The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare individuals to support pharmacists by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for retail, hospital, compounding, long-term care, mail-order and other pharmaceutical settings.

The Pharmacy Technician program partners with PioneerRX, the top pharmacy management system in the industry. PioneerRX enhances the curriculum with a hands-on approach to learning that simulates the functions and workflow of today's most innovative pharmacies. For more information, visit PioneerRx.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate

$2,500

Includes: Tuition (@ 710 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate

$382

Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Digital Book Access Fee: $52
  • Background Check/Immuniztions/Drugscreening: $185
  • Scrubs/Uniform: $40
  • Supplies/Tools/Equipment: $15
  • Industry Certifications: $50 — required for graduation
  • Licensure: +$224 — NOT required for graduation, but needed to work in Utah
Certificate Processing Fee

$18

Paid upon program completion

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Pharmacy Technician
Classroom Hours
Mon

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Tue

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Wed

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Thu

8am - 11am

12pm - 3pm

Fri

8am – 11am

12pm – 3pm

Application Dates:

Application Open Application Close Orientation Program Start
Aug 29, 2022 Oct 21, 2022 Nov 02, 2022 Nov 07, 2022
Nov 14, 2022 Jan 06, 2023 Jan 18, 2023 Jan 23, 2023
Jan 16, 2023 Mar 10, 2023 Mar 22, 2023 Mar 27, 2023
Mar 27, 2023 May 19, 2023 May 31, 2023 Jun 05, 2023

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school seniors and adult students who meet the following program requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (adult students only).*
  • High School students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA.  Students may take the READING and MATH exam in lieu of meeting the GPA requirement.
  • Take and pass a urine drug screen.
  • If 18 or older, complete and pass a federal criminal background check.**
  • Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessment as noted below.
  • Be current on all immunizations: MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tdap, Influenza, and have a negative tuberculin skin test.

*A high school diploma or equivalent is required to register for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCE) or the Examination for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). Cannot be certified until 18 years old.

**Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record may negatively impact your chances of being accepted into the program, being placed on an externship site, obtaining a Pharmacy Technician professional license and obtaining employment in a healthcare setting. If you have a felony conviction within the last five years or any type of drug conviction, you will not be accepted into the program, nor will you be eligible to obtain a Pharmacy Technician license.

If you have questions regarding the admission requirements, program, or application process, please contact the Health Professions Advisor at 801-593-2362.

Other critical program information can be found here.


Placement Assessment Requirements

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

READING REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 250 - 300
Alternate Documentation
MATH REQUIREMENTS
Accuplacer Next Generation Math (Arithmetic) Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
PREPARATION AND STUDY
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer MATH (Arithmetic)
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing , except keyboarding, is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Pharmacy Technician program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:

Outcomes

100%Placement Rate

93% PTCB Exam Pass Rate

100% Licensure Rate

Program Faculty

  • FT Jordanne Thomas – Lead Faculty
  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
  • 801-593-2044
  • FT Codi Frederiksen
  • Certificate from Granite Technical Institute
  • 801-593-2388
  • FT Talana Kristensen
  • Certificate from Ogden-Weber Applied Technology
  • 801-593-2524
  • PT Makenna Mitchell
  • Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University
  • PT Matt Robinson
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition and fees. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.