Certificate Program in Pharmacy Technology

The Pharmacy Technician program at Sanford-Brown provides students with the technical and practical training necessary for work as an entry-level assistant to a licensed pharmacist. Students will study pharmacy computing, medication preparation, inventory and billing and quarterly customer service care.

The program seeks to prepare students to work under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist in the preparation and dispensing of medications; maintaining patient records; setting up, packaging, and labeling routine orders from stock supplies; and mixing drugs with parenteral fluids. The core curriculum is structured to include a lecture component, a laboratory component and a clinical component. The final externship portion of the curriculum consists of supervised experiences in a clinical environment, which requires competencies, logs, and evaluations completed by the student.

At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as pharmacy technicians.

What career opportunities can you pursue upon successful completion of this program?

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Hospitals
  • Pharmacies and Drug Stores
  • Mail Order Pharmacy
  • Physicians Group Pharmacy

What are some of the topics you will study in this program?

  • Pharmacy Computing
  • Medication Preparation
  • Inventory and Billing
  • Customer Service
  • Maintaining Patient Records

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SBC - San Antonio - Certificate Program in Pharmacy Technology

 
 
 

SBC - San Antonio - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2007 and 10/15/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 20%

The rate shown corresponds to the IPEDS campus level rate reported for International Academy of Design and Technology San Antonio prior to its name change to Sanford Brown College San Antonio.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/