PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

Points of Interest

  • 12 Months
  • Class Meets: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Estimated Cost: Summary Sheet
  • Entry Level Pay: $12.50 per hour
  • Program Requirements:
    • 18 years of age or older
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Take the Wonderlic test
    • Complete a physical exam with proof of immunizations
    • FDLE background check and drug screen when requested
    • Be able to stand for long periods, lift 40 pounds, work 6.5-8.5 hour shifts
    • Possess manual dexterity, fine motor coordination and visual acuity sufficient to use and read syringes
  • Program Director is a state-certified teacher and is a Registered Pharmacy Technician and PTCB certified. Program Instructors are Registered Pharmacy Technicians and are PTCB certified.
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Core Content

  • Learn medication names and reasons for use, review and fill prescriptions and medication orders, create IV products with aseptic technique, perform dosage calculations, utilize Pyxis system, learn and use professionalism skills in clinical site externships.
  • Prepare for Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam national certification

Industry Certification/Licensure

Industry Certification/Licensure

Students take the following industry certification exam for the Pharmacy Technician Program:

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/students/career- search/profile/summary/29-2052.00

Program Success Statistics 

Graduating Class

% Certification Pass Rate

% Gained Employment (Placement Rate)

2016

88

93

2017

88

100

2018

86

86

 

Gainful Employment Information:  Pharmacy Technician

 

Important Links:

Prior Criminal History, Discipline History, Health Care Fraud, or Health History:Prior Criminal History, Discipline History, Health Care Fraud, or Health History: http://www.floridaspharmacy.gov/licensing/registered-pharmacy-technician/
Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (national): https://www.ptcb.org/
Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists: https://www.fshp.org/
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: https://www.ashp.org/
Florida Pharmacy Technician Registration Information: http://www.floridaspharmacy.gov/licensing/registered-pharmacy-technician/
Florida Pharmacy Technician Registration FAQs: http://www.floridaspharmacy.gov/registered-pharmacy-technician-faqs/

 

Statewide Articulation (Community Colleges in Florida):

There is no statewide articulation for this program at the current time.

 

Pioneer RX:

Our pharmacy program partners with PioneerRx, the top pharmacy management system in the industry. PioneerRx enhances our curriculum with a hands-on approach to learning that simulates the functions and workflow of today’s most innovative pharmacies. For more information, visit https://www.pioneerrx.com/. See how PioneerRx compares to other pharmacy software vendors at http://www.pharmacysoftwarereviews.com/.

Places of Employment for BTC Graduates

James A Haley VA Hospital
Walgreens
Florida Hospital
Wellcare
Aetna
Moffit Cancer Center
Memorial Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital
Florida Cancer Specialists
Omnicare
Hoyes Pharmacy
Kindred Hospital
Tampa General Hospital
Trinity Medical Center

Brewster
Technical College
2222 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602

 

CASAS and TABE TESTING:

Appointments must be made in person
Please call for information, 813-276-5464
Photo ID Required
SS Card Requested
Testing Fee: $10 cash only


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About Brewster

Brewster Technical College is a public post-secondary technical college that is part of Hillsborough County Public Schools. Brewster Technical College offers hands-on learning that provides the relevant training and job skills required by business and industry.  In addition, Brewster Technical College offers adult basic education (GED, English language acquisition and Applied Academics for Adult Education).

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