Pharmacy Technology Admissions

The Pharmacy Technology program prepares students to work as pharmacy technicians. These allied health professionals assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, medical equipment and supplies, pharmaceutical care services and other health care products and services for patients.

The Pharmacy Technology curriculum is composed of classroom, laboratory and clinical components. Classroom instruction is coordinated with laboratory activities and clinical experiences and provides a broad knowledge of prescription medications, pharmacology, medication therapy, drug interactions, anatomy and physiology, drug delivery systems, pharmacy administration and clinical pharmacy services. Simulated laboratory activities and clinical experiences allow students to develop and enhance skills to perform pharmacy-related functions, operate automated and robotic pharmacy equipment and provide pharmacy services. Clinical practice takes place in hospital, community and specialty pharmacies.

Students must be at least 18 years old at the start of the second semester of Pharmacy Technology classes.

Program contact: Shannon Natale
919-747-0103
[email protected]

Ready to get started at Wake Tech? Follow these steps to begin:

Acceptance into the Pharmacy Technology program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit a Pharmacy Technology program application to be considered eligible for the program. Students must be accepted before they can register for program courses. 

Once admitted, students are required to complete all clinical site requirements. Information obtained from required criminal background checks and drug screenings could jeopardize a student's ability to participate in clinical experiences, to complete the program and to be certified, registered and employed as a pharmacy technician. Any student who has not met all requirements will not be allowed to attend clinical courses and cannot advance in the program.