Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Pharmacy Technician scanning products

Program Outcomes

Program Description

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate is a one semester program that can be completed entirely on the NCMC campus. Four of the courses are taken online and the internship hours will be completed at a facility to complete your competencies. The Pharmacy Technician Certificate is comprised of five courses and they are only offered during the Spring semester of odd years.

What is a Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. They work in retail pharmacies and hospitals. Pharmacy Technicians may perform the following duties: collect information needed to fill a prescription from customers or health professionals, measure amounts of medication for prescriptions, package and label prescriptions, organize inventory and alert pharmacists of shortage, accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims, enter customer or patient information, answer phone calls from customers, and arrange for customers to speak with pharmacists if they have questions about medications or health matters.

General Information

  • Completed in One Semester
  • Total of 16 credit hours
  • Minimum of ā€œCā€ or above required in all courses
  • Four-Core Pharmacy courses offered Spring semester of odd years
    • Two courses first-eight weeks
    • Two courses second-eight weeks
    • Employment Strategies can be taken at any time during that semester
  • Pharmacy Technician Curriculum
  • Federally Required Disclosure on State Licensing Requirements: This program is designed to prepare students to meet Missouri licensure or certification requirements for employment. To ensure that we provide only accurate and current information, NCMC has not made a determination as to whether this program meets all current licensure or certification requirements for other states or U.S. territories. Students intending to work in other states are strongly encouraged to verify licensing and certification requirements with the appropriate state board.

NCMC Contact Information


Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
(660) 357-6284
[email protected]