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Pharmacy Technician

At a Glance

Through instruction, labs, and job shadowing, students learn:

  • Students will be able to identify the Top 200 Drugs by Brand, generic, and drug classification.
  •  Students will be able to type, fill, and prepare prescription medications for the pharmacist to review.
  • Students will have the knowledge and tools to become national and state certified as a pharmacy technician.
  • Students will be able to perform calculations based off prescriber’s written orders.
  • Students will be able to make basic compounds of medications using sterile and non-sterile aseptic techniques (USP 795 and USP 797).
  • Students will be able to correctly identify and have knowledge concerning prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Successful completion of this course prepares the student for national certification for employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Estimated Hourly Wages

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website:

  • The current mean hourly state wage is $19.56 per hour in North Carolina. Job growth is predicted at 13.7% through 2032.

Employment Opportunities

  • Pharmacies and drug retailers
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private

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This 16-week course is designed to prepare students for employment in the pharmacy technician field. This class consists of convenient online instruction, with an in-person ability lab each week.

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Amy Swink
Health Services
Continuing Ed. and Workforce Development
Office: Caldwell–H–149 Work Phone: 828-726-2341

Registration Requirements

This information packet will answer the majority of your questions.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent


(Scholarships are available.)

Pharmacy Technician Registration Fee$187.00
Student I.D. Badge$2.50

For Registration Information

Watauga Instructional Facility
460 Community College Drive
P.O. Box 3318
Boone, NC 28607

Courses currently on the schedule:

Course/SectionTitleMeeting InformationInstructor
PHM-3250-852Pharmacy Technician Training08/15/2024-12/05/2024 Classroom Hours: Thursday 5:00PM-9:00PMBroome


Licensure: Authorization granted to CCC&TI to provide instruction within another state does not imply or provide guarantees of any kind that an individual will be granted professional licensure by another state as a result of completing coursework at CCC&TI or receiving professional licensure in North Carolina. It is the sole responsibility of the individual/student to determine whether another college or license-awarding agency in another state will accept CCC&TI coursework and/or award licensure through a reciprocity agreement with the State of North Carolina.