The Pharmacy Technology Program seeks to provide qualified students with the technical skills and knowledge needed to practice in a variety of pharmacy settings. Pharmacy technicians must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice, and be skilled in the techniques required to order, stock, package, and prepare medications.
Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists provide drugs and other health care products to patients. Pharmacy technicians may perform duties under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. The duties of pharmacy technicians include review prescriptions or requests for refills, fill prescriptions, count, pour, measure, or mix the medication, select a container, and prepare and attach a label, price and file the prescription. In addition, the pharmacy technician takes inventory of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Pharmacy technicians work in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, home health care pharmacies, nursing home pharmacies, clinic pharmacies, nuclear medicine pharmacies, and in-mail order prescription pharmacies.
Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for state certification after completing 1,000 work hours in a pharmacy and passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board..
Clinical facilities require drug screens and/or background checks before allowing students to participate in clinical rotation. Students participating in clinical may be required to have a drug screen at any time during their rotation. Students accepted to the program must be eligible to attend clinical at all facilities. Pharmacy Technician students are required to be registered with the SC Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Pharmacy prior to beginning clinical rotations.
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For more information, contact Enrollment Services at (803) 327-8008
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