Pharmacy Technician Training at Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech)

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Pharmacy Technician Training

The pharmacy technician program at Wake Technical 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 North Carolina 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. Wake Technical Community College has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than Two-Year Award6
Associate's Degree6

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male1
Female11

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black4
Hispanic2
White6

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Pharmacy Technician program at Wake Technical Community College, 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

  • Raleigh-Cary, NC
    • Total Employment: 1,240
    • Average Hourly Rate: $13.17
    • Average Annual Salary: $27,400

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

  • Raleigh-Cary, NC
    • Total Employment: 180
    • Average Hourly Rate: $11.84
    • Average Annual Salary: $24,620

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 North Carolina

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,...)

Johnston Community College

Smithfield, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

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

Durham Technical Community College

Durham, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

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

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Pharmacy Technician (C,A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C,A)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (C,A)

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

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

Vance - Granville Community College

Henderson, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

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

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 36 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C,A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C,A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C,A)

Brookstone College - Greensboro

Greensboro, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

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

Davidson County Community College

Thomasville, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 36 students completed this program

Programs

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

Southeastern Community College

Whiteville, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Pharmacy Technician (C)

Forsyth Technical Community College

Winston Salem, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

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

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