About the Program
This certificate is 55 credits and the associate of applied science degree option is 90 credits in length. Students may complete the certificate course of study in a year or the applied associate degree in two years. A program application is required, and twenty students may be accepted annually by the use of a competitive point system.
We are a Washington State approved training program, accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and a recognized and approved program by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Combining convenient on-line instruction, laboratory simulations, and supervised experiential practice, the YVC Pharmacy Technician Program prepares students for a career as a Certified Pharmacy Technician, CPhT. Instruction includes core courses essential to all health care professionals as well as specialty courses in pharmacy technology. A simulation of a pharmacy drug preparation area in the Allied Health Laboratory allows for hands-on practice of essential psychomotor skills. Our computer-simulated lab uses innovative software powered by PioneerRX, which use real pharmacy management practices in the performance of day to day tasks and workflow processes.