Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician

Department: Health Occupations

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aug. 21 - Nov. 15, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Registration Deadline: Aug. 17

Tuition: $765

Textbook & Drug Cards:

  • "National Pharmacy Technician Training Manual," 8th Ed. by Schafermeyer, Williams
  • "Sigler's Prescription Drug Cards," 33rd Ed.

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 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

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, 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

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
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Office Location
1 Academy Pl Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Office Hours

Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

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