Pharmacy Technician Program (A.A.S)

Contact Information

Raynee Gottbreht, Instructor

rgottbreht@tm.edu

(701)477-7894

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. By doing so, pharmacy technicians allow the pharmacist to concentrate on clinical services such as patient consultation, physician intervention, drug therapy analysis, and other clinical topics. The pharmacy technician performs those functions of pharmacy practice that do not require a pharmacist’s professional education or judgment. 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. Students also take other courses in communications, writing, psychology and speech that will help provide them with the skills to advance in their careers. 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. This program follows the requirements put forth by the American Society of Health Systems-Pharmacist (ASHP).

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 Degree, 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.

Required Courses

Required Courses

BIOL 115Human Structure & Function/Lab

4

BOTE 171Medical Terminology

3

PRMT 100Pharmacy Terminology

1

PRMT 102Pharmaceutical Calculations

2

PRMT 105Institutional Pharmacy

2

PRMT 111Pharmacy Records and Inventory

2

PRMT 115Community Practice

3

PRMT 116IV & Sterile Product Prep/Lab

1

PRMT 125 Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

3

PRMT 217Pharmacy Practice

3

PRMT 131Pharmacy Internship-Community Based

2

PRMT 141Pharmacy Internship-Hospital Based

2

Related General education Courses

COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

CSCI 101Introduction to Computers

3

ENGL 110College Composition I

3

HPER Elective

MATH 102Intermediate Algebra

3

Or

MATH 103College Algebra

4

PSYC 100Human Relations in Organizations

3

PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology

3

Electives

12

Electives:

General Education Electives - see Gen Ed Matrix

HPER Electives

Total Credit Hours: 66