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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy Technician Skills Certificate

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Schoolcraft program code # CRT.0P349/CRT.00349

The Pharmacy Technician Skills Certificate (entry-level pharmacy technician) program is a nationally accredited program designed to prepare students interested in starting a career as a licensed pharmacy technician in either a community (drug store) pharmacy or institutional (hospital) practice setting. Classroom education is combined with the direct application of principles in a simulation pharmacy lab. Through simulated case studies, pharmacy technician students will learn how to assess prescription orders as well as how to process and prepare these orders using order entry systems and medication dispensing techniques. Basic level math skills will be reviewed and utilized for calculating accurate medication dosing and other calculations required as part of the practice setting. Students will learn, first-hand, those skills required for the practice setting in which they wish to work. The program will combine simulation lab practice with actual practical experience that will provide hands-on training.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements with a minimum of a 2.5 grade in each class will qualify for a certificate of program completion.

This program requires students to complete a specific list of requirements before being officially admitted into the program.  Students are listed in a pre-program code while the application requirements are being met.  The full program start date and implementation of program code may be dependent on space availability.  Requirements are listed online at https://www.schoolcraft.edu/admissions/apply-to-sc/students-with-selective-admissions/. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or admissions@schoolcraft.edu to complete an application.

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Sample Schedule of Courses

Program Total: 16 Credits

Programs Requiring Licensure

Federal regulations require Schoolcraft College to publicly disclose, for each educational program designed to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification required for employment in an occupation (or advertised as meeting a requirement for employment), information about whether program completion would meet those requirements in a state. These public disclosure requirements apply to all programs, regardless of their modality (i.e., on-ground, online, and hybrid programs).

Please see the disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.

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