Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician prepares students for employment as pharmacy technicians.

Program Overview

The Pharmacy Technician Program is committed to providing a high standard of quality Pharmacy Technician education to all students. The content includes but is not limited to metric system, medical terminology, medicinal drugs, IV preparation, preparing purchase orders, receiving and checking supplies purchased, printing labels, typing prescription labels, delivering medications, pricing prescription drug orders and supplies, prepackaging unit dose packages, patient record systems, control records, health and safety, including CPR. This will be accomplished by providing a good foundation in basic Pharmacy Technician knowledge and skills, critical thinking and personal qualities. Through cooperative team efforts, our graduate Pharmacy Technician will be: successful in their certification requirements; be prepared for entry level Pharmacy Technician positions; adopt measures that ensure the safe practice of Pharmacy Technician show sensitivity to cultural diversity; promote health habits that contribute to total wellness; and, become lifelong learner.

*Daytime program requires full-time enrollment.

Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician

Employment Opportunities

Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of settings where they assist pharmacists with filling patient prescriptions. In some settings, they interact extensively with patients and other customers.


What You'll Learn

  • How to take from customers or health professionals the information needed to fill a prescription
  • Count tablets and measure amounts of other medication for prescriptions
  • Compound or mix medications, such as preparing ointments
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
  • Do routine pharmacy tasks, such as answering phone calls from customers
  • Proficiency with pharmacy software programs
  • Communication and technology skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Touch-typing skills
  • Anatomy and physiology
Pharmacy Technician

Program Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency diploma (G.E.D.)
  • Must provide proof of Level II criminal background screening prior to enrollment
  • Must undergo random drug testing once enrolled

Employer of Graduates:

  • Retail or Mail-order Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities

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Program Requirements

Pharmacy Technician · H170500 · 1050 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90 31-9099
B PTN0084 Pharmacy Technician 1 360 29-2052
PTN0085 Pharmacy Technician 2 300 29-2052
PTN0086 Pharmacy Technician 3 300 29-2052

Program Costs

$2,814.00 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.68 x 1050 hours)
$158.11 Bookstore Costs
$90.00 Registration Fee ($45.00 per semester x 2)
$100.00 Facility Usage Fee ($50.00 per semester x 2)
$320.00 Lab Fee ($160.00 per academic semester x 2)
$380.00 Miscellaneous Fee (1st Semester Only)
$40.00 Liability Insurance ($20.00 per semester x 2)
Total Costs $3,902.11

Program Instructors

Edwin Cummings
Mr. Edwin Cummings
Pharmacy Technician Instructor

Phone: 850-487-7551

Email: cummingse@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Stephanie McGriff, PharmD
Magellan Health Services
Juan Walker, PharmD
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Otis Kirksey, PharmD
Neighborhood Medical Center