Pharmacy Technology


A pharmacy technician, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assists in the performance of activities in the pharmacy department. Upon completion of training, students will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE). Certified Pharmacy Technicians may find employment in Independent, Chain, and Hospital Pharmacies, Home Health/Long Term Care Pharmacies, and Specialty (Compounding) Pharmacies.

Special admission requirements apply. Schedule your admissions examination today. Call 423-744-2814.

• IV Preparations

• Prescription Preparation

• Drug Packaging

• Prescription Processing Software

• Inventory Control

• Data Entry

• Maintain Patient Profiles


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,900.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,945.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Pharmacy Technician1296Diploma

For entrance into the Pharmacy Technician program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma and a satisfactory physical exam with all required immunizations. Students in the program are subject to drug testing and background screening...

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1635 Technology Way
Athens, TN 37303

Job Duties

Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 12,580

Current job openings per year: 1,170


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Orientation 6
Keyboarding 40
Pharmacy Math 104
Pharmacy Practice and Lab I 90
Top Drugs I 56
Pharmacology 100
Career Readiness 30
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Law Ethics and HIPAA 30
Top Drugs II 50
Pharmacy Practice and Lab II 220
Pharmacology 90
Third Party Reimbursement 36
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic 6
Clinical Training & PTCE Exam Preparation 426


Rob Martin, BS, CPhT
423-744-2814 x211

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