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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians enjoy rewarding careers as vital members of the healthcare team—trained to prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. They measure, mix, count out, label and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates of the IRSC Pharmacy Technician program take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, and may seek employment in a retail pharmacy, hospital or nursing facility.

Getting Started

Selection for the Pharmacy Technician program is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is based on submission of the requirements outlined in the Pharmacy Technician Application Book.

For more information, contact:
Jessica Fulton, Program Director
772-462-7086
jfulton@irsc.edu

Pharmacy Technician Program Information Sessions

Students interested in the Pharmacy Technician program must attend a Pharmacy Technician Information Session at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Pharmacy Technician Program

The Summer 2019 program is full.  The application for the Spring 2020 program will be available after August 1, 2019.

New students must first complete the online Application for Admission.

New and returning students must also follow these directions to complete and submit the Pharmacy Technician Application prior to the application deadline.

  1. Sign into MyIRSC, and enter your Student ID and PIN number.
  2. Go to Registration (blue menu bar), and selectPharmacy Technician Application.
  3. Place a check mark in the I Agree Statement.
  4. In the Health Science Program box, select Pharmacy Technician. Application Deadline: this automatically fills in the program deadline date.
  5. Select Submit. Select OK.
  6. Select Pay Fee Now and then Pay Now.
  7. Select Process For Payment.
  8. Select $30 application fee.
  9. Enter credit card details.
  10. Submit payment.

Accreditation

The Pharmacy Technician program at Indian River State College is a candidate for accreditation by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP).

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Additional Program Information

Pharmacy Management

Our Pharmacy program partners with PioneerRx, the top pharmacy management system in the industry. For more information, visit PioneerRx. See how PioneerRx compares to other software vendors.

HOSA

This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team.  Join now.

Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Pharmacy Technician

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

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