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Pharmacy Technician Program Details

Mix up your future with CVTC’s Pharmacy Technician program. You can earn your technical diploma in one year and start your career! At CVTC you will experience this career firsthand through pharmacy technician classes and hands-on lab experiences.

You will learn how to:

  • Process prescription orders in both retail and hospital settings
  • Comprehend and use medical and drug terminology common to pharmaceutical environments
  • Understand professional, ethical and legal implications of your actions as it relates to yourself, the pharmacists, customers, and the pharmacy
  • Calculate drug dosages, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, and dose conversions

You will gain the following skills:

  • Dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement
  • Packaging and labeling of prescription drugs
  • Preparing intravenous mixtures and compound medications
  • Identifying drug therapies by drug name or class

Just the Facts

Pharmacy Technician
34 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Bloodborne Pathogens
Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $6,181

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

Accreditation Information
This program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

67% of our Pharmacy Technician graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Pharmacy Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $27,619.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Pharmacy Technician program.
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  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
    Prepares the learner to convert weights and volumes between the avoirdupois, the apothecary, and the metric systems of measurement.
  • Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician
    Prepares the learner to summarize treatments for diseases of the Musculoskeletal, Dermatologic, Endocrine, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Hematologic, Immune, Nervous, Gastrointestinal, and Renal systems, plus the eyes, ears, nose, and throat, and to use antineoplastic and geriatric drugs.
  • Hospital Pharmacy Lab
    Students learn about unit-dose packaging, filling of unit dose charts, IV compounding, interpreting physician orders, and utilization of aseptic technique in laminar flow hood settings.


  • Pharmacy Benefits Specialist
  • Pharmacy Inventory Technician
  • Pharmacy Picking Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Dispensing Technician

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 7% growth is projected in pharmacy technician positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

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