Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

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Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

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Pharmacy Tech.

Program Overview

***Pre-requisites: Due to the apprenticeship and testing requirements, this program is only open to incoming seniors who will be turning 18 years of age on or before August 31st of the summer after program completion.

In the Pharmacy Tech program students will focus on the necessary skills to be successful in the Pharmacy Technician field. Students will learn this industry using in-class labs, practice assignments, and a PAID apprenticeship.  Students will acquire workplace skills and professionalism, as well as understanding of pharmacy compliance laws, patient confidentiality, how to classify various pharmaceutical drugs, how to interpret and process prescriptions, and perform pharmacy calculations for various dilutions, dosages, and conversions.

The Pharmacy Technician program will require strong math and reading skills, to complete daily pharmacy calculations and read materials, including medical technical text. This class is perfect for those who enjoy working with people, have strong communication skills, prefer working on their feet and have strong critical thinking skills and self-motivation. Students will prepare for their Pharmacy Technician Exam and participate in a paid apprenticeship during the program, giving them a real-life sense of this career path! Students must provide their own transportation to and from the apprenticeship site or can ride public transportation.

Approved Equivalency Credit

0.5 English, 1.0 Health, 1.0 Science, 1.0 Lab Science

College Credits


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