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Program Contacts

Program Director Nancy Bowers (928) 776-2252
Instructional Specialist Stephanie Kallam (928) 771-6122
Dean Scott Farnsworth (928) 776-2234

Quick Facts

About the Pharmacy Technician Certificate

The Pharmacy Technician certificate program prepares the student to perform a wide variety of pharmacy related tasks under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, either in an out-patient setting or an inpatient setting. Successful completion of the program will qualify the student to take a National Certification Exam.


Students must be at least 18 years of age prior to the start of the third semester of the program and have a high school diploma or GED; an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card; TB skin test or chest X-ray specifying absence of tuberculosis; CPR for Healthcare Providers card; immunizations outlined in application; reading proficiency. Admission to program is once yearly in the summer session. An application for the program is available online at

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certificate program, the learner will be able to:


  1. Manage medical records adhering to security and privacy guidelines as outlined in HIPAA regulations. (PHT120)
  2. Use communication skills essential for the healthcare provider. (AHS296, PHT100, PHT120)
  3. Identify the relationship between anatomy/physiology, disease states and drugs affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, nervous, integumentary, endocrine, gastrointestinal, reproductive, ENT systems and over-the-counter drugs. (AHS296, PHT110, PHT125)
  4. Prepare, dispense, package and label drugs. (AHS296, PHT120)
  5. Apply technical skills to unit-dose dispensing, non-sterile asceptic techniques, and controlled substance procedures in an inpatient and outpatient setting. (AHS296, PHT120)
  6. Calculate drug dosages: oral, parenteral, pediatric and by body surface area. (AHS296, PHT110)
  7. Show mastery of content by passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.  (AHS296, PHT100, PHT110, PHT120, PHT125, PHT200)

Program-Specific Requirements

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