Prepare for a career in healthcare through this accredited program!

Mid's Pharmacy Technician Program is a one-year certification program that prepares you for employment in a variety of healthcare environments such as hospitals, pharmacies, and nursing homes. Plus, this is the only accredited program in northern Michigan!

Job Outlook
  • $37k
    Median Salary for Michigan (Pharmacy Technicians)
  • 1,170
    Projected Annual Job Openings in Michigan
  • 9%
    Growth in Michigan Jobs

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.

1-Year Certificate

The Pharmacy Technician Program is a one-year certification program that prepares you for employment in a variety of healthcare environments

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.

The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

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Accreditation Agency

American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists [External site]
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Telephone: 301- 657-3000

Save $ 83% of students receive financial aid and 2 out of 3 attend Mid tuition free.

Succeed Mid Mentors provide personalized support throughout your journey at Mid.

Mid Named in Top Seven Pharmacy Technician Schools in Michigan

Plus, this is the only accredited program in northern Michigan!

Michigan is the 10th most populous and the 11th largest state in the country. This, along with higher medical needs of an aging population and excellent advances in the pharmaceutical field convert to brilliant prospects for pharmacy technicians in Michigan. We've ranked Michigan's top 7 ASHP accredited pharmacy technician schools, and Mid Michigan College received recognition. The schools on this list, including Mid Michigan College, are known to have consistently delivered successful academic programs at an affordable cost.


Our Pharmacy Program partners with PioneerRx

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

Related Programs & Pathways

Dean of Health Sciences

Barb Wieszciecinski

(989) 317-4625

Pharmacy Technician Program Director

Ashley Couturier, CPhT

(989) 773-6622 x109

In its commitment to providing a safe environment, Mid Michigan College actively endeavors to broaden our diversity, promote equal opportunity and prohibits any form of discrimination in its programs, activities, and conditions of admission or employment. Learn more about these efforts and policies by visiting ,,

Mid strongly encourages anyone who observes or experiences any acts of harassment, discrimination, inequitable treatment, or sexual misconduct to report the incident and seek assistance from the College’s Title IX/Civil Rights Coordinator as follows:

Martricia (Tricia) Farrell, Director of College Compliance & Ethics, Title IX/Civil Rights Coordinator; 1375 S. Clare Ave., Harrison, MI 48625, Office: Business Services & Payroll, Room 205; 2600 S. Summerton Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. Office: Center for Liberal Arts & Business, Room 168C (located inside Library and Learning Services) ; (989) 386-6622 x394;