Pharmacy Technology

The pharmacy technician performs technical functions under the direction of the Registered Pharmacist; including prescription preparation, inventory, repackaging, and compounding. The essential elements of this program include the history of pharmacy, pharmacy law, medical terminology, drug classification and prescription preparation. Laboratory experience and an externship under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist are required components of the program.

Career Path

Pharmacy Technicians have employment opportunities in community, home health, nuclear and hospital pharmacies.

Admissions Requirements

The Pharmacy Technology program is now a selective admissions program. Your application will be based on a point system. Application to the program does not guarantee acceptance.


We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semester. Applications must be received by the Admissions Office by December 1st.

Program Length

Certificates under this program can be completed in one year. An Associate in Applied Science may take two years.

Credentials Offered




Pharmacy Technology Brochure

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The pharmacy technician training program conducted by Ashland Community and Technical College, Ashland, KY is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

More Information

Nikki Bryant, ADHE, MA, BHS, AS
Pharmacy Technology Program Coordinator
(606) 326-2261

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