Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician (PhT)

Prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam!

Pharmacy Technicians do more than just fill prescriptions. They are the Pharmacist’s right hand. As a valuable member of the pharmacy team, they develop and maintain relationships with customers, maintain records, respond to requests of patients and healthcare providers and provide support for the successful operation of a pharmacy.

In this 13-week certificate program, students are prepared for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam, the credential preferred by our local employers. Our students' PTCB pass rate is 79%, compared to the national average of 57%!

  • Small class size=individualized attention
  • Expected job growth rate of 14% in Missouri
  • Financial assistance may be available

Classes begin in February 2023!

Pharmacy Technician

288 Program Hours

Class meets
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
5:30 - 8:00 pm

All students must complete a clinical rotation:
One week, 40 hours

Tuition: $3,874*

Tuition includes:

  • 12-panel Drug Screen
  • FBI Fingerprint Background Check
  • Missouri State Board of Pharmacy Registration
  • One PTCB national exam
  • Textbooks
  • Lab Supplies
  • Clinical Experience and Classroom Instruction
Not included in the tuition but required for the class:
  • Flash drive, notebook, pens
  • MMR Vaccine or Titer
  • Flu Vaccine
  • Covid Vaccine
* Students may drop a program three (3) business days before the start date and receive a full tuition refund. Incurred costs associated with the class will not be refunded, such as background checks, drug tests, or other supplies or textbooks that were not returned unopened. Students who drop after the 3-day grace period are not eligible for a refund.

Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify. Please contact us to learn about options.

Tina Miller
(573) 518-3840

 

The PhT Program prepares students for employment in a variety of pharmacy environments. You can find our clinical students and program graduates at a number of locations like Pharmax, Schnucks, Parkland Hospital, Perry County Memorial Hospital, Ozark Long-Term Care RX, Parkland Health Mart, plus a number of other locations throughout the service area.

The median wage for Pharmacy Technicians in Southeast Missouri is $29,192. Locally, PTCB certified technicians can expect to start their careers at an average of $13 per hour.

It is not unusual for 40% or more of the class to become employed in the field before they complete the program. Yet, employers value the program so much that they work around our students’ academic schedule to ensure they
are able to complete the program.

Sara Pinkston
Pharmacy Technician Instructor
spinkston@MineralArea.edu

For more information, please contact

Misty Weston
Healthcare Programs Instructor
mweston@MineralArea.edu
(573) 518-2149