Pharmacy Technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication. Technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists who review all prescriptions before they are given to patients. When questions about medications or health matters arise, Pharmacy Technicians arrange for the customers to speak with the pharmacist. With a pharmacist, Technicians prepare a variety of medications (some intravenous) and may make rounds at hospitals giving medications to patients. Pharmacy technicians typically do the following:
Students will learn how to assist the pharmacist in a simulated retail or hospital setting to count and measure medications, compound and mix medications, package and label prescriptions, accept payment, process insurance claims, and provide customer service. Training also includes inventory, ordering, labeling, storing, distributing medicines, working with the patient records, billing information, gathering information for the pharmacist, and distribution of printed information to the patient.
This program is made up of two parts; Part 1 is in class and lab training (250 hours); and Part 2 is a Pharmacy Technician Externship Training (200 hours). Students who successfully complete this training at MTECH will be eligible to take the national exam.
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 instructor.
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
Must be at least a senior in high school.
Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens April 20, 2022 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.
|SECTION||CAMPUS||ROOM #||START DATE||END DATE||START TIME||END TIME||DAYS|
|Fall 2022||Lehi Main Campus||203||8/16/2022||12/16/22||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Lehi Main Campus||203||8/16/2022||12/16/22||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Lehi Main Campus||203||8/16/2022||12/19/22||6:00 PM||9:00 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Spanish Fork Campus||108||8/16/2022||12/16/22||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Fall 2022||Spanish Fork Campus||108||8/16/2022||12/16/22||11:45 AM||2:45 PM||M-F|
|Fall 2022 (LW3)||Wasatch UVU Campus||TBD||9/12/2022||12/22/22||7:15 AM||10:45 AM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Lehi Main Campus||203||1/17/2023||5/17/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Lehi Main Campus||203||1/17/2023||5/17/2023||11:30 AM||2:30 PM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Lehi Main Campus||203||1/17/2023||5/17/2023||6:00 PM||9:00 PM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Spanish Fork Campus||108||1/17/2023||5/17/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
|Spring 2023||Spanish Fork Campus||108||1/17/2023||5/17/2023||11:45 AM||2:45 PM||M-F|
|Spring 2023 (LW3)||Wasatch UVU Campus||TBD||1/17/2023||5/17/2023||7:30 AM||10:30 AM||M-F|
Total hours: 450
|Required Materials||Quantity||Notes (ISBN numbers, etc)||Cost|
|Pharmacy Technician Bundle||1||979-876-571-7349||$312.85|
|Paradigm Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, 7th Edition||1||Included in Bundle||inc.|
|Paradigm Pharmacology for Technicians, 7th Edition||1||Included in Bundle||inc.|
|Paradigm Pharmacy Labs for Technicians, 4th Edition||1||Included in Bundle||inc.|
|Paradigm Certification Exam Review for Technicians, 5th Edition||1||Included in Bundle||inc.|
|Background Check and Drug Screen||1||BCI and Workmed||$55.00|
|Pharmacy Technician Trainee License||1||paid to DOPL; required to do externship||$50.00|
|Utah State License Application Fee||1||paid to DOPL; required to work in the state of Utah||$95.00|
|Industry Exam Fee||1||$129.00|
|Headphones or Earbuds||1||cost may vary depending on student preference||$20.00|
|Total Cost of Required Materials||$661.85|
|Optional Materials||Notes (ISBN numbers, quantity, etc)||Cost|
|Total Cost of Optional Materials||$0.00|
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