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Pharmacy Technology

Are you indispensable? If you are, become a Pharmacy Technician with a degree in Pharmacy Technology, which will train you to support a licensed pharmacist in providing medication to patients.

The Pharmacy Technology AAS Degree curriculum prepares individuals to assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing healthcare and medications to patients. Beginning in 2020, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) will require formal education and training from an accredited program before applicants take the certification exam.

This means that students desiring national certification MUST enroll in a training program. Our program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and is also an official training site for sterile compounding by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the credentialing agency for pharmacy technicians. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, job opportunities for pharmacy technicians are expected to grow much faster than average through 2024 due to the increased demand for pharmaceuticals.

Pharmacy Technology students had a 100% pass rate on their certification exam this year and for the past 22 years. We have 20 clinical sites in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. Our students graduate with two certifications PTCB, and Medication Therapy Management as well as a shortened time for a third certification in sterile compounding (with our program they only have a 1-year work requirement compared to 4 years without the course).

Our pharmacy program partners with PioneerRx to enhance our curriculum with a hands-on approach in learning that simulates the functions and workflow of today’s most innovative pharmacies. For more information, visit .

Selective Admission Process

The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists .

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Quick information

Application Period
January 20, 2021 – May 20, 2021 (or until filled)
Information Sessions
Information sessions will be held via Blackboard Collaborate. Note: You do not need Blackboard Collaborate to participate in the information session. Please find instructions on how to access the information session below.

Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:00 – 6:00 pm

How to Access the Information Session:

  1. Access the Pharmacy Technology Information Session using the links below.

  2. Sign in to the session with your first, middle, and last name plus your student ID (if you are a current student).
  3. This is how a student will receive points for attending the session.

Curriculum Information

Pharmacy Technology Diploma (D45580)
Pharmacy Technology, A.A.S. (A45580)
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