Pharmacy Technician Training at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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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 (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award24
Associate's Degree27

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male11
Female40

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian10
Black6
Hispanic1
White28
Unknown5

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: 3,420
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.08
    • Average Annual Salary: $41,770
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 610
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.27
    • Average Annual Salary: $40,080

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: 440
    • Average Hourly Rate: $14.45
    • Average Annual Salary: $30,050
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Average Hourly Rate: $12.82
    • Average Annual Salary: $26,670

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Everest College - Tacoma

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 74 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)

Everest College - Renton

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)

Pima Medical Institute - Renton

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 49 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
  • Veterinary Assistant (C)

Everest College - Bremerton

Bremerton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 34 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C,A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C,A)
  • Veterinary Assistant (C,A)
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant (C,A)

North Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 37 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C,A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C,A)
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant (C,A)
  • Emergency Care Attendant (C,A)

Pima Medical Institute - Seattle

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C)
  • Veterinary Assistant (C)

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 43 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Laboratory Assistance (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)

Everest College - Everett

Everett, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 45 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)

Lower Columbia College

Longview, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C)
  • Medical Laboratory Assistance (C)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)
  • Veterinary Assistant (C)

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