Pharmacy TechnicianTechnical Diploma
In the recent past, a pharmacy technician’s role was typically limited to cashier or clerk, but today’s pharmacies are calling on them to do much more. As the health care landscape shifts and transforms, many pharmacists are providing direct patient care, and the pharmacy technicians under their supervision are performing a deeper role with greater responsibility.
A Closer Look
Pharmacists rely on technicians to provide an extra layer of safety in the dispensing of medication. This includes entering and filling prescriptions, reconstituting medications, keeping accurate records, and communicating with physician offices and insurance companies. More than mere helpers, they are often co-partners or team players in providing patient care.
In some cases, pharmacy technicians may participate in research, assist in clinical settings, and help to provide medication therapy management.
What You'll Learn
Mid-State’s Pharmacy Technician program provides hands-on learning that prepares students to assist licensed pharmacists in safely dispensing prescription medication. Graduates may work in hospital and retail pharmacies, nursing homes, and everywhere medications are prepared.
In this program, you’ll receive both lab and clinical experience in using pharmacy software to build patient profiles, as well as interpret and enter prescriptions. Core program courses are offered via video conference hosted by Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) and are supported by select classes available with Mid-State.
- Community Pharmacy Technician
- Hospital Pharmacy Technician
- IV Pharmacy Technician
- Lead Pharmacy Technician
- Senior Pharmacy Technician
The instructors in the Pharmacy Technician program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. Meet our full-time faculty!
Dave is a licensed registered pharmacist. He earned bachelor’s degrees in pharmacy and medical microbiology, as well a master’s in vocational and technical education, from the University of Wisconsin. His ongoing collaborations with pharmacy practice sites ensures a robust, high quality, and student-centered program.
“It is a pleasure to be preparing a highly trained pharmacy technician work force that improves health and advances the entire practice of pharmacy throughout Wisconsin.”
Program Information Guide
Note: This program has shared web-curriculum with Lakeshore Technical College
= Class is offered from Lakeshore Technical College
|10536110||Health Insurance and Reimbursement||3.00|
|10536120||Pharmacy Business Applications||1.00|
|10536138||Fundamentals of Reading Prescriptions||2.00|
|10801196||Pharmacy Community Clinical||3.00|
|10536122||Pharmacy Drug Distribution Systems||3.00|
|10536124||Pharmacy Parenteral Admixtures||1.00|
|10809198||Intro to Psychology||3.00|
|10536140||Pharmacy Hospital Clinical||3.00|
|10536141||Hospital Clinical Lab||2.00|
|10536142||Pharmacy Community Clinical-Advanced||2.00|
An Approved Business Course from LTC such as:
|10104102||Principles of Marketing|