Pharmacy Technician Studies

Why Choose NPC's Pharmacy Technician Studies?

Need help paying
for this class?

NPC Friends & Family is offering seven grants district-wide specifically for PHT 102 students. You must submit your applications no later than Noon on Monday, July 10, 2017.

This is a competitive grant! Only seven grants are available district-wide, so present your case clearly and compellingly in your essay. This is a reimbursement grant! You will not be awarded directly. Rather, the $500 award will be credited to your NPC student account to pay for costs associated with tuition, books and course fees for PHT 102 – Fall 2017 ONLY. You will be notified of the status of your application by July 10, 2017.

Submit the following:

  • Your Degree Plan/Intent (contact an NPC Academic Adviser)
  • Your proof of registration in PHT 102 for Spring 2017
  • Completed NPC Friends & Family Scholarship Cover Letter
  • An essay explaining why the applicant would be the best candidate for the grant, describing the applicant's financial need.

For more information, contact NPC Friends & Family Executive Director Betsyann Wilson, (928) 536-6245 or email.

Fall 2017 Classes
in Winslow, Snowflake
and Whiteriver

On Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
6 to 9, August 22 to December 5.

See an Academic Adviser Today
to Start the Registration Process!
Must be legal U.S. resident and pass criminal background check.

The NPC Pharmacy Technician course provides the broad range of knowledge necessary for students wishing to enter this field. Topics include introduction to medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy as related to the pharmacology of medications as well as studies in pharmaceutical calculations.

The one-semester course also provides you with the knowledge required to pass the national certification exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PCTB). Certification gives you that helpful edge when seeking employment in this area.

  • For your convenience, the class is generally offered at the centrally-located Snowflake campus during the evening.
  • Per credit cost of tuition at NPC is the lowest in the state of Arizona. You spend less to acquire a quality educational experience in this growing health care field.

About Our Program

Pharmacy Technician studies have been designed for students with basic keyboarding skills of approximately 25 words per minute. Additionally, in order to enroll for the 8-credit hour PHT 102 Pharmacy Technician course, a student must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or the equivalent, and have passed ASSET/COMPASS placement tests with reading scores of 36/65 and numerical scores of 34/35.

  • EMT 104 (CPR and First Aid) or an equivalent must be taken in advance of
    or at the same time as the PHT 101 course.
  • As part of the required Externship, students must present a DPS Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card and Pharmacy Technician Trainee license with no restrictions. Information and forms to acquire these documents are presented in class. Proof of legal United States residency is also required for the Trainee license.

Degree/Certificate Options

This course provides the necessary information required to pass the national certification exam of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).


Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase 9 percent over the next eight years much faster than the average for all occupations. The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people will spur demand for technicians. In addition, as scientific advances bring treatments for an increasing number of conditions, more pharmacy technicians will be needed to fill a growing number of prescriptions. There will be opportunities for full- and part-time work, especially for technicians with formal training or previous experience.

Mean Arizona annual earnings:
  (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016 SOC 29-2052)

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Cathy Reed, Secretary to the Dean

White Mountain Campus - Show Low Ponderosa Center - Rm. 111

(800) 266-7845 ext. 6136
(928) 532-6790

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."  Gainful employment disclosure information can be found for specific programs regarding tuition and fees and median loan debt, completion and job placement rates, and jobs related to the program on the web page for each program area.

We hope this information is helpful to our current and prospective students as you make your career and educational choices. For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please read this letter from the U.S. Department of Education (7-page PDF).


    Information on all eligible NPC programs can be found in the Gainful Employment Data Archives.