Pharmacy Technician

Department Chair

Hays: Brian Dechant

Locations

Hays

Program Overview

The Pharmacy Technician Program provides the fundamental knowledge, skills and training needed for entry-level employment. Students receive training in pharmaceutical calculations and pharmacy practices, operation and management as well as preparation techniques for pharmaceutical products. Upon successful completion of the one-year program, students receive a Pharmacy Technician Certificate and are registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy. Students are then eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) and may become a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician.
accreditation

In 2016, North Central Kansas Technical College Pharmacy Technician program added a retail simulation lab committed to improving the value of pharmacy technician education and enhanced clinical skills. To facilitate the advanced pharmacy simulation training, NCKTC and  PioneerRx have partnered to give students hands-on experience filling prescriptions, assessing appropriateness and safety of medication, understanding medication adherence through medication synchronization, collecting medication history, providing medication education, and focusing on clinical services such as medication therapy management.

PioneerRx, a software company based in Shreveport, Louisiana, focuses on rapid innovation and ensuring community pharmacies have the right tools to carry out the most advanced pharmacy practices.

The company is investing in future generations of technicians through its educational endeavor: PioneerRx University. PioneerRx believes in providing education to each technician to make sure they  are using its software to its highest potential.

To learn more visit Pioneer Rx at https://www.pioneerrx.com/

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the federal, state, and local laws; regulations and professional standards to pharmacy practice.
  • Analyze the role of the Pharmacy Technician in distributive pharmacy.
  • Perform math function, dosage calculation and compounding techniques.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional conduct in all job-related activities.
  • Design and relate messages for effective and appropriate oral and written communication.

This program offers a seamless transition to Fort Hays State University for the following degrees:

Health Studies (B.S.)

Post Graduate Jobs

Job Title Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hopsitals $14
Grocery Stores $13
Pharmacies and Drug Stores $12

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Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
First Semester
PHRM-100 Pharmacy Technician Science 3
PHRM-102 Pharmaceutical Calculations 3
PHRM-111 Pharmacy Operations 3
COM-210 Medical Terminology 3
SS-102 Student Success Seminar 1
TOTAL
Second Semester
PHRM-105 Pharmacy Technician Internship I 4
PHRM-106 Pharmacy Technician Certification 1
PHRM-125 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians I 3
PHRM-207 Advanced Pharmacy Operations w/Lab 3
PHRM-108 Pharmacy Technician Seminar 1
TOTAL
General Education Course Requirements
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-102 Essential MathOR 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
TOTAL
PROGRAM TOTAL

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

Additional Notes:

The field of pharmacy technology is growing at a rapid rate. Hospitals and other healthcare institutions are actively seeking individuals with this expertise. Over the next several years, job opportunities for pharmacy technicians are expected to increase by 32% nationwide.

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