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Pharmacy Technician

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Applications are being accepted now for the Spring 2022 program. The application deadline is December 6, 2021.

Pharmacy technicians enjoy rewarding careers as vital members of the healthcare team—trained to prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. They measure, mix, count out, label and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates of the IRSC Pharmacy Technician program take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, and may seek employment in a retail pharmacy, hospital or nursing facility.

Getting Started

Selection for the Pharmacy Technician program is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is based on submission of the requirements outlined in the Pharmacy Technician Application Book.

For more information, contact:
Jessica Fulton, Program Director
jfulton@irsc.edu

Pharmacy Technician Program Information Sessions

Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Pharmacy Technician Program

Prior to beginning the application process:

  1.  Read the Pharmacy Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the Health Science Application for the Pharmacy Technician program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)

Begin Application

Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.

Accreditation

The Pharmacy Technician program at Indian River State College is accredited by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP).

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Additional Program Information

Pharmacy Management

Our Pharmacy program partners with PioneerRx, the top pharmacy management system in the industry. For more information, visit PioneerRx. See how PioneerRx compares to other software vendors.

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Pharmacy Technician

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Career Training

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Career Coach Employment Outlook

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