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Pharmacy Technician – Advanced

Dispensing medication from acetaminophen to ziprasidone.

The Pharmacy Technician is the right hand of the pharmacist, preparing prescriptions, processing insurance, compounding, and administering vaccinations. 

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Mckinney Nikolaus
"Not knowing what it was I wanted to do in life, the pharmacy tech...
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Mckinney Nikolaus
Dixie Tech Alumni
"Not knowing what it was I wanted to do in life, the pharmacy tech program helped guide me to the career path I’m on today. Their hands-on learning and knowledgeable staff gave me the confidence I needed to change my life. From making creams and counting pills to billing insurance, I was able to apply those lessons learned in class to everyday tasks as a pharmacy technician. Within the first few weeks, I knew that this was the path I needed to be on and that I would take my education from Dixie Tech and further it to become the pharmacist that I am today."
Mckinney Nikolaus
Mckinney Nikolaus
Dixie Tech Alumni
Kathleen Sullivan
"I now have a deeper understanding of medications. I comprehend not only their names but ...
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Kathleen Sullivan
Dixie Tech Student
"I now have a deeper understanding of medications. I comprehend not only their names but also their effects on the body, allowing me to administer them with confidence and clarity."
Kathleen Sullivan
Kathleen Sullivan
Dixie Tech Student
Brian Farley

"Dixie Tech's pharmacy technician program sparked my interest in the field and ...

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Brian Farley
Dixie Tech Alumni

"Dixie Tech's pharmacy technician program sparked my interest in the field and started my journey to working in pharmacy and now pursuing a PharmD after college - I'm thankful for that first step!"

Brian Farley
Brian Farley
Dixie Tech Alumni

Program Overview

Learn more about our Accredited Pharmacy Technician – Advanced program

No prior experience required! The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to support pharmacists by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for community, institutional, compounding, long-term care, mail-order, and other pharmaceutical settings.

Students learn the most common medications, calculate dosages, process prescriptions, bill third-party insurance, learn aseptic techniques, and prepare sterile and non-sterile compounded medications. Students receive extensive hands-on training in the lab area using advanced pharmacy technology.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Practice personal and interpersonal skills needed in various pharmacy settings.
    • Demonstrate the pharmacy technician’s role in the medication-use process and wellness promotion.
    • Recall the most utilized drugs by brand and generic name, indications, and interactions.
    • Solve pharmacy mathematical calculations.
    • Prepare sterile and non-sterile compounds.

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
    • National Certification through PTCB or ExCPT
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Immunization Certification

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  • Pharmacy Technician – Median Income $38k year, with top earners at $51k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$2,504.64

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE

Program Length:

5 months

+ 4 months of externship
Credit Hours

17

High School: Open to Seniors. Tuition is waived for high school students, however they are still responsible for course fees, textbooks and additional costs.

Upcoming start dates:

August 12, 2024 | 11:00am – 2:30pm | Mon-Fri (plus 5 hours online each week)

August 12, 2024 | 4:00pm – 8:30pm | Mon-Fri (plus 5 hours online each week)

January 6, 2025 | 11:00am – 2:30pm | Mon-Fri (plus 5 hours online each week)

Need more information?

435.674.8400

Courses

what you’ll learn

Pharmacy Technician – Advanced

In this pharmacy tech program, students gain hands-on experience working in a simulated retail or hospital pharmacy. Students practice critical skills like counting and measuring medications, compounding and mixing, packaging and labeling prescriptions, accepting payments, processing insurance, and providing customer service.

Training also covers pharmacy operations like inventory, ordering, labeling, drug storage and distribution, patient records, billing, gathering information for the pharmacist, and distributing printed materials. The well-rounded curriculum prepares students for diverse pharmacy tech roles. The National Pass rate for our 2023 graduates is 95%.

 

Term 1

CORE Pharmacy COURSES (9 CREDIT HOURS)

TEPT 1010: Introduction to Pharmacy – 3 credit hours

TEPT 1100: Community Pharmacy Practice 3 credit hours

TEPT 1510: Pharmacy Calculations 1 credit hour

TEPT 1520: Medications 2 credit hours

Term 2

Advanced Pharmacy Courses (8 Credit Hours)

TEPT 1110: Institutional Pharmacy Practice 3 credit hours

TEPT 1600: National Exam and Licensure Preparation  1 credit hour

TEPT 1900: Pharmacy Technician Externship – 4 credit hours

COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790
council.org

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable

Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Tuition is waived for High-School students, however they are still responsible for course fees and additional costs.

Term:
Tuition:
Course Fees:
Total Tuition & Course Fees:
Term 1:
$945.00
$323.84
$1,268.84
Term 2:
$840.00
$395.80
$1,235.80
Total Cost:
$1,785.00
$719.64
$2,504.64

Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$2,504.64

Additional Costs:

$575 – Book Bundle

$45 – Scrubs

$130 – National Exam

$165 – Licensures (2)

$25 – General Supplies

Need help paying for college?

Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
August 12, 2024
Monday - Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm (5 online hrs/week)
August 12, 2024
Monday - Friday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm (5 online hrs/week)
January 6, 2025
Monday - Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm (5 online hrs/week)

Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.

Program Length:

5 months

+ 4 months of externship
Admissions Process
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Accuplacer, act or sat score requirements

Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:

Math – 255

Reading – 245

English – 245

ACT Qualifying scores:

Math – 16

Reading – 15

English – 15

SAT Qualifying scores:

Math – 430

ERW – 290

ERW – 290

Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:

  • Equivalent ACT/SAT scores taken within the past 5 years.
  • College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above taken within the past 5 years.
  • Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.

Cost of Accuplacer test: $15

 

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IMMUNIZATION RECORDS
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Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results. 

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Professional Goal Statement

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One Reference from a non-relative

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Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.

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Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding thier acceptance status.

To get started on these requirements begin an application.

career pathways

what you can become

Pharmacy Technician

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Steps to take

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Tour Campus & Classroom

Dixie Technical College is located atop Tech Ridge overlooking downtown St. George. Please stop by and learn a little more about a program that you might be interested in. While here don’t forget to check out the Campus Tech Ridge Cafe to grab some lunch and ask about the specials prepared by our world class Culinary students.

Industry Expert Instructors

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Pharmacy Technicians. 

TIMAREE FULLERTON

With over 9 years of experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Timaree transitioned to pharmaceutical roles at St. George Regional Hospital and Fusion Specialty Pharmacy after taking the pharmacy program in 2015. She has also held the director of pharmacy role at Dixie Tech since 2020. Timaree enjoys camping, baking, and cheering for her kids at sports and dance events. 

 

Chris Richey

After graduating from the Dixie Tech Pharmacy program in 2012 Chris gained 10 years experience as a pharmacy tech working at Harmons, C3, and Fusion, Chris brings valuable hands-on experience to prepare students for the pharmacy industry. Outside of teaching, he enjoys golfing, collecting shoes, and gaming.

 

Pharmacy Tech Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

Contact a Pharmacy Technician Advisor

Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.

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