Offered at Main Campus and Online
The Pharmacy Technology program is a nine-month (three-term) program that begins in the Winter term each year. The program is offered in an online/hybrid format with traditional practicum, laboratory and simulation settings. Graduates are prepared to function as allied health professionals under the direction of a registered pharmacist in a hospital or retail pharmacy. Pharmacy Technicians are responsible for measuring, mixing, counting, labeling and recording amounts and dosages of medications; verifying prescriptions from physicians; and maintaining patient records and insurance information. Students will complete a required practicum experience in a hospital and/or retail pharmacy. Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technology program, students are awarded a diploma and are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination.
To apply for the Pharmacy Technology program, prospective students must complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following: ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142.
Criminal background, drug screening, and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to the clinical courses.