Welcome to SCC’s Pharmacy Technician program. Pharmacy technicians play an important role in assisting licensed pharmacists in a variety of settings, including retail pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and clinics.
You're a Good Fit for this program because . . .
The 12-month, four-quarter program offers
students concentrated basic study and laboratory practice in pharmacy technician
fundamentals. The program teaches students the concepts, principles, skills and
attitudes needed to become pharmacy technicians who can work with patients
throughout the lifespan. Students will have hands-on clinical experience in a
variety of facilities and are provided close supervision and guidance under a
registered pharmacist. Registered pharmacists serve as preceptors for clinical
experience in area hospitals, long-term care facilities, and retail pharmacies.
All tuition, fees, books and related costs are the responsibility of the
student (see estimated cost list).
Get started by reading our Pre-health Admission Requirements.
The Pharmacy Technician program’s mission is to be consistent with the mission of Southeast Community College Health Sciences Division. The College mission is to provide quality career/technical and academic educational opportunities for the students, businesses and communities of our district. The program’s mission is to graduate competent, ethical, and confident entry-level health care practitioners – benefiting the community at large by providing quality pharmacy services. The program is accredited by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) / Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-657-3000.
For occupational information, please visit www.ashp.org.
Due to the increasing number of people who are living longer and are needing medications throughout Nebraska and the nation and the ever-increasing scope of practice within the profession, pharmacy technicians are in demand in Nebraska and the United States and will continue to be a “hot” job opportunity both now and in the future. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Outlook indicates that “employment” for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2022.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook data indicates that the average wage for pharmacy technicians in 2012 was $14.10 per hour or $29,320 per year. The range of pay can be anywhere from $20,580 to $42,400. Specifically in Nebraska, the median wage is $13.18 per hour or an annual salary of $27,770. Many employers provide some type of fringe benefits and 24-hour, 7 days per week flexibility for scheduling working hours.
View Gainful Employment Information for this Program of Study.
The program intakes twice a year: in the summer (July) for face to face and winter (January) for online.
Pharmacy Technician Program Advising Sheet
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