Pharmacy Technician PHT.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 18 - 19 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2017

What is the program about?

This program prepares individuals to perform the technical and specialized skills of a pharmacy technician within retail, mail-order, hospital, nursing homes and home health care settings. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of basic pharmacology, maintenance of patient records, drug-product preparation and distribution and recordkeeping. A portion of this program will involve a simulated directed practice comprised of computer simulations and workbook assignments. The program also offers an optional directed practice in a real world pharmacy. A state and federal background check will be required prior to starting the optional real world directed practice. A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses to complete the program. A grade of "B" or better is required in the pharmacy technician core courses to be eligible to participate in the real world directed practice. Upon completion of the program students may take the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice, including sterile compounding, nonsterile compounding, beginning pharmacology and pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice including handling of sterile products, inventory control and repackaging.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the scope of pharmacy practice including legal aspects of drug dispensing and specific role of the pharmacy technicians.

Career Opportunities

Pharmacy Technician in retail and mail-order settings, hospital pharmacies, nursing homes and home health care sites.


The State of Ohio requires pharmacy technicians to be registered effective April 6, 2018. The Sinclair Community College Pharmacy Technician Program currently meets the training program requirements in this state.

Additional Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information

Outside of Ohio?

Online students who are located outside of Ohio, students who intend to pursue a directed practice experience outside of Ohio, or students who intend to seek employment or licensure outside of Ohio after completing this program should be aware that licensure requirements are different in every state. It is very important that you see our State Authorization page for additional information before enrolling in our program.


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1122 Pharmacy Technician I 5
ALH 1123 Pharmacy Technician II 5
(BIO 1107 OR BIO 1121 OR BIO 1141) 3 - 4
(MAT 1130 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.