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Pharmacy Technician Training at CUNY Bronx Community College (BCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002692
  • Phone: (718) 289-5100

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Pharmacy Technician Training

The pharmacy technician program at CUNY Bronx Community 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 New York 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. CUNY Bronx Community College offers an associate's degree program in pharmacy technician.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male6
Female1

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black4
Hispanic2

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Pharmacy Technician program at BCC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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
    • Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 2,210
      • Average Hourly Rate: $15.88
      • Average Annual Salary: $33,030
    • Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 2,570
      • Average Hourly Rate: $14.84
      • Average Annual Salary: $30,860
    • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 2,220
      • Average Hourly Rate: $14.74
      • Average Annual Salary: $30,670
    • New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 8,270
      • Average Hourly Rate: $16.39
      • Average Annual Salary: $34,090

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
    • Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 360
      • Average Hourly Rate: $9.93
      • Average Annual Salary: $20,650
    • Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 390
      • Average Hourly Rate: $13.25
      • Average Annual Salary: $27,560
    • Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 650
      • Average Hourly Rate: $10.37
      • Average Annual Salary: $21,570
    • New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,810
      • Average Hourly Rate: $11.81
      • Average Annual Salary: $24,570

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 New York

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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Hudson Valley Community College

Troy, NY
Type: Community College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Pharmacy Technician (C)