Pharmacy Technician (PhT)

The Pharmacy Technician Specialist Program at MMCC is a one-year training credential program that prepares you for employment in hospital, community, and home infusion/nursing home practice work environments.

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Beginning Fall 2017, any student accepted to the Pharmacy Technician Program, will be enrolled under the Certificate Program. The Training Credential Program will no longer be offered. Students currently enrolled in the Training Credential Program will remain in the program, and will be the last cohort to graduate under this program. Please note changes to the curriculum by reviewing the Pharmacy Technician Program: Certificate Program packet.

The comprehensive training program has laboratory course instruction which emphasizes hands-on skill development. Role play, communication, teamwork, and conflict management is emphasized. The program includes 320 hours of institutional and community pharmacy practicum. The coursework prepares the individual for the national certification exam.

Why Choose MMCC?

A student would benefit from selecting MMCC’s program over another college’s because: We are accredited by ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists).

  • We are one of six programs in Michigan that are accredited by ASHP. The others include: Everest Institute (Detroit), Ross Medical Education Center (Brighton and Davison), Henry Ford College, Washtenaw Community College, and Wayne County Community College.
  • Our clinical sites range from Cadillac to Alma – and from Midland to Mount Pleasant. We have some great hospital and retail sites that provide students with hands-on experiential training.
  • Knowledgeable faculty and Advisory Board Members striving to continually improve the PHT program.
  • Local employers are always contacting program director with openings / recruitment of current students and graduates.
  • Program graduates offered jobs right after clinical, or even when in seat.

Overview

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.

Work Environment

Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies, including those found in grocery and drug stores, and in hospitals. Most work full time, but many work part time.

How to Become a Pharmacy Technician

Becoming a pharmacy technician usually requires earning a high school diploma or the equivalent. Pharmacy technicians typically learn through on-the-job training, or they may complete a postsecondary education program. Most states regulate pharmacy technicians, which is a process that may require passing an exam or completing a formal education or training program.

Pay

The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $29,810 in May 2014.

Job/Career Outlook

Earnings*

If certified in Michigan, state-wide: About $12.24 - $16.16/hour (average $14.34)

If not certified in Michigan, state-wide: Up to $12.24 - $15.27/hourly (average $13.69)

Nationally: $14.10/hour (average)

Employment Outlook (2012-2022)*: 16.% projected growth for Michigan, 18.8% in the local area


All pharmacy technicians work in clean, well lighted, well ventilated areas.

In Michigan, an average of 260 annual openings are expected, with 140 due to growth of the occupation, and 120 to replacement of those who retire, etc.

* Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014 figures.

Campus Safety and Title IX Policy

For safety and security policies, procedures, and information about student rights, visit midmich.edu/righttoknow and midmich.edu/securityreport. If you have questions regarding your rights or wish to speak to one of the College’s Title IX Coordinators or Deputy you may contact the following individuals:

Contact Information for Students:

Kim M. Barnes

Chief Title IX Coordinator
Dean of Students and Academic Support Services

1375 S. Clare Ave. Harrison, MI 48625

Office: Harrison 112
(989) 386-6622 ext. 236
kbarnes@midmich.edu

Contact Information for Students:

Martricia M. Farrell

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Office of Student Oversight Student Conduct and Institutional Compliance Coordinator

1375 S. Clare Ave. Harrison, MI 48625

Office: Harrison 107
(989) 386-6622 ext. 394
mfarrell@midmich.edu

Contact Information for Employees:

Lori Fassett

Title IX Coordinator
Director of Personnel Services

1375 S. Clare Ave. Harrison, MI 48625

Office: Harrison 217
(989) 386-6622 ext. 692
Lfassett1@midmich.edu


 
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