Pharmacy Technician

A Pharmacy Technician assists the pharmacist in a retail or hospital setting to store, prepare, and dispense medicines. Responsibilities include inventory, ordering, labeling, storing, and distributing medicines, working with patient records, billing information, gathering information for the pharmacist, and the distribution of printed information to the patient.

Individuals completing the OWATC Pharmacy Technician program who are high school graduates and at least 18 years of age are eligible to sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCB) or the certification exam, the ExCPT.  Successful completion of the training program and these examinations meets the requirements for Utah licensure as a Pharmacy Technician. Further information about licensing can be found online at www.dopl.utah.gov.

Program Information

Estimated Monthly Cost
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Estimated Total Cost
Includes tuition, fees, books, and supplies
$1,680

Estimated High School Cost
$340

Average Wage
$32,320

Completion Time
420 Hrs/11-12 months

Campus Location(s)
Main Campus

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Additional Information

Course Requirements

  • Student must complete all requirements for the program within two years of starting the program
  • Student must be a high school graduate at the time of program completion
  • Student must be 18 years old at the time of program completion
  • To become licensed, a student must have a valid driver’s license or a state-issued ID.
Important Notice
If you are enrolling in any health occupation program, any misdemeanor or felony conviction relating to drug offenses, assault/violent crimes, sexual assault, fraud, or theft that you have on your record, will result in the college not being able to place you in a clinical or externship site. As a result, you will not be able to complete the program. See your program coordinator for more detailed information.

Enrollment Information

Pharmacy I & II – Mon & Wed  6:00-9:00 pm

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Cost Information

TUITION ENROLLMENT FEE CLASS FEE ACTIVITY FEE DRUG SCREEN TOTAL
Pharmacy Technician I $157.50 $45.00 $97.50 $300.00
Pharmacy Technician II $157.50 $97.50 $30.00 $285.00
Pharmacy OJT $315.00 $315.00
Textbooks  $310 $310.00
Total  $1,210.00

If you have further questions: You may contact Lee Nelson, program counselor, by e-mail at nelsonl@owatc.edu or by phone at 801-627-8321.

Employer Advisory Team
  • IHC Clinic – North Ogden
  • Shopko Pharmacy
  • Smith’s Pharmacy
  • Target Pharmacy
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy – North Ogden

Program Instructors

Len L. Robison

Len L. Robison

Len is a Registered Pharmacist (RPh). Len graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah in 1979 with a Bachelor’s in Science (BS) in Pharmacy and in 1980 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He has been with Eli Lilly for over 33 years. Len has instructed hundreds of students as the Pharmacy Technician instructor at the OWATC for 17 years.

Office Hours: 5:00-6:00 p.m. on class days

robisonl@owatc.edu

Julie Hansen

Julie Hansen, CPT

Julie is the instructor for Pharmacy Technician II. She has over ten years of teaching experience in the program. She is a 2002 graduate of the Tech College’s Pharmacy Technician program. She enjoys helping students to discover the rewarding occupation of being a pharmacy technician.

Office Hours: 5:00-6:00 p.m. on class days

hansenj@owatc.edu