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Pharmacy Technician Diploma

Pharmacy Technician Diploma
Pharmacy Technician Diploma

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

The diploma is ideal for students desiring to work in an institutional or hospital setting and adds the coursework to support that, such as institutional pharmacy operations and sterile compounding. Our sterile compounding course is recognized by PTCB as qualifying students to sit for the Compounded Sterile Products Technician exam after one year of sterile compounding work experience.

Program Information

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Program Highlights & Locations

Hands-on learning defines Sullivan's Pharmacy Technician Program. You'll spend less time in lectures and more time learning how to fill prescriptions, compound medications and research drug information in our on-site training facilities. You'll learn to master these skills in our fully equipped community and institutional simulation pharmacies and our compounding laboratory.

Part of your training is the completion of an externship, where you work to gain pharmacy experience alongside of pharmacists and technicians. We have contracts with a large variety of community and institutional pharmacies so we can find the right fit for you while you are learning in the field.

Our program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and is regionally approved through multiple state boards of pharmacy including Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.

Locations:
Louisville Campus

Why Sullivan Pharmacy Technician Program?

Fast Completion

  • The Community Pharmacy certificate can be completed in as little as nine months.

Experienced Instructors

  • Our faculty is made of Pharmacists and Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT). Pharmacists and Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT) comprise our faculty. They also have experience in a vast majority of pharmacy settings, including institutional and community.

Simulation Pharmacies

  • Students have the opportunity to practice hands-on skills in both community and institutional simulation pharmacies.
  • Students that utilize our online training will be given simulation materials, enabling tangible training that can be done remotely.

Externships

  • Externships provide students real-life experience working in the pharmacy field. Students will complete a minimum of 200 hours of experience during their externship.
  • Students have the opportunity to complete these externships in their community through our vast network of pharmacy affiliations that are coordinated through the Office of Experiential Education.

National Certification Exam

  • Students take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) at the end of their externship.
  • Students participate in extensive review sessions—including multiple practice exams—before taking the PTCE to ensure they are fully prepared.

Accreditation

The Pharmacy Technician training program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/ Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ ACPE)

PTCE Scores

National Certification Exam

Sullivan Pharmacy Ptcb

  • Students take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) at the end of their externship.
  • Students participate in extensive review sessions—including multiple practice exams—before taking the PTCE to ensure they are fully prepared.

Videos

Pharmacy Technician Program at Sullivan University

Pharmacy Technician students and faculty from Sullivan University discuss the program and the responsibilities of a pharm tech.

Sullivan University's Pharmacy Technician Program

Sullivan University offers a Professional Pharmacy Technician Diploma and an Associate of Science in Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Simulation Labs

Thanks to contributions from Walgreens and Kentucky One Health Jewish Hospital, our Pharmacy Technician students now have a simulation lab that will show them what it's like to work in an actual pharmacy!

Objectives

What qualities should a pharmacy technician have?

You should be motivated, have strong communication skills, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, possess strong ethics, have the desire to help others and be able to comply with the professional standards of the pharmacy profession.

What specific skills and knowledge are taught in the Pharmacy Technician Program?

Skills:

  • You will learn to adapt to changes in the pharmacy and still maintain complete accuracy in all items that you produce.
  • You will collaborate with other students to achieve goals in the pharmacy.
  • You will master interpreting, filling and dispensing prescriptions.
  • You will provide excellent customer service to patients and other healthcare providers.
  • You will learn to excel at both time and stress management.
  • You will demonstrate skills in monitoring selected procedures such as blood glucose testing, blood pressure monitoring and immunizations.

Knowledge:

  • Information about all types of pharmacy settings.
  • Pharmacy calculations.
  • How drugs work in the body.
  • Federal, state and other organizations' laws and regulations.
  • Community pharmacy operations and process for filling prescriptions
  • Institutional pharmacy operations and processes for filling medication orders.
  • Sterile and non-sterile compounding.
  • Medication safety.

Find out more information about program successes in graduation rates, placement rates and occupations for this program. View Licensure Disclosures by State.

Courses

Total Credit Hours: 56

Course

Title

Credit Hours

PHT 101

4.00

PHT 105

4.00

PHT 150

4.00

PHT 151

4.00

PHT 201

4.00

PHT 203

4.00

PHT 204

4.00

PHT 206

4.00

PHT 209

2.00

PHT 297

2.00

PHT 299

4.00

MSS 104

4.00

MSS 154

4.00

FYE 101

4.00

MTH 101

4.00

Total Credit Hours: 56