Pharmacy Technician Program-16 Week Certificate

Contact Information

Raynee Gottbreht, Instructor


Allied Health Building

Program Description

The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare students for careers performing and managing the technical distributive functions in pharmacies and pharmacy-related industries. TMCC offers a 16-week certificate (600 hours). The minimum qualifications to complete a certificate is a GPA of 2.0 or better in all Program Core Classes. This certificate includes four weeks of internship in community and hospital settings, which occur after all classroom requirements have been completed. This program follows the requirements put for by the American Society of Heath Systems- Pharmacist (ASHP).

Students receive classroom, laboratory and practical experience covering community and institutional practice, sterile product preparation, manufacturing, inventory management and record-keeping, medical terminology and drug products. Upon completion of our program, the graduate will be registered with the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy (which is required for employment) and are eligible for national certifications.

Completed application for the Federal, North Dakota criminal background checks may be required upon entry to an internship. A previous felony conviction may affect fieldwork placements. The applicant must visit with the program director regarding this issue if it applies.

Career Opportunities

With a Pharmacy Technician Certificate, you can seek employment in a wide variety of practice settings, including community pharmacies, hospitals, the military, in-home health care settings, long term care facilities, mail service pharmacies and managed health care organizations.

Labor Market Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average salary is $32,700 with a 7% increase from 2018-2028.

Program Outcomes

  1. Student will perform proficiently and professionally as a Pharmacy Technician in hospital, retail, and industrial environments.
  2. Student will demonstrate familiarity with brand and generic drug names, appearance, manufacturer, dosage form(s), and rout of administration.
  3. Student will demonstrate the ability to accurately interpret the information on a new prescription, request any missing information, and enter it.

Required Courses

Required Courses

BIOL 115Human Structure & Function/Lab


PRMT 100Pharmacy Terminology


PRMT 102Pharmaceutical Calculations


PRMT 116IV & Sterile Product Prep/Lab


PRMT 125 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians


PRMT 217Pharmacy Practice


PRMT 131Pharmacy Internship-Community Based


PRMT 141Pharmacy Internship-Hospital Based


Total Credit Hours: 18