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Pharmacy Technicians and Vaccinations: An Advanced Training Program

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​To register, please download and submit the registration form.

HCC’s Workforce Continuing Education Department’s Pharmacy Technician Training Program is partnering with UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to offer The Pharmacy Technicians and Vaccinations: An Advanced Training Program. Under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) PREP Act, qualified pharmacy technicians may now administer COVID-19 vaccinations to aid in the vaccination effort. HCC will also offer optional American Heart Association® (AHA®) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification included in the price of the immunization program to ensure proper training of technicians in case of an emergency. ​

Students are required to wear a face mask at all times while on campus and maintain proper social distancing.

For questions or more information, please call 828-627-4669 or email vldevore@haywood.edu.

Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program Information

Haywood Community College (HCC) Pharmacy Technician Training program begins in Fall 2021 and will be online/remote. This program will prepare students to assist in a pharmacy setting through a variety of online experiences. The HCC Pharmacy Technician Training program is a PTCB Recognized Education/Training Program™

You can expect to spend about 15 to 20 hours a week completing the necessary coursework. 

To learn about the cost of the course please contact the Program Coordinator through email,  vldevore@haywood.edu.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination® (PTCE®) which prepares students to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)™. 

Pharmacy Technician Registration Information:

Registration for HCC’s Pharamcy Technician Program starts by clicking hereIf you have questions about this program or need assistance in registering, please call Shannon Brown at 828-627-4669 or email vldevore@haywood.edu.

However, students must meet with the program director before registering.

Pharmacy Technician Program Overview

  • A career as a pharmacy technician prepares students to assist the pharmacist in dispensing medications and advancing patient safety. This course will prepare students with entry level pharmacy knowledge in community, compounding, and hospital settings.
  • 2021 PTCB Recognized Education/Training Program™
  • Prepares students for eligibility to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)™
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics for a Pharmacy Technician indicates that:
    • Median pay is $15.72 per hour
    • Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations
    • For more information about this career opportunity, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Website: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm

Pioneer RX Pharmacy Software Through PioneerRx University, educational institutions such as HCC can offer hands-on learning experiences within their program to provide students with a strong pharmacy foundation. To learn more about PioneerRx, please visit: https://www.pioneerrx.com/Web/pharmacy-system


HCC Pharmacy Technician Program Documents of Importance

Pharmacy Technician Resources

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