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Pharmacy Technician

This short-term Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to be a professional pharmacy technician under the supervision of a certified pharmacist. In this course you will learn:

  • To assist the pharmacist filling prescriptions according to doctor’s orders
  • How to order products and maintain inventory
  • How to bill and receive payments

This course includes 64 hours of classroom instruction and 160 hours of clinical experience in a local pharmacy.

Career Opportunities

Individuals completing the non-credit certificate may find employment as pharmacy technicians.

Sample Careers Average Entry Wage Average Wage Average Experienced Wage
Pharmacy Technicians $22,700 $29,500 $32,800

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Hawkeye Community College cannot guarantee employment or promotion.

Admission Requirements

No admission requirements or entrance exam needed. A high school or equivalency diploma is required. A drug screen and background check will be required.

Program Details

Date Coming Soon –  Fall of 2018

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