Jefferson Community College


Jefferson Community College - Pharmacy technician program

Pharmacy technician program

General Info

  • Jefferson Community and Technical College, based in Louisville, is the largest of 16 colleges forming the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
  • Mission:
    Jefferson Community and Technical College open the door to quality education that promotes the economic and cultural vitality of community, encourages all to discover and achieve their potential, and provides opportunities to turn dreams into realities.

The Program

Pharmacy Technician

  • The pharmacy technician performs technical functions under the direction of a Registered Pharmacist; including prescription preparation, inventory, repackaging, and compounding.
  • The essential elements of this certificate program include the history of pharmacy, pharmacy law, medical terminology, drug classification and prescription preparation.
  • Laboratory experience and an externship under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist are required components of the program.

Pharmacy Technician Program

  • The Pharmacy Technician Programs include Retail Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Technician I certificates and a Pharmacy Technician II Diploma option.
  • The program is designed to prepare the student for a career in community, hospital or other pharmacy environments, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist (RPh).
  • The courses will prepare the student to take the national Pharmacy Certification Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). F

The Curriculum

Admission Requirements


  1. Enrollment into the program itself is limited, with a maximum of 15 students being accepted in any given semeste
  2. Appropriate scores on ACT or Compass test, interview with program director.
  3. The prospective student should be prepared to submit to background check and drug screening within the first two weeks of class, and the cost is deferred to the student. The Kentucky Board of Pharmacy and the PTCB prohibits persons with a felony or drug related convictions to serve as pharmacy technicians.


Accredited by American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Academic Degree

  • Pharmacy Technicians’ Sterile Products and Compounding Certificates.
  • Diploma


Jefferson Community College
109 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Voice +1.502.213.4008
Fax +1.502.213.4502
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Added: Sun Dec 16 2012
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