Is Pharmacy Technology the program for you?

Where do Pharmacy Technicians work?

  • Hospital pharmacies
  • Long term care pharmacies
  • Retail pharmacies
  • Clinic pharmacies
  • Home health care pharmacies
  • Mail-order prescription pharmacies

What do Pharmacy Technicians do?

  • Assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing healthcare and medications to patients

What is the job outlook?

(From the Occupational Outlook Handbook @

  • “Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 32% through 2020, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.”
  • “As cost-conscious insurers begin to use pharmacies as patient-care centers, pharmacy technicians will assume responsibility for some of the routine tasks previously performed by pharmacists.”
  • “Good job opportunities are expected for full-time and part-time work, especially for technicians with formal training or previous experience.”

Cape Fear Community College offers a formal training program for Pharmacy Technicians

  • Full-time, one year diploma program**
  • Day-time classes
  • Classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory experience, and practical experience in five different area pharmacies

** Students completing the one year diploma program now have the option of continuing their education in the field by applying to the AAS Degree in Pharmacy Technology during the spring semester of the diploma program