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Pharmacy Technician

Department: Health Occupations

THE COLLEGE BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC. ALL OPERATIONS WILL BE COMPLETED REMOTELY.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT SUE PROPPER AT SPROPPER@STCHAS.EDU.

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE READY TO REGISTER, PLEASE EMAIL KERRY THOMPSON AT KTHOMPSON@STCHAS.EDU WITH YOUR REGISTRATION MATERIALS (TB TESTS, BACKGROUND SCREENING, REGISTRATION FORM).

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE. THANK YOU!

Fall Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 22 - Dec. 15 (no class on Nov. 26), 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Registration Deadline: Sept. 15 (unless class fills before that date)

Tuition: $765

Textbook & Drug Cards:

  • Mosby's Pharmacy Technician, 5th edition (ISBN 978-0323443579)
  • Sigler's Prescription Drug Cards, 35th edition (ISBN 978-18807579863)

A pharmacy technician is qualified for employment in retail pharmacies, hospitals, long term care pharmacies and licensed prescription vendors. This 12-week course, taught by a registered pharmacist, provides the classroom instruction necessary to be a successful pharmacy technician. The class focuses on prescription drug processing, drug classifications, physiology, drug interactions, pharmacy calculations, medical terminology and compounding.

Students must be at least 17 years of age and be able to provide documentation of High School Graduation or GED/HiSET Completion in order to register for this course. Students must also apply to St. Charles Community College to be eligible to register.

Students who are successful in this course will receive a certificate of completion from St. Charles Community College (SCC) and be eligible to apply for national certification (either the PTCB or ExCPT). SCC does not offer these certification exams on campus or as part of the pharmacy technician curriculum. Students interested in learning more about these certifications can contact the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board by calling 1-800-363-8012 or going to https://www.ptcb.org/.

Registration Requirements

All students must apply to St. Charles Community College. Please complete and submit the application prior to registering for class: https://www.stchas.edu/admissions/apply

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are typically 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. These hours may vary on certain days so please call to confirm.

Please bring the following when you come in to register –

  • Copy of high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate.
  • Tuition.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non transferable.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, pharmacy technicians earn a mean average of $30,610 per year. 
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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In the state of Missouri, pharmacy technicians earn a mean average of $30,610 per year.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

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Contact Information

Sue Propper,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8284
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Sue Propper,
Program Chair
636-922-8284
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Office Location
1 Academy Pl Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
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