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    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
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    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
    pharm3
    93% Graduate Employment/Transfer rate
    That's right! Ninety-three percent of SCC's 2017 graduates found work or continued their education.
    Placement
     

Pharmacy Technician

  • Welcome

    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 . . .  

    Overview

    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 licensed pharmacist. 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).

    Mission

    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.

    ASHPAccreditedLogo_webThe program is accredited by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) / Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900, Bethesda, MD 20814, 866-279-0681.

     For occupational information, please visit www.ashp.org.

    How to get started:


    Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution.
    As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Employment Outlook

    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. 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.

    Recent SCC graduates report an average starting wage of $13.45 per hour. 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.

    Programmatic Outcomes

    Starting Terms

    The program intakes in the summer (July) for face-to-face and winter (January) for online.

    View your calendar conversion plan.