Pharmacy Technician

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600 Hours

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Lehi and Spanish Fork


Day and Night

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Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication. They work under the supervision of pharmacists, who must review all prescriptions before they are given to patients. If a customer’s question is about the medication or health matters, the pharmacy technician arranges for the customer to speak with the pharmacist.

Pharmacy technicians working in hospitals and other medical facilities prepare a greater variety of medications, such as intravenous medications. They may make rounds in the hospital, giving medications to patients.

Pharmacy technicians typically do the following: • Count and measure amounts of medication for prescriptions • Compound or mix medications, such as preparing ointments • Package and label prescriptions • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims • Help with office work, such as answering phone calls from customers. Students will learn how to assist the pharmacist in a simulated retail or hospital setting. Training will include:

  • inventory, ordering, labeling, storing, distributing medicines
  • working with the patient records
  • billing information
  • gathering information for the pharmacist
  • distribution of printed information to the patient

This program is made up of two parts. Part 1 is in Class and Lab Training (400 hours). Part two is Pharmacy Technician Externship Training (200 hours).

Students who successfully complete this training must have a high school diploma or GED to qualify to take the national exam. After passing the national exam, students may apply to become a licensed Pharmacy Technician in the State of Utah. Students must complete the license application process with the State of Utah within two years (24 months) of the program start date.

The state of Utah requires a 200 hour externship to earn a Pharmacy Technician Licensure. This part of the program allows 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. Adult students must complete and pass a background check and drug screen before beginning the externship.

  • MTech Pharmacy Technician Program Certificate.
  • Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) Utah State Pharmacy Technician Licensure (not required for completion)
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National Pharmacy Technician Certification, or National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT) National Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • Gainful employment Data
  • Registration is available to adults an high school seniors only.
  • Illicit drug use, criminal background checks, and immunization status may prevent future employment as a pharmacy technician, and that externship sites, employers, and State Boards of Pharmacy have regulations about drug use and criminal backgrounds.
  • Students must also have a current TB test.
  • Students must have a high school diploma or GED to sit for the National Exam and must be at least 18 years old to license with the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL).
  • VERY IMPORTANT: High School seniors will be required to pay tuition for the remaining hours necessary to complete the externship hours at $2 per hour.

Mandatory Orientation Meeting for Registered Students. Select from one of the following dates and times:

Instructors will conduct a mandatory orientation with all registered students. Students will fill out the application for the license and go over all of the necessary documentation at this meeting. Any student not able to attend that day will need to set up an appointment with the instructor to get the information on their own. The application process can take up to three weeks to complete. Please plan on attending.

July 10, 2017 @ 10:30 AM at both the Lehi and Spanish Fork Campuses
July 10, 2017 @ 6:00 PM at both the Lehi and Spanish Fork Campuses
July 31, 2017 @ 10:30 AM  at both the Lehi and Spanish Fork Campuses
July 31, 2017 @ 6:00 PM  at both the Lehi and Spanish Fork Campuses
Session Location Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Days
Lehi Fall Session 1 Lehi Campus Room 203 8/22/17 3/16/18 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Lehi Fall Session 2 Lehi Campus Room 203 8/22/17 3/16/18 11:30 AM 2:30 PM M-F
Lehi Fall Session 3 Lehi Campus Room 203 10/23/17 7/10/18 6:00 PM 9:00 PM M-TH
Spanish Fork Fall Session 1 Spanish Fork Campus Room 108 10/31/17 5/24/18 7:30 AM 10:30 AM M-F
Spanish Fork Fall Session 2 Spanish Fork Campus Room 108 10/31/17 5/24/18 11:45 AM 2:45 PM M-F
Item Cost Notes
Application Fee $0.00 There is no cost to apply.
Registration Fee $40.00
Facilities Fee $50.00
Program Fees $330.00
Tuition $1,200.00 All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.
Total : $1,620.00

Financial Aid Eligible:Yes.
VA Eligible:Yes
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Item Cost Notes
The Pharmacy Practice Textbook $102.00 ISBN 9780763877293
Pharmacy Calculations $120.00 ISBN 9780763877224
Pharmacology for Technicians $102.00 ISBN 9780763877460
Clerical and Data Management for the Pharmacy Technician $94.00 ISBN 9781337382403
Pharmacy Technician Packet $18.00
Background Check and Drug Screen $41.00
Pharmacy Technician Trainee License Fee $50.00 Paid directly to DOPL
Earbuds varies required in class
Total : $527.00
Item Cost Notes
Utah State License Application Fee $100.00 Paid to DOPL
National Exam $129.00
Total : $229.00
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  • MTECH provides training for students to prepare to take and/or receive MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications. MTECH does not guarantee MTECH or 3rd party licensures and certifications such as state, national or industry certifications upon completion of MTECH Programs. State/national licensure or industry certifications are required for employment in some occupations and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain them. In order to receive an MTECH certificate students must demonstrate all competencies.
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