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Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician Program Overview

Currently the program is limited to caregivers within Providence St. Joseph Health based in Washington and Montana

The Pharmacy Technician (PHM) Certificate Program is an earn while you learn academic-industry partnership program between the University of Providence (UP) and Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH). This accelerated 16-week program prepares students to deliver patient-centered care using safe, accountable, and ethical behaviors and skills within the Pharmacy Technician Scope of Practice.

Program Details

Weekend Labs
(Sat/Sun) 8am-5pm (1-hour lunch break)
  • Jan 23-24
  • Feb 6-7
  • Feb 20-21
  • Mar 6-7

 

Weekend Labs are located in Providence St. Patrick in Missoula, MT; Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA; Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, WA and Swedish Ballard in Seattle, WA.

Application Information
  • Application: Complete the online application – Click here.
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcript showing completion of a high school diploma or GED must be sent by the high school or agency to the university.Β  Mail to University of Providence, 1301 20th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405
  • Students must have graduated from high school.
Program Admission Requirements

There are two paths to enter the program:

  1. Earn while you learn program
  2. Non-Earn/Self pay program

Students must be interviewed and accepted by a Providence Pharmacy

Program Cost

Total cost for PSJH caregivers and their dependents: $283/credit, 20 credits, $5660.

Additional Costs
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam fee: $129
  • Fees for lab materials: $400
  • Scrubs – 2 sets: $80 (if applicable)
  • Textbooks: $185
  • Pharmacy Assistant/Tech-in-Training License: $35
Program Format
  • Six 8-week courses over 16 weeks.
  • One semester typically lasts 4 months.
  • Each 16-week semester is divided into two 8-week blocks.
  • The program is taught by experienced licensed Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians who, in addition to teaching, work in roles in pharmacies, allowing each to bring a real-world perspective to the courses.
  • Cohort model, all courses must be taken in order.
  • Cohort start date: August and January of each year.
  • Expected class size: 10 students.
Program Curriculum
  • XPHM 100 Introduction to Pharmacy
  • XPHM 110 Pharmacy Practice I
  • XPHM 120 Pharmacy Practice II
  • XPHM 130 Pharmacy Practice III
  • XPHM 140 Pharmacy Tech Exam Prep
  • XPHM 195 Pharmacy Internship
Lab Locations
  • Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT
  • Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA
  • Swedish Ballard in Seattle, WA
  • Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Wall, WA
Employment Forecast

Students may be offered employment as a Pharmacy Technician within the PSJH system upon completing the program and passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. Students in Washington must obtain a Pharmacy Assistant License with the Pharmacy Tech in Training form attached to application.Β Students in Montana must obtain tech in training license prior to entering the clinical internship.

Degree

CERT

Contact Information

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