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Pharmacy Technician PHT.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 22 - 23 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2022

What is the program about?

This program prepares individuals to perform the technical and specialized skills of a pharmacy technician within retail, mail-order, hospital, nursing homes and home health care settings. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of basic pharmacology, maintenance of patient records, drug-product preparation and distribution and record-keeping. Students, in order to register for ALH1123 and ALH1183, must: possess a high school equivalency certificate or a high school diploma, be 18 years or older, demonstrate English language proficiency (including reading, writing, and speaking). A portion of this program will involve 80 hours of simulated lab and 210 hours of directed practice within a pharmacy. A state and federal background check, immunizations, and Healthcare Professional CPR will be required prior to starting the directed practice. Upon completion of the program students are eligible to sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination. A grade of C or better is required in all courses to complete the program.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice, including sterile compounding, nonsterile compounding, beginning pharmacology and pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Demonstrate professionalism including knowledge of cultural competence, self-care and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice including hands-on practical experience at a pharmacy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice including handling of sterile products, inventory control and repackaging.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice including legal aspects of drug dispensing and specific role of the pharmacy technicians.

Career Opportunities

Pharmacy Technician in retail and mail-order settings, hospital pharmacies, nursing homes and home health care sites.


By April 2019 all pharmacy technicians must have completed an accredited program and register with the State of Ohio.

Additional Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information

Outside of Ohio?

Online students who are located outside of Ohio, students who intend to pursue a directed practice experience outside of Ohio, or students who intend to seek employment or licensure outside of Ohio after completing this program should be aware that licensure requirements are different in every state. It is very important that you see our State Authorization page for additional information before enrolling in our program.


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1122 Pharmacy Technician I 5
ALH 1123 Pharmacy Technician II 5
ALH 1124 Pharmacy Technician Directed Practice 2
ALH 1183 Pharmacy Technician Lab 2
BIO 1107 (Human Biology) OR BIO 1121 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) OR BIO 1141 (Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I) 3 - 4
MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR MAT 1445 (Quantitative Reasoning) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE).

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.