Pharmacy Technician

If you’re interested in the Pharmacy Technician Program, please fill in your information below for more details:

SouthwestTech_Icon_HealthProfessionsWould you like to work in a fast-paced and interactive environment helping provide critical treatments and remedies? The Pharmacy Technician program at Southwest Technical College trains you for counting, preparing, and stocking medications for a variety of scenarios. Pharmacy Technicians work in hospitals, retail pharmacies, medication manufacturing, research labs, and rehab facilities. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to obtain national certification from PCTB or EXCPT.

The 2023 pass rate for program graduates on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam is 86%.


Cost: $2,636.00
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Start Dates: Enrolling now. Click here to get started.

Program Length: 17 Credit Hours
This program can be completed in approximately 10 months, based on enrollment of 15 hours per week. If possible, students are encouraged to enroll in more hours per week to graduate faster.

Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building


Program Outcome:
• Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Proficiency

Industry Certification:
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to obtain national certification from PCTB or EXCPT.

Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements:

Employment Resources:

On-campus Job Placement Services
Local Employment Opportunities

High School Transfer Agreements (High school classes transferring to Southwest Tech)

SUU Dual Enrollment/Course Equivalency (Southwest Tech courses transferring to SUU)

Disclaimer: Southwest Technical College will be seeking accreditation for the Pharmacy Technician program through ASHP. Candidate status will be awarded once a student has started the program, and a site visit will occur after at least one student has completed the program to determine if full accreditation status can be awarded. If the program is denied full accreditation status while a student is enrolled in the program, the student will be required to complete education in another program with no assurance of how many credits will transfer to the new program. If denied accreditation, Southwest Tech shall immediately notify enrolled students of the denial.

SouthwestTech_Icon_HealthProfessionsWe use PioneerRx Pharmacy Software to allow our students to learn in a real-world environment using the most installed software for independent pharmacies. Students enhance their clinical and functional skills by training in this pharmacy system.


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“There is never a dull moment working as a pharmacy tech. Come and learn how to thrive in the pharmacy industry!”

Eliza DeMille

Pharmacy Technician Faculty

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:

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