Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician program at NDSCS prepares students for a broad range of career options in settings from pharmacies to hospitals.

Academic Options

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Pharmacy Technician (A.A.S. degree)
Pharmacy Technician (A.A.S. degree)

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for careers performing and managing the technical distributive functions in pharmacies and pharmacy-related industries.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Online, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Health Science


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Pharmacy Technician (Certificate)
Pharmacy Technician (Certificate)

The Pharmacy Technician certificate option is a one-year program that includes eight weeks of internship in community and hospital settings after all classroom requirements have been completed.

  • Type: Certificate
  • Locations: Online, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Health Science


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Pharmacy Technicians help licensed pharmacists provide medication and other healthcare products. Technician duties often include: 

  • Performing the technical tasks necessary to prepare medications 
  • Compounding of extemporaneous and sterile products 
  • Processing prescriptions 
  • Computer entry 

Due to a nationwide growing consumer demand for prescription medications, pharmacy technicians are in high demand and serve an important roll in today’s pharmacy industry.

What is a Pharmacy Technician?

The NDSCS Pharmacy Technician Program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 www.ashp.org.

Note for Online Students: Specific meeting days and times are required for remote students to attend online.

Pharmacy Technician Graduates from 2017-18 Academic Year
Graduates Registered Jobs Reported Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
7 262 $3,240 $4,333 100%
Pharmacy Technician students

BSC and NDSCS announce joint Pharmacy Technician degree delivery in Bismarck

04-29-2016
Collaboration will address western ND shortage in vital healthcare role.

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