Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician program

The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare individuals to support pharmacists by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for retail, hospital, long-term care, compounding, and other pharmaceutical settings. Students will learn how to recognize the most commonly prescribed medications and their classifications, read and transcribe doctor’s orders, fill prescriptions for patients, prepare compounded medications, and make IV admixtures. The program includes student participation in a 180-hour clinical pharmacy externship.

Program Length
780 hours (8 months)
Open Enrollment Year Round
Main Campus - Main Campus
Applications Accepted:
July 06, 2015 - July 10, 2015
September 07, 2015 - September 11, 2015*
*Final 2015 Application period. Next in March, 2016

Classroom Availability
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Mon Tue Wed Thu
NOTE: High school students may choose to have a schedule that coincides with the morning bell schedule at their high school. To request early arrival, high school students may visit the Student Services Office.
Adult College Admission Fee
Tuition and Fees
Adult Tuition: Details
High School Students: $40.00 (additional class fees may still apply)
Books and Supplies
Certificate Processing Fee
Pell Grants

DATC Credentials

DATC Certificate of Program Completion

Industry Certifications

National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT)
Utah Division of Professional Licensing (DOPL)
Licensed Pharmacy Technician
Placement Rates
Utah Wages
Low Median High
$12.40 $16.06 $21.25
Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements
Pharmacy Technicians Pharmacy Technicians Change Occupation State: Utah
High School
  1. Verify you meet program Admissions Requirements
  2. Complete the DATC Admissions process:
  3. Meet with an Enrollment Technician in Student Services
  4. Start class