Bonnie Housh, Coordinator
This program prepares you to work in a pharmacy setting under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, performing activities that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist. The Colorado Department of Labor and employment estimates pharmacy technicians earn from $28,301 to $40,222, with a mean annual salary of $36,248.
This certificate program is offered in one semester (four courses). It provides instruction in basic pharmacy theories and is an important step toward national certification as a pharmacy technician. Learning experiences include lecture, lab and clinical exposure in local pharmacies. To ensure success in this class, you should have a good knowledge of basic algebra and math formulas.
Students must apply for admission to the program (through the program coordinator or the administrative assistant for the Health and Public Safety Division). Students are conditionally accepted into the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must pass a background check and drug screen to be admitted into the program. Additional requirements must be met prior to placement in a clinical setting. Applications are available May 1 with a deadline for submission of July 15 for the following fall semester. Pharmacy technician certificate will not be offered during the spring semester.