Pharmacy Technician

Next class starts: 8/15/2024

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 18 or older to take the national exam. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Campus - Building A
Spanish Fork Campus - Building A
Wasatch UVU Campus​

87%

Completion Rate

95%

Placement Rate

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.

After passing the national exam, students may apply to become a licensed Pharmacy Technician in the State of Utah.
Externships allow the student to go to an on-site pharmacy setting, where they observe and assist in the daily tasks with the pharmacist in a retail or hospital pharmacy. Students will be responsible to arrange their own externship site in coordination with the program coordinator.

MTECH’s Pharmacy Technician Program is a proud partner of PioneerRx, the top pharmacy management system in the industry. PioneerRx enhances our curriculum with a hands-on approach to learning that simulates the functions and workflow of today’s most innovative pharmacies. For more information, visit PioneerRx.

The MTECH Pharmacy Technician program is ASHP accredited and PTCB-Recognized.

PTCP Exam Pass Rates

2020-2021
      Percentage passed: 89%
2021-2022
      Percentage passed: 90%

This program is eligible for Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Senior Program Coordinator.
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Mandi Connelly

mconnelly@mtec.edu

Students must be at least 18 years old to be licensed in the State of Utah, but can take the program and the national test when they are 17.

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens April 23, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. online on the MTECH Student Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Some fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

  • Satisfy Entrance Requirements with Testing Center
SECTIONCAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
Fall 2024Lehi Main Campus2038/15/202412/17/20247:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
Fall 2024Lehi Main Campus2038/15/202412/17/202411:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th
Fall 2024Lehi Main Campus2038/15/202412/17/20246:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
Fall 2024Spanish Fork Campus1088/15/202412/17/20247:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
Fall 2024Spanish Fork Campus1088/15/202412/17/202411:45 AM2:45 PMM-Th
Fall 2024Wasatch UVU Campus2208/15/202412/17/20247:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
Spring 2025Lehi Main Campus2031/6/20255/7/20257:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
Spring 2025Lehi Main Campus2031/6/20255/7/202511:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th
Spring 2025Lehi Main Campus2031/6/20255/7/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
Spring 2025Spanish Fork Campus1081/6/20255/7/20257:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
Spring 2025Spanish Fork Campus1081/6/20255/7/202511:45 AM2:45 PMM-Th
Spring 2025Wasatch UVU Campus2201/6/20255/7/20257:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
Schedule Notes:Students will complete a 3 hour hybrid assignment in place of attending class on Fridays. The night class will have an additional hybrid assignment on 10/31. Students will complete a 180 hour externship upon completion of the class.
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Total hours: 450

Course Descriptions
 
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit hour)Course FeesIndustry Exam Fee
Introduction to Pharmacy903x$360.00$328.00x
Community Pharmacy Practice903x$360.00$50.00x
Institutional Pharmacy Practice903x$360.00$50.00x
Externship180x4$480.00$0.00$129.00
TOTALS:45094$1,560.00$428.00$129.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$1,560.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Application Fee:$0.00
Student Fees:$428.00
Required Materials:$202.00
Industry Exam Fee:$129.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Paradigm Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, 7th Edition1 978-8-76571-734-9 included in course fees
Paradigm Pharmacology for Technicians, 7th Edition1 Included in Bundle included in course fees
Paradigm Pharmacy Labs for Technicians, 4th Edition1 Included in Bundle included in course fees
Paradigm Certification Exam Review for Technicians, 5th Edition1 Included in Bundle included in course fees
Background Check and Drug Screen1BCI and Workmed$57.00
Pharmacy Technician Trainee License1paid to DOPL; required to do externship$50.00
Utah State License Application Fee1paid to DOPL; required to do externship$95.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$202.00
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  • MTECH Pharmacy Technician Program Certificate
  • Utah State Pharmacy Technician License (DOPL)
  • Students will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National Pharmacy Technician Certification or the National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT) National Pharmacy Technician Certification exam

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

Program length
4 months
Total cost
$2,359
Lehi Campus - Bldg. A
Spanish Fork Campus - Bldg. A
Wasatch UVU Campus
Program length
4 mos
Total cost
$2,359
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Course Descriptions

Introduction to Pharmacy
This course serves as an introduction to the pharmacy technician profession, pharmacy technician roles, and the different types of pharmacies within the healthcare delivery system. Students are introduced to state and federal pharmacy practice laws, and the pharmacists' patient care process. Students learn the concepts of pharmacology, medications, and calculations needed to ensure patient safety.
Community Pharmacy Practice
This course teaches the skills necessary for working in community pharmacy settings. Students perform hands-on skill simulations including data entry, prescription processing, billing, fulfillment, inventory management, customer service, and patient safety.
Institutional Pharmacy Practice
This course teaches the skills necessary for working in institutional pharmacy settings. Students will utilize hands-on skill simulations of institutional pharmacy responsibilities including sterile compounding and aseptic technique, hazardous drug management, unit dosing and dispensing, patient safety, and communication with hospital staff.
Externship
In this course, students will demonstrate their abilities to function as a pharmacy technician in industry settings. This experience takes place under the supervision of a pharmacist or an experienced pharmacy technician, and includes a combination of skills-practice and evaluation.
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