The Pharmacy Technician program provides students with the technical and practical training necessary for work as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist in a variety of health system settings, including pharmacy chains, hospitals, and skilled-care facilities. Some employment opportunities may require the employee to be a certified pharmacy technician. This program should prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board examination. Students will examine pharmacy computing, medication preparation, inventory and billing, and quarterly customer service care as well as receive a well rounded general education curriculum. The program is divided into fourteen major courses, with four general education subject areas. Twenty-one courses are taken in school; the final course is an externship.