Find your prescription for success in the Pharmacy Technician program. You’ll develop an understanding of the names, appropriate uses and potential side effects of commonly prescribed medications. In addition to studying in a simulated pharmacy where you will learn how to manage, dispense and compound prescription medicines, you’ll also learn how to fill prescriptions using advanced robotic equipment often found in high-tech pharmacies. Due to industry requirements, this program is limited to high school seniors and adults.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has recognized Meridian’s program as an Education/Training Program for technicians seeking to earn their Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential. Starting in 2020, the PTCB will require individuals to complete a PTCB-recognized education program, or work experience to be eligible to apply for the PTCB CPhT certification.
The Pharmacy Technician program uses PioneerRx Pharmacy Software, allowing students to learn in a real-world environment using the most installed software for independent pharmacies. Students strengthen their clinical and functional skills by training on a system that is innovative, robust and feature-rich.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid
Core Medical Terminology
Hospital and Long Term Care Pharmacy Operations
Orientation to the Pharmacy Technician Career
Pharmacology for PhT
Pharmacy Law and Ethics
Pharmacy Technician Certification Preparation
Pharmacy Technician Internship
Professional Skills in the Pharmacy
Retail Pharmacy Operations
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 4
Workplace Documents – 3
Graphic Literacy – 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).