The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to work directly under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist to perform various duties. Students will learn to receive prescriptions, obtain necessary information, process prescriptions using patient profiles found on a computer database, select and package correct medication from inventory, prepare intravenous medications using sterile techniques, and maintain professional work ethics. These skills are obtained through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on training in a pharmacy setting. Graduates of the program are prepared to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and obtain a Pharmacy Technician License in the State of Utah. Licensed Pharmacy Technicians are in high demand and can work in a variety of settings.
Certified Pharmacy Technicians may gain employment in various settings, including hospital pharmacies, community pharmacies, drug wholesalers, and insurance companies.
Students in their senior year of high school who are on track to graduate may enroll in the program if they will be 18 years of age before externship.
Upon completion of the program, students must pass PTCE Exam to license as Pharmacy Technicians.
Act Score of 19 = GLE 12th
Act Score of 18 = GLE 11th
High school seniors (with high school counselor recommendation)
Federal Financial Aid: Yes
VA Qualified: No
$29,120 – $46,200 yearly
Local Utah yearly salaries are estimated by careeronestop.org
An externship of 200 hours is required as part of the Pharmacy Technician program. Th is training opportunity will give the student on-the-job experience which will be valuable in gaining employment.
Skills & Duties:
Interpret medication orders and prescriptions
Perform mathematical calculations
Fill prescription orders
Identify drugs by brand and generic names
Understand therapeutic classifications
Order and stock medications
Maintain drug inventory
18 Years of Age or Older
High School Diploma or GED
Pass a Background Check
Complete a State Approved Pharmacy Tech Training Program
Pass a State Approved National Exam
Pay Licensure Fees
A Chrome book is offered in some programs. If one is not available, the student can use the UBTech Computer Lab or bring their own internet capable device for educational use in class.
Electronic Student Resources:
Canvas orientation course contains electronic learning resources that can be used throughout your time in the program. Each canvas course links to these resources, and they will be updated regularly.
Canvas can be accessed from any internet-connected computer at the following URL: https://ubtech.instructure.com/login. For technical problems encountered while in Canvas, use the Help button in Canvas and the “Report a Problem” link. Response time on support requests will be no more than 24-hours within the operational schedule of the program. A general orientation to Canvas can be found in the New Student Orientation, but faculty will also offer an orientation specific to technology in your program on your first day of class.
The Pharmacy Technician Program at Uintah Basin Technical College is accredited with ASHP/ACPE by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Information regarding accreditation can be obtained at:
ASHP, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900 Bethesda, MD, 20814 (866) 279-0681