Pharmacy Technology



Credentials Offered

Associate Degree

Program Length

2-5 Semesters


This department has programs that are eligible for 100% tuition coverage. 

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Pharmacy Technology

Are you interested in a rewarding career in the health care field working with pharmaceuticals?

Enter the intriguing profession of pharmaceuticals with a diploma or an associate degree in Pharmacy Technology. As a pharmacy technician, you will assist licensed pharmacists by preparing prescriptions for customers in retail pharmacies, grocery stores, department stores, or mass retailers, as well as hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted-living facilities.

Build a strong foundation for your future career with this balanced program of academics and labs which covers basic operations such as:

  Pouring, weighing, or measuring dosages

  Grinding, heating, filtering, dissolving, and mixing liquid or soluble drugs and chemicals

  Procuring, storing, and issuing pharmaceutical material and supplies

  Maintaining files and records


NGTC’s Pharmacy Technology program emphasizes specialized hands-on training in:

  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Dispensing Medications
  • Sterile Preparation
  • Pharmacology

Credentials You Can Earn

Associates Degree

The Pharmacy Technology associate of applied science degree is designed to provide an individual with the entry-level skills required for success in a retail pharmacy or a hospital-based pharmacy department. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Graduates are prepared to function as pharmacy technicians in positions requiring preparation of medications according to prescription under the supervision of a pharmacist.


The Pharmacy Technology diploma is designed to enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for employment within a pharmacy. Program graduates will be able to perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. A variety of clinical experiences is designed to integrate theory and practice. Graduates will be employable as an entry-level pharmacy technician.

Upon completion of the program, students may receive a diploma or an associate degree and be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam.

Career Opportunities

As a pharmacy technician you will assist licensed pharmacists by preparing prescriptions for customers in:

Retail pharmacies

Grocery stores, department stores, or mass retailers

Hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted-living facilities

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):


North Georgia Technical College is an approved PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program. Being recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board allows students to meet the education/training requirement to apply for their PTCB CPhT credential. 

COVID-19 Disclaimer

North Georgia Technical College does not require vaccination for program admission; however, each clinical/practicum site reserves the right to deny a student entry based on their own policies and procedures. Clinical/practicum sites mandate vaccinations against specific diseases such as COVID-19, influenza and/or testing for specific diseases such as tuberculosis. Students are required to follow the medical clearance policies designated by their assigned clinical and/or practicum sites. If a student is denied entry to a required clinical/practicum site based on a lack of vaccinations or testing, the student will not be able to complete the clinical/practicum course.  As a result, successful completion of the program will not be possible.

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Brandy Qualls Brandy Qualls Pharmacy Technology Program Director/Instructor 706-754-7827

The Pharmacy Technology program is perfect for those who are looking for a rewarding career in the health care field and are interested in pharmaceuticals and serving their community in a variety of settings.

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