Health Science

Pharmacy TechPharmacy Technician - Diploma

The Pharmacy Technician diploma enables students to prepare and dispense medications under the supervision of a registered pharmacist and to assume other pharmacy-technician duties in both retail and hospital settings. HGTC’s curriculum combines classroom and experiential learning, with students training in pharmacies to experience the duties carried out by the pharmacist and pharmacy technician in preparing medications, filling prescriptions, pricing, recording patient profiles, calculating medications, compounding IV fluids, handling controlled substances, and other pharmacy-related duties. Students planning to transfer to a Baccalaureate Pharmacy program should consult the Program Director for the course selection information.

The Pharmacy Technician program is accredited. For more information about HGTC’s accreditations, click here.

Credit Requirements: 45 semester credit hours

Career Outlook

Pharmacy technicians can find employment in the following settings:

  • Hospital pharmacies
  • Retail pharmacies
  • Chain drugstores
  • Independent drugstores
  • Mass merchandisers (Wal-Mart, Target, Sam’s, Costco, K-Mart, etc.)
  • Clinic pharmacies
  • Mail-order prescription pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical companies

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College’s Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

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Mandatory Information Session

Applicants must attend a Pharmacy Technician information session as indicated in the Admissions letter. Contact the Program Director for more information.

Policy & Procedures Manual Clinical Manual

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