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Pharmacy Technology

Credentials You Can Earn

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.

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

  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Dispensing Medications
  • Sterile Preparation
  • Pharmacology
  • ...and much more

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

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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.

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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

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Meet the Faculty

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Brandy Qualls

Program Director and Instructor

Brandy Qualls received her Pharmacy Technician Certification in 2005. Her background includes experience in retail and institutional pharmacy settings. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Georgia Southern. Brandy joined the North Georgia Technical College faculty in 2017 as the program director and instructor and serves as a Student Government Association advisor.  

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Tiffany Scroggs

Health Care Science Specialist

Tiffany Scroggs is the front-line contact for information regarding the medical programs as well as the tutoring program at North Georgia Technical College. She has been with NGTC since 2001 and has served in several capacities at the college during her tenure, including the areas of adult literacy, human resources, and economic development. She earned a diploma in Business Office Technology at Lanier Technical College, an associate degree in Administrative Office Technology at North Georgia Technical College, and a bachelor’s degree in Technical Management from DeVry University.