Pharmacy Technician

Next class starts: August 16, 2022

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

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

Locations

Lehi Main Campus
Spanish Fork Campus
Wasatch UVU Campus​

76%

Graduation rate

86%

Job placement

$42,800

Avg. salary

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

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

This program is eligible for Veterans Aid! Learn more

Learn and Work scholarship available for this program! Learn more

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator.
Mandi Connelly

mconnelly@mtec.edu

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.

  • Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
  • Students are required to take the MTECH Entrance Assessment and score a passing rate of: Math: 2: English: B or provide alternative documentation to prove competency. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
  • Any student 18 years of age or older must complete and pass a background check.
  • Utah law requires that a student working in a pharmacy as part of a pharmacy technician training program must first obtain a Pharmacy Technician Trainee License. The trainee license application and more information will be distributed to students on the first day of class.
  • All students, regardless of age, must complete a drug screen. Illicit drug use, criminal background checks, and immunization status may prevent future employment as a pharmacy technician, and externship sites, employers, and State Boards of Pharmacy have regulations about drug use and criminal backgrounds.
  • Students must be at least 18 years old and complete the MTECH Pharmacy Technician program to become licensed in the state of Utah.
SECTIONCAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
Fall 2022Lehi Main Campus2038/16/202212/16/227:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2022Lehi Main Campus2038/16/202212/16/2211:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Fall 2022Lehi Main Campus2038/16/202212/19/226:00 PM9:00 PMM-F
Fall 2022Spanish Fork Campus1088/16/202212/16/227:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Fall 2022Spanish Fork Campus1088/16/202212/16/2211:45 AM2:45 PMM-F
Fall 2022 (LW3)Wasatch UVU CampusTBD9/12/202212/22/227:15 AM10:45 AMM-F
Spring 2023Lehi Main Campus2031/17/20235/17/20237:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Spring 2023Lehi Main Campus2031/17/20235/17/202311:30 AM2:30 PMM-F
Spring 2023Lehi Main Campus2031/17/20235/17/20236:00 PM9:00 PMM-F
Spring 2023Spanish Fork Campus1081/17/20235/17/20237:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
Spring 2023Spanish Fork Campus1081/17/20235/17/202311:45 AM2:45 PMM-F
Spring 2023 (LW3)Wasatch UVU CampusTBD1/17/20235/17/20237:30 AM10:30 AMM-F
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Total hours: 450

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$945.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Application Fee:$0.00
Required Materials:$661.85
Student Fees:$330.00
Facilities Fee:$50.00
Tuition/Fees Subtotal:$1,365.00
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Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Pharmacy Technician Bundle1 979-876-571-7349 $312.85
Paradigm Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, 7th Edition1 Included in Bundle inc.
Paradigm Pharmacology for Technicians, 7th Edition1 Included in Bundle inc.
Paradigm Pharmacy Labs for Technicians, 4th Edition1 Included in Bundle inc.
Paradigm Certification Exam Review for Technicians, 5th Edition1 Included in Bundle inc.
Background Check and Drug Screen1BCI and Workmed$55.00
Pharmacy Technician Trainee License1paid to DOPL; required to do externship$50.00
Utah State License Application Fee1paid to DOPL; required to work in the state of Utah$95.00
Industry Exam Fee1$129.00
Headphones or Earbuds1cost may vary depending on student preference$20.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$661.85
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none
Total Cost of Optional Materials$0.00
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  • MTECH Pharmacy Technician Program Certificate
  • Utah State Pharmacy Technician License (DOPL)
  • Students will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National Pharmacy Technician Certification or the National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT) National Pharmacy Technician Certification

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 and career 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
$2,027
Lehi Main Campus
Spanish Fork Campus
Wasatch Campus
Program length
4 mos
Total cost
$2,027​
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