This program prepares students to work as pharmacy technicians in retail and institutional health care settings. Pharmacy technicians work with Registered Pharmacists to prepare medications for dispensing, maintain written and computerized patient records, prepare sterile intravenous mixtures, prepare prescription labels, file insurance claims, stock and inventory medications, and answer patient questions. Completion of this program will prepare the student to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Pharmacy technicians are detail oriented people who fill a central role in accurately providing medication to patients. Students who are accepted into this program must submit to drug screening and complete a criminal background check with no record of felony or drug convictions. Pharmacy technician students must maintain a grade of “C” or better in all program courses.