Pharmacy Technology Schools in Detroit, MI

Pharmacy Technicians work under the direction of a pharmacist. In the state of Detroit, pharmacy technicians do not need certification or a license in order to work. However, a vocational program in pharmacy technology will prepare students to work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technician programs in Detroit vary by school but most of them seek to equip students with the skills to perform routine tasks such as dispensing medication and maintaining patient records. Course content includes pharmacy concepts, anatomy, physiology, pharmacy law and ethics, filing and records, retail pharmacy, and drug distribution systems.

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Wayne County Community College

The Pharmacy Technology Certificate program at Wayne County Community College prepares students for entry-level positions in a pharmaceutical setting to work under the direction of licensed pharmacists. Students must complete 35 credit hours to graduate from the program. Credits may be applied to the school’s Associate of Applied Science degree program. Course modules include Introduction to Pharmacy Technology, Orientation to Pharmacy Technology, Institutional and Community Pharmacy, Drug Distribution Systems, Pharmaceutical Calculations and Drug Preparation, Pharmacy Computer Systems and Pharmacy Technology Practicum. Students have the opportunity to use the PioneerRx software, which lets students simulate functions and workflow processes associated in the daily pharmacy operations. Upon completion of the classes, students may sit the PTCB exam to work as certified pharmacy technicians. Admission to the program is competitive and based on academic performance, test scores, and personal interviews.

Admission criteria:

  • Meet the requirements for admission to WCCCD
  • Pass PHT 100 with a grade B or better or pass the Pharmacy Technician math test with a score of 85%
  • Submit a completed application for admission to the Pharmacy Technician program before the start of class
  • Take and pass the Pharmacy Technician Assessment Test
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Present a criminal background check from the designated WCCCD vendor
  • Present a clean drug screen
  • Must submit a TB test – taken within one hear from the when the clinical experience ends

Tuition is $3,818.50. Expenses for books, fees, and supplies are not included.

Charter Health Care Training Center

The Pharmacy Technician Training program at Charter Health Care Training Center meets the rigorous accreditation standards of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE). Students will acquire knowledge and skills in the classroom, simulation labs, and pharmacy externships a local pharmacies. The pharmacy externship accounts for 180 hours of the total curriculum. Course topics include patient and medication safety, pharmacy math, pharmacology for technicians., inventory management, medication order entry and fill process, non-sterile drug compounding, insurance billing and reimbursement, customer service excellence, pharmacy quality assurance, CPR for Health Care Providers, sterile IV drug preparation/aseptic technique, and pharmacy law and regulations. Instructors will prepare students for success on the national exam through multiple practice exams with feedback. The renovated simulation labs provide a perfect environment to practice prescription preparation in a community and hospital lab, preparation of sterile IV admixtures, and non-sterile drug compounding. Graduates will be prepared to take the PTCE exam offered by the PTCB. The duration of the program is 6 months. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Admission criteria:

  • Meet the requirements for admission to Charter College
  • Submit a completed application for admission to the Pharmacy Technician program before the start of class
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Present a criminal background check
  • Present a clean drug screen
  • Must submit a TB test – taken within one hear from the when the clinical experience ends
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must provide a valid photo ID and social security card

Contact the school for a current schedule and classes and tuition.

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Dorsey Schools

The Pharmacy Technician diploma program at Dorsey Schools prepares students for employment in an ambulatory pharmacy under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The program admits students with no prior experience and equips them with the knowledge and skills to function effectively with the pharmacy team. The curriculum will cover pharmacy operations, communication, customer service, inventory management, receiving and dispensing prescriptions, aseptic techniques, pharmacology for the technician, pharmacy calculations, common diseases, body structure and function, pharmacy operations, laws and ethics, and pharmacy terminology.  Students will participate in a pharmacy externship in a supervised, ambulatory pharmacy setting under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and pharmacy staff. Graduates will be eligible to challenge a national Pharmacy Technician Certification exam. The duration of the program is 8 months.

Admission criteria:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Attend a career planning session with a representative from Dorsey Schools
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Complete a satisfactory drug screen
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Provide a valid photo ID and social security card

The program cost of $12,750 includes tuition, externship fee, course fee, books, supplies, and one complimentary lab coat.

Henry Ford College

Henry Ford College offers a pharmacy technician program that is accredited by the American Society for Health System Pharmacists. The curriculum includes 39 credit hours of didactic learning in the classroom as well as hands-on practice in a modern simulation lab followed by supervised practice in a real-world setting. Using the PioneerRX software, the school provides students with the unique opportunity to practice in an environment that simulates that in a real-world pharmacy. Course topics include pharmacy law and ethics, computerized data entry, inventory management, preparation of IV admixtures, pharmacy operations, receiving and preparing prescriptions for dispensing, pharmacy calculations, pharmacology, pharmacy terminology and abbreviations, customer service, and the use of automated equipment. Instructors will use practice exams to prepare students for success on the national certification exam. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Achievement. New students are admitted in a first qualified, first admitted basis.

Admission criteria:

  • Must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.25. The requirement may also be met through the completion of 12 college credit hours with an academic GPA of 2.25
  • Complete Accuplacer Next Gen (250+) Reading Score or CAMLA score of 69 or higher ENG 131 with a C or better
  • Complete MATH 100 or MATH 101 or MATH 1094 with a grade C or better
  • Complete the pharmacy technician application
  • Make an appointing and meet with the Health Career Success Navigator
  • Must have current American Heart Association, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification (AHA-BLS for Healthcare Providers card)
  • Complete a successful criminal background check and drug screen

Tuition costs $105,75 per credit hour.

Schoolcraft College

The pharmacy technician advanced certificate program offered Schoolcraft prepares students for employment in various pharmacy settings. The program is nationally accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Course topics include inventory management, laws and ethics, pharmacy terminology, pharmacy calculations, pharmacy operations, aseptic techniques, customer service, and more. Students will complete the first requirement of eligibility to become a PTCB recognized Sterile Preparation Technician. They will need to complete one-year of full-time continuous compounded sterile preparation work experience to qualify. This program covers 29 credit hours.

Admission criteria:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Attend an interview with a program representative
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Complete a satisfactory drug screen
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Provide a valid photo ID and social security card
  • Must have current CPR for Healthcare Provider certification

Financial aid is available for eligible students.

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