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Health Science

Pharmacy Technician (ATD)

Be part of the exciting health science field!

Pharmacy Technicians generally work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist and perform tasks related to receiving, dispensing, distribution, control, maintenance, compounding, manufacturing, packaging and labeling of pharmaceutical products.

Currently, pharmacy technicians are responsible for routine tasks previously performed by pharmacists and for mastering new pharmacy technology as it becomes available. Opportunities for advancement may vary with the pharmacy technician’s employer.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn an Applied Technology Diploma (ATD)

Note: High School or High School Equivalency Diploma is required for entry into this program.

Additional Skills Covered:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Pharmaceutical Procedures
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • CPR, BLS Healthcare Provider
  • Data Processing
  • Employability Skills
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Inventory Maintenance
  • IV Preparation
  • Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Medical & Pharmacy Terminology
  • Medication Delivery
  • Metric System
  • Pharmaceutical Compounding
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Law
  • Prescriptions -Pricing, Typing, & Printing Labels
  • Purchase Orders
  • Record Keeping Skills
  • Safety and Security Procedures


  • Registration processes for Health Science classes vary by program. For information specific to Medical Assisting, please e-mail the counselor at  [email protected].
  • Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must attend a Health Science program orientation.  At that time, information about the required Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per The Joint Commission, will be fully explained. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor for specific information.

    Special Note:

    Standard High School or State Awarded High School diploma is required.

    Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:

    Completing students will be eligible to register with the Florida Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Students are eligible to take the National Certification exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, and State of Florida Ready to Work.

    College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:

    Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by the Florida College System.  Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College.  Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.

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    Job Outlook:

    For information regarding Pharmacy Technician salaries/wages, visit

    Enroll in our Pharmacy Technician (ATD) program today.

    To get started in the Pharmacy Technician (ATD) program, sign up for an ATC Program Information Session.

    Program Info

    Program Length:

    1050 hours (approximately 10 months – full time)

    Program Offered:


    Delivery Method:

    Traditional – 100% classroom based
    Hybrid – Less than 100% of instructional hours via distance education (online)

    Days & Times:


    Monday – Friday
    7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.

    Note: Clinical externship hours may vary.