Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy tech label and give instructions for medicine

Supervised by a licensed pharmacist.


Pharmacy technician’s duties include measuring, weighing and mixing medical drugs; preparing and labeling medicines. Regulation in issuing medicine to customers, maintaining inventory, and keeping patient medication profilers of specific records or computerized systems are essential elements of training.

Career Opportunities:

  • Pharmacy Technician

Employment Outlook:

Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 4% from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career is $16.87 per hour or $35,100 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1050 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP ABasic Healthcare Worker90 Hours
OCP BPharmacy Technician 1
Pharmacy Technician 2
Pharmacy Technician 3
360 Hours
300 Hours
300 Hours

Total Hours: 1050

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Pharmacy Technician is available at the following school (s):

D.A. Dorsey Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
South Dade Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

D.A. Dorsey Technical College
(305) 693-2490
Jackie Benjamin
Don Hylor Jr.
Ext. 2171
Ext. 2172
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216
South Dade Technical College
(305) 247-7839
Oscar de Leon Ext. 2111


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