Associate in Applied Science degree in Pharmacy Technology

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  • Objectives
    Pharmacy Technicians assist licensed pharmacists by providing patients with medication and healthcare products. They have strong customer services skills and are able to multi-task in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Course description
    Graduates of Heald's Pharmacy Technology program pursue rewarding careers in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, retail pharmacies - which include drugstore chains, grocery stores, department stores, or mass retailers, mail-order and web-based pharmacies - pharmaceutical companies and wholesalers, and the federal government.

    Your job responsibilities will vary depending on the type of company and the state rules and regulations of your organization's locations. You will help licensed pharmacists prepare prescribed medications for patients. You may also establish and maintain patient record files, prepare insurance claim forms, and manage prescription and over-the-counter medication inventories. Additional responsibilities may include reading patients' charts and preparing the appropriate medications. In some occasions, you will work closely with pharmacy aides, performing administrative duties. A Heald degree will provide you hands-on training in laboratory and real-world settings to get you prepared for a career as a Pharmacy Technician.

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