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Pharmacy Technician (PhT)

The Pharmacy Technician Program is a one-year certification program that prepares you for employment in a variety of health care environments such as hospitals, pharmacies, and nursing homes.

Pharmacy Technician Program

Complete in one year.

Infographic - Just 24 Credits

Affordable Tuition.

Infographic - Tuition Under $3000 vs competitor costs of over $14,000

No wasted time or credits.

Infographic - No Prerequisites!

Why Choose Mid?

A streamlined program, inspired by you.

  • The program requires just 24 credits, and with no pre-requisite courses, you begin training on day one. Getting you through the program and into a career as quickly as possible.
  • All courses feature a hybrid format with online lectures and on-campus lab sessions.
  • Financial Aid is available for this program to help you offset costs while you train.
  • Substantial savings get you where you want to be with significantly less debt.
    • Mid's program, with in-district tuition and fees, costs $5,412.50.*
    • Compare this to competitor programs with costs reaching OVER $14,000.

One of seven accredited programs in Michigan.

  • We are one of seven programs in Michigan accredited by ASHP, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
  • Accreditation is the act of granting recognition, especially to an educational institution that maintains quality and compliance with the ASHP standards.
  • ASHP is the only nationally-recognized, non-governmental, non-profit pharmacy association that accredits pharmacy technician training programs in the United States.

Clinical sites close to home.

  • Mid's clinical sites range from Cadillac to Alma – and from Midland to Mt. Pleasant. Established hospital and retail sites with reputations for excellence provide you with hands-on experiential training.

Career ready.

  • Start in the fall, and by summer you're career ready.
  • Many employers only hire technicians who have completed training through an accredited program.
  • Local employers are in constant communication with program leadership regarding employment openings.
  • Program graduates are often offered jobs immediately after completing their clinical, or even while still in the program.


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. Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
  • All pharmacy technicians work in clean, well lighted, well ventilated areas.

How to Become a Pharmacy Technician

  • Becoming a pharmacy technician usually requires earning a high school diploma or the equivalent. Pharmacy technicians typically complete a post-secondary education program, or they may learn through on-the-job training. Most states regulate pharmacy technicians, which is a process that may require passing an exam for certification.
  • Mid's comprehensive training program has laboratory course instruction which emphasizes hands-on skill development. Communication, teamwork, and conflict management are emphasized.
  • Coursework prepares students for the national certification exam.

Job/Career Outlook


  • If certified in Michigan About $12.24 - $16.16/hour (average $14.34)
  • If not certified in Michigan Up to $12.24 - $15.27/hourly (average $13.69)
  • Nationally $14.10/hour (average)
  • The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians in Michigan is $29,990.

Employment Outlook (2014-2024)*

  • 9% projected growth - Faster than average.

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

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.

Campus Safety, Security Operations and Systems, and Title IX Policy

For safety and security policies, procedures, and information about student rights, visit and 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 Barnes, AVP of Security Operations and Systems, Chief Title IX Coordinator, 2600 S. Summerton Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858, Office: Mt. Pleasant Campus, Doan Center, Room 105, (989) 386-6622, Ext. 236,

Martricia Farrell, Director of Security Operations and Systems, Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Clery Compliance Officer, 1375 S. Clare Ave, Harrison, MI 48625, Office: Harrison Campus, Safety and Security Office, (989) 386-6622, Ext. 394,

Contact Information for Employees:

Lori Fassett, AVP of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, 1375 S. Clare Ave, Harrison, MI 48625, Office: Harrison Campus, Room 213B; 2600 S. Summerton Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858, Office: Mt. Pleasant Campus, Doan Center, Room 104, (989) 386-6622, Ext. 692,

Our pharmacy program partners with PioneerRx, the top pharmacy management system in the industry. PioneerRx enhances our curriculum with a hands-on approach to learning that simulates the functions and workflow of today’s most innovative pharmacies. For more information, visit See how PioneerRx compares to other pharmacy software vendors at

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