This 12-month program is designed to provide training in the competencies required of a Pharmacy Technician. A Pharmacy Technician assists and supports licensed pharmacist in providing healthcare and medication to patients. Technicians must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice, skills, and techniques. Often, technicians are the first and last person a patient will interact with within the pharmacy. Because of this, communication skills and customer service are an integral part of training.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. For more information on enrollment, contact the school.
Clinical affiliates of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston require drug testing and background checks of each student enrolled in the Pharmacy Technology program before participating in training at clinical sites.
Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
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Currently employed in the area: 11,960
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