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Pharmacy Technician Department Overview


A Prescription for Success
The South Central College Pharmacy Technician Program is nationally accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and meets its rigorous requirements.

Admission Dates: Application to this program is no longer being accepted.

The Pharmacy Technician Program at South Central College Includes:

  • Sterile Compounding
  • Non-Sterile Compounding
  • Pharmacology
  • Community Pharmacy Practices
  • Institutional Pharmacy Methods
  • Laboratory Simulation
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physiology & Anatomy
  • Pharmacy Law & Ethics

Employment Outlook

Region 2014 Jobs 2019 Jobs % Change Average Hourly Wage Average Annual Wage
Regional 454 494 9% $14.44 $30,035
State 30,118 8,060 10% $14.29 $29,723
National 367,267 402,571 10% $14.13 $29,390


Core Competencies

  1. Exhibit professional interpersonal communications
  2. Adapt to emerging technologies and new environments
  3. Triage common pharmacy situations
  4. Describe the pharmacy billing and adjudication process
  5. Demonstrate the ability to accurately perform common pharmaceutical dosage calculations
  6. Identify common brand and generic medications and their common indications
  7. Demonstrate aseptic technique through use of a validation model

Pharmacy Technician Majors