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Pharmacy Technician

ADMISSIONS / FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ADMISSIONS

Applications for the fall 2015 class will be available online and in Florestano 100 in December 2014. The application deadline will be March 15, 2015.

As a prospective student, you should attend an information session. These informal sessions discuss program and admission requirements, career opportunities and current salaries. 

Admission requirements are also available online.

For program information call 410-777-7310.

RESOURCES

Testing
For testing information call the Testing Center, Student Union Rooms 240 and 250, 410-777-2375.

Financial Aid
For financial aid information, call Student Financial Services, Student Services Center Room 160, 410-777-2203.

For prerequisites and/or admission requirements, check the current college catalog and attend an information session.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is my first step?
The first step is to attend an information session. Call 410-777-7318 for schedule.

2. What is the average starting salary for a certified pharmacy technician?
According to the wage data from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), the latest wage and salary data for pharmacy technicians are as follows:

General medical and surgical hospitals: $13.86/hr -- $26,611/yr
Grocery stores: $12.78/hr -- $24, 531/yr
Pharmacies and drug stores: $11.50/hr -- $21,504/yr
Other (Managed care pharmacies): $16.00/hr -- $30,720/yr

3. Do employers recognize certified pharmacy technicians with higher pay rates?
54 percent of those surveyed answered "yes."

4. Where do students receive clinical training?
Training is in hospital pharmacies, home health pharmacies and community (retail) chain pharmacies.