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Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.0P249/1YC.00249

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate (advanced-level pharmacy technician) program is a nationally accredited program designed to prepare pharmacy technicians to work in any practice setting. Pharmacy Technicians with an advanced skill set can work alongside pharmacists in any practice setting, including drug stores, hospitals, compounding, specialty, and other medical settings to help prepare and distribute all medication types, including compounded medications, such as intravenous, chemotherapy or nuclear medications, to patients and other health care professionals. In this advanced practice program, technicians will build on the knowledge gained in the Skills Certificate program and learn advanced skills, such as screening prescription orders for accuracy and completeness, checking the work of other technicians before a final check by a pharmacist, or reconciling medications for patients admitted into a complex medical environment.

There are two ways to complete the Pharmacy Technician Certificate:

  1. The traditional route of completing all courses.
  2. Individuals who are currently certified as Pharmacy Technicians may be able to apply up to 16 credits toward the completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certificate. Contact the Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator for further details.

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: 29 Credits

Pharmacy Technician Certificate - with Current Pharmacy Technician Certification

This certificate program is designed to allow students who possess current Pharmacy Technician Certification to apply up to 16 credits of their prior learning experiences toward the credits needed for the Pharmacy Technician Certificate. Contact the Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator for further details.

Current Pharmacy Technician Certification

The following courses will be accepted as completed based on current Pharmacy Technician Certification (16 credits):

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 13

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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