Pharmacy Technician Program

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Technicians assisting pharmacists in the preparation and dispensing of medications can be trained through this  program, which now offers a 16-week PHT Basic program. The PHT Certificate program includes training in aseptic IV preparation, medication order processing, inventories, packaging, compounding, use of a prescription balance, and computers. Other pertinent courses are pharmacy math, pharmacy law, pharmacology, and pharmacy operations. Students are admitted to the Pharmacy Technician Program each semester. Pre-admission requirements can be taken at any time. The program prepares students to be employed in various types of practice settings, including retail and hospital.

The ASHP technician accreditation logo.The SSC Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Beginning January 2024, all pharmacy technicians in the state of Illinois MUST be trained through a nationally accredited pharmacy technician program, such as ASHP.