HTI’s Pharmacy Technician program prepares you for entry-level positions as a pharmacy technician or assistant in ambulatory care and institutional pharmaceutical settings.
The Pharmacy Technician Program is an 18-week, evening program (15 weeks in the classroom and a 3-week internship in a pharmacy setting). Upon successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion in Pharmacy Technician.
The program provides you with the skills and knowledge in the areas of pharmacy practice and technique, calculations, record and inventory management, pharmacy law and ethics, pharmacology, and hospital pharmacy. The program also prepares you for the national certification exam.
What is the role of a Pharmacy Technician?
Pharmacy Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, and community pharmacies. They help licensed pharmacists provide medication and other healthcare products to patients.
Common Pharmacy Technician duties include:
- Receive and verify prescriptions
- Prepare medication labels
- Maintain patient files
- Stock medications
- Count tablets and prepare medicine orders
- Take refill requests
- Greet patients
Students complete three-weeks in a pharmacy setting. The pharmacy technician internship is designed to enable students to obtain hands-on experience in a pharmacy setting. The primary objective of internship is to be sure the student gains practical experience, knowledge, skills and insight into the various aspects of the pharmacy technician job. The internship brings together all of the academic knowledge gained in the classroom.
This program is funded by ALU LIKE’s, Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (ALU LIKE NHCTEP) through the U.S Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education. Scholarships available to qualified applicants of Hawaiian ancestry.