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Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician

Learn about our Pharmacy Technician Non-credit Certificate program at Harrisburg, Lebanon, 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 Pharmacy Technician program schedule (pdf rev 7/21/15) Includes requirements, costs, dates, class schedules


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
      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
717-221-1352 or 800-222-4222, ext. 1352