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Programs And Courses

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Learn about our Pharmacy Technician Non-credit Certificate program at Harrisburg and Lancaster Campuses.   Our program prepares students to take the national certification examination administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

 

What does a pharmacy technician do?

A pharmacy technician performs various duties under direct supervision of a pharmacist. You may:
  • Accept and screen medication orders, preparing labels and medications
  • Maintain drug inventory
  • Perform insurance billing
  • Prepare admixtures and compounding medications
  • Maintain patient records

 

How do I enroll in the program?

Call 717-780-1352 to register for classes.

Download Flier with Admission Criteria, Essential Qualifications (pdf, rev 3/2014).

Download the Noncredit Healthcare Certificate Program (pdf) course listing to see current pharmacy technician program course offerings..

 

Can I receive veterans education benefits for this program?

  • The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines benefits. 
  • The VA approves veterans' education benefits for non-credit healthcare programs. These programs must result in a certificate upon completion. 
  • The VA bases benefits on the length of the class and the number of weekly clock hours. 
  • The VA provides benefits on a post-payment basis. You must pay tuition in advance.
  • Contact:

    Military and Veterans Affairs Office
    vaoffice@hacc.edu
    717-780-2331
      Cooper 204B

 

Where can I work?

Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of settings. These include:

  • Hospital pharmacies
  • Retail pharmacies
  • Extended-care facilities
  • Home health agencies
  • Mail-order pharmacy distributors

HACC does not offer assistance in job placement for this program.

What are the program goals?
This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:
  • Understand the compounding and dispensing of pharmaceutical preparations
  • Understand the preparation of admixtures
  • Participate in quality control processes
  • Perform insurance billing Maintain drug inventory quality and levels

 

Where can I get more information?

 

Who can I contact for more information? 

Noncredit Healthcare Education
pt@hacc.edu
717-221-1352 or 800-222-4222, ext. 1352