Pharmacy Technician

Our Pharmacy Technician Program can prepare you for a rewarding career assisting pharmacists in hospitals, clinics, long-term care and community pharmacies.

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Our next program info session for Pharmacy Technician is December 10 at 3 p.m. in Building 21, Room 108. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

Pharmacy Technician Degree: $8,142

Pharmacy Technician Certificate: $6,910

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

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How Long It Takes

Pharmacy Technician Degree: 3-4 quarters

Pharmacy Technician Certificate: 3-4 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Pharmacy Technician

The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians in Washington is $39,300.

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Pharmacy Assistant

The median annual wage for pharmacy assistants in Washington is $26,000.

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Career pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net

What You'll Learn

You'll learn how to process prescriptions, prepare intravenous drugs, order and stock medications, prepare billing, and operate and troubleshoot automated drug-dispensing systems.

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Stories About Our Pharmacy Technician Program

Teaching Excellence: Nationally Recognized Instructor Dedicated to CPTC

Maureen

Pharmacy Technician Instructor Maureen Sparks' dedication and commitment to CPTC, the community and her field is also evident outside of the classroom.

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CPTC Instructor Appointed to State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission

Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma, Washington

CPTC instructor Maureen Sparks is the first Pharmacy Technician to be appointed to the WA State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission.

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Degrees & Certificates

We offer both an AAT degree and a certificate in this program.

Pharmacy Technician Degree

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Meet the Instructors

Trisha Autry, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's pharmacy technician program
Trisha Autry

Trisha graduated from an ASHP accredited program in 1995 and has worked as a pharmacy technician in a hospital, a retail setting and a nursing home. She's been an instructor in CPTC's Pharmacy Technician Program since 2000.

Contact Trisha
trisha.autry@cptc.edu
253-589-6081
Maureen Sparks, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's Pharmacy Technician program
Maureen Sparks

After working as a grade-school classroom assistant, Maureen attended CPTC's Pharmacy Technician program from 1992-93. She has worked at St. Francis Hospital, St. Peter's Hospital, and now works as an on-call technician at St. Clare Hospital. She started teaching at CPTC in 1996 as a part-time clinical instructor.

Contact Maureen
maureen.sparks@cptc.edu
253-589-5563