Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense
prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
They work in retail pharmacies and hospitals. According to
the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Pharmacy
Technicians is expected to increase by 20 percent from 2012-
2022. For further information, please visit: Bureau of Labor
Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook
Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/
The Pharmacy Technology program is a two-semester, cohortbased,
certificate program. This program prepares students to
take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification (NPTC)
Board’s certifying examination (http://www.ptcb.org ).
Effective in June 2015, Senate Bill 92 states that all Pharmacy
Technicians be certified and licensed in the State of Michigan;
they must take and pass the NPCT Board Exam in order to
obtain this licensure.
Students who successfully pass the NPTC exam can apply the
credit earned in the Certificate of Pharmacy Technology to the
Associate of Science degrees at Marygrove College.
SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
The Certificate in Pharmacy Technology program is primarily
an evening program. Students in the cohort-based program
complete the program in two academic semesters (fall, winter).
Transfer Student Information
The department accepts transfer credits according to the
college guidelines. However, prior pharmacy technology
coursework cannot be transferred in.
Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied
to fulfill the Certificate in Pharmacy Technology.
Pharmacy Technology students complete a required externship
during their second semester when they enroll in PHT 170.
Students must complete the Undergraduate Admissions
Application and be accepted to the College prior to starting
Students must demonstrate proficiency in Basic Mathematics
(MTH 099) through ACT scores or the College Placement test
before entering the program.