How would you like to be part of a highly respected professional team of health care providers? Join this team by becoming a pharmacy technician.
Interested in this program?
Why should I choose this program?
HFC's Pharmacy Technician Program will provide you with the necessary education to work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.
With the power of today’s drugs, the pharmacy technician must be detailed-oriented, accurate, and precision-minded. With each prescription, someone’s life might be at stake. If these qualities describe you, then a career as a certified, licensed pharmacy technician would be right for you.
The Pharmacy Technician Program continues to be fully accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP). The learning environment includes the combination of classroom and hands-on laboratory activities. This provides the opportunity to acquire the necessary pharmacy skills to work in a variety of pharmacy environments. The graduates of the program are highly sought after by employers in Southeastern Michigan.
The Henry Ford College Pharmacy Technician program benefits from free educational use of PioneerRx Pharmacy Software. This software provides hands-on experiences that simulate the environment and tools our students may expect to encounter while working in a pharmacy.
What skills will I learn and improve?
- Pharmacy law and ethics
- Computer data entry
- Customer service skills
- Pharmacy calculations
- Prepare IV admixtures
- Compounding, distributing and dispensing medications
- Automated equipment as found in the pharmacy setting such as Pyxis
What are my career opportunities?
Median Salary: $33,950 or $16.32 per hour
You may work in a variety of settings, including:
- Inpatient and outpatient pharmacies
- Specialty and community environments
Program features and benefits
Preparation for State License Exam
The program prepares you to begin work immediately as pharmacy technicians after successfully passing the national certification exam (PTCB) and applying and receiving licensure for the State of Michigan.
The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited by the American Society of Healthy System Pharmacists
Network with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians during the Michigan Pharmacy Association (MPA) Annual Conference. Michigan Society of Pharmacy Technicians (MSPT) Membership is awarded to each student in attendance.
Our program director will work with you to discuss to opportunities to continue your studies based on three transferable paths: Business, Management, and Pre-Pharmacy.