download Admissions Requirements (MAR) Packet 
Step 2: View Allied Health Information Session (MAR) Presentation

Career Description

This program prepares graduates to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Careers Available

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, private and chain drug stores, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates may be eligible to take the National Certification Exam developed by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $15,000-30,000/yr.

Course of Study

Course work includes effective communication and critical thinking skills necessary for safe preparation and distribution of medications.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Courses will include content in normal human anatomy and physiology, mathematics, ethical/legal issues, business practices, and psychology. A strong science aptitude is recommended.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Manual dexterity, critical thinking and problem solving skills, attention to detail, strong communication and interpersonal skills, sense of responsibility and initiative, and ability to work with diverse groups and individuals.

Accreditation

Forsyth Tech Pharmacy Technology Program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), 7272 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda MD 20814 or www.ashp.org.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Pharmacy Technology program, contact Sarah Clement, Program Coordinator, at 336.757.3319 or sclement@forsythtech.edu.