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Pharmacy Technician Training at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 005752
  • Phone: (253) 589-5800

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Pharmacy Technician Training

The pharmacy technician program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers assisting pharmacists in pharmacies and healthcare organizations. The program focuses on preparing medications, providing medications and related assistance to patients, and managing pharmacy clinical and business operations. Program courses include: medical and pharmaceutical terminology, drug identification, pharmacy laboratory procedures, prescription interpretation, measurement and testing techniques, pharmacy business operations, prescription preparation, logistics and dispensing operations, and applicable standards and regulations. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer pharmacy technician training.

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Students Enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. CPTC has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than Two-Year Award17
    Associate's Degree17

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male1
    Female33

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian3
    Black3
    White25
    Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Pharmacy Technician program at CPTC, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Pharmacy Technicians

  • Description:

    Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, pharmacy technicians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 32.4% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 3,200
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.08
      • Average Annual Salary: $39,680
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 700
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.88
      • Average Annual Salary: $39,270

Pharmacy Aides

  • Description:

    Record drugs delivered to the pharmacy, store incoming merchandise, and inform the supervisor of stock needs. May operate cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, pharmacy aides employment is expected to grow at a rate of 28.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 260
      • Average Hourly Rate: $12.77
      • Average Annual Salary: $26,560
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Average Hourly Rate: $13.04
      • Average Annual Salary: $27,110

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Pharmacy Technician Programs in Washington

Pharmacy Technician programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Pharmacy Technician (A)
  • Emergency Care Attendant (A)
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician (A)
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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Type: Community College

29 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (C,A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C,A)
  • Veterinary Assistant (C,A)
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North Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
Type: Community College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (C,A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C,A)
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant (C,A)
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Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
Type: Community College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Laboratory Assistance (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
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Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Medical Laboratory Assistance (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
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Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, WA
Type: Community College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
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Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, WA
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
  • Veterinary Assistant (C)
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Clark College

Vancouver, WA
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
  • Emergency Care Attendant (C)
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Spokane Community College

Spokane, WA
Type: Community College

29 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (C,A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C,A)
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician (C,A)