​Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Career Overview

Working under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians function as a vital member of the health care team to assist in providing health care and medications to patients. Pharmacy Technician duties may include: stocking and inventory of prescription and over-the-counter medications; maintenance of written or computerized patient medication records; dispense medications; billing for pharmacy services, goods, and prescriptions; compounding medications; preparing sterile intravenous medications; and operating computerized dispensing and/or robotic machinery.

Program Overview

Combining convenient on-line instruction, laboratory simulations, and supervised clinical practice, the YVC Pharmacy Technician Program prepares students for a career as a Pharmacy Technician. Instruction includes core courses essential to 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 psycho-motor skills. 

Our computer simulated lab uses innovative software powered by Pionee​​rRX,​  which us​es real pharmacy management practices in the performance of day to day tasks and workflow processes​. 

Clinical practice in hospitals and retail pharmacies provide actual experiences to prepare students for entry level positions in a variety of pharmacy settings.

Qualification to Apply.docx

 The Purpose of the YVC Pharmacy Technician Program.pdf

Requirements for Washington State Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician.pdf

 National Certification.pdf

Employment Opportunities and Salary Expectations.pdf

Program Expenses.pdf

Student Evaluation Policies.docx


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For more information about Pharmacy Technician Program at Yakima Valley College, please contact:  alliedhealth@yvcc.edu (509) 574-4913​​