Program Overview

Pharmacy Technology - Diploma

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* This program is financial aid eligible.
The Pharmacy Technology Program prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.

Students will prepare prescription medications, mix intravenous solutions and other specialized medications, update patient profiles, maintain inventories, package medications in unit-dose or med-card form, and gather data used by pharmacists to monitor drug therapy.

Employment opportunities include retail, hospitals, nursing homes, research laboratories, wholesale drug companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Graduates from the program may be eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a certified pharmacy technician.

The Pharmacy Technology program is accredited for pharmacy technician training by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

View the Admissions Checklist and Essential Skills form.

For more information or questions, contact Donna Alston, Admissions Counselor at 919-536-7200, ext. 1122 or Tammie Davis, Interim Program Director at 919-536-7233, ext. 8108.

Spring Application Deadline is Oct 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees



Main Campus, Online

Minimum Credit Hours


Program Stats

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Average Salary

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Average Class Size


Estimated Completion Time

10-11 months

Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
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“I chose the Pharmacy Tech program at Durham Tech because I heard great things about it and I really love it. The instructors are so helpful and welcoming. I feel prepared and confident about taking the certification exam and getting a job in this field.”

—Ashley Oakley