Pharmacy Technician

Technical Diploma
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Why choose Pharmacy Technician?

  • Get the training needed to assist registered pharmacists in critical tasks in the pharmacy, including record keeping, preparation of medications, and distribution and delivery of medications.
  • Pharmacists rely on technicians to provide an extra layer of safety in the dispensing of medication.
  • Today’s pharmacies are calling on pharmacy technicians to perform a deeper role with greater responsibility, all under a pharmacist’s supervision.
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.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Pharmacy Technician program. If you have questions, please contact us at 888.575.6782.

Program Locations

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

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.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $5,036.92
  • Books: $922.70
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $5,959.62

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for full Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

Please see the Pharmacy Technician Program Information Guide for course information.



Rachel earned her MS degree from Marian University in Fond du Lac and is a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). She is a graduate of the Pharmacy Technician program and worked in the field as a CPhT in retail pharmacy before returning to help assist with the pharmacy programs. She started as an instructional assistant and academic support specialist before moving into her current role as program director and instructor.

“Teaching students in this program truly makes me feel like I am making a difference in their lives and the lives of the patients they will serve. Pharmacy technicians are a crucial part of the health care team, and I have the privilege to help prepare them for the workforce in a field I am very passionate about.”


  • Pharmacy Aide
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Community Pharmacy Technician
  • Hospital Pharmacy Technician
  • IV Pharmacy Technician
  • Lead Pharmacy Technician
  • Senior Pharmacy Technician


Pharmacy Technician Admission Procedures

To apply to the Pharmacy Technician program, please submit the following documents to Lakeshore Technical College (LTC):

  1. Complete an LTC application form and return it with the $30 non-refundable application fee. Check is payable to LTC.
  2. Complete the Accuplacer or ACT test. If a student does not meet the required test scores, they may retest or complete an identified structured course(s) in the Learning Commons. Minimum scores required (ACT equivalent of scores is acceptable):
    • Reading-Accuplacer score of 55
    • Sentence Skills–Accuplacer score of 70
    • Math–Accuplacer score of 50
  3. Complete a Background Information Disclosure (BID) form and submit $16 for Caregiver Background check. The Wisconsin Caregiver Law requires a background check.
  4. Complete a Health form and immunization records.
  5. Read, sign, and return the Functional Abilities Statement of Understanding Form.
  6. Read, sign, and return the sign-off sheet for the Pharmacy Technician Program Handbook.
  7. Complete a telephone program advising session with a LTC Counselor.
  8. Upon receipt of the above materials, you will be accepted to Lakeshore Technical College. LTC will then notify you of additional program requirements.

Lakeshore Technical College

1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015-1414

Mid-State Technical College

500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

“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.”


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