Pharmacy Technician - Advanced

School of
Health Professions

Heidi Anderton

Heidi Anderton

Application is Open Application Closes 10/31/23
Course Details Program Orientation & Policies Critical Program Information

The Pharmacy Technician program at Davis Tech is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Program Summary

When Can I Start

Year-round pending Program Acceptance


17 Credit Hours

Time to Complete

8 months @ 18hrs/wk

Training Locations

Main Campus

Adult Student Costs | $2,082*

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

High School Costs | $358

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

  • 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.

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Program Outcomes

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Program / Admission Details

Program Description
The Pharmacy Technician - Advanced program prepares students to support pharmacists by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for community, institutional, compounding, long-term care, mail-order, and other pharmaceutical settings. Students learn the most common medications, calculate dosages, process prescriptions, bill third-party insurance, learn aseptic techniques, and prepare sterile and non-sterile compounded medications. Students receive extensive hands-on training in the lab area using advanced pharmacy technology.
Admission 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. Complete the Davis Tech Placement Assessment as noted below.


  • Take and pass a urine drug screen.
  • If 18 or older, complete and pass a federal criminal background check.**
  • Be current on all immunizations: MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Tdap, Influenza, and have a negative tuberculin skin test.
  • Obtain Pharmacy Technician trainee license through DOPL.
  • Documentation of current CPR or BLS.

* Cannot be licensed 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. Copies should be provided to the Assessment Center. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases.

The following tests are required for this program:

  • High School student applicants must submit transcripts for ALL PROGRAMS. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 and successful completion of Math 2 (B or higher) and English 2 (B or higher) is required to waive testing for high school students. Some programs have higher GPA requirements. Student’s must have the minimum required grade for two quarters or one semester in the same school year.
  • Placement testing 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
Credentials and Certifications
Davis Technical College Credentials
  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Available Licensing/Certifications
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
Transfer Options

Application Dates

Application Period Orientation Class Start Apply
Aug 28 - Oct 31, 2023 Nov 01, 2023 Nov 06, 2023 Application is Open
Nov 13 - Jan 02, 2024 Jan 03, 2024 Jan 08, 2024 Application opens Nov 13
Jan 16 - Mar 12, 2024 Mar 06, 2024 Mar 18, 2024 Application opens Jan 16
Mar 25 - May 28, 2024 May 29, 2024 Jun 03, 2024 Application opens Mar 25

Classroom Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am 8am-11am
12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm 12pm-3pm

Program Faculty

Jordanne Stay

FT Jordanne Stay | Lead Instructor

  • Bachelor's degree from Weber State University
Codi Frederiksen

FT Codi Frederiksen

  • Certificate from Granite Technical Institute
Talana Kristensen

FT Talana Kristensen

  • Certificate from Ogden-Weber Technical College
Makenna Mitchell

PT Makenna Mitchell

  • Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University
Matt Robinson

PT Matt Robinson

  • Certificate from Davis Technical College