Wake Tech's Fall graduation ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday on Scott Northern Wake Campus. Family and friends unable to attend in person can watch the ceremonies live online.
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
Follow these steps to get started:
Once all minimum admission requirements are met, complete a Pharmacy Technology program application to begin the program.
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.