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Minnesota State and Community Technical College - Pharmacy Technology Program

Pharmacy Technology Program

General Info

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M. State), a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities System, is a public 2 year college with campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.
  • Mission Statement:
    To provide accessible education with vigor and integrity to diverse learners, preparing them for dynamic learning, living, working, and serving.

The Program

Pharmacy Technology Program

  • The pharmacy technician works as an assistant to a registered pharmacist, assisting or relieving the pharmacist in routine technical and clerical duties and functioning in strict accordance with standard written procedures and guidelines under the supervision of the professional pharmacist.
  • Students, using their own laptop computers, learn how to access patient profiles, input drug orders and print prescription labels.
  • They learn how to fill prescriptions and aseptic technique for intravenous drug admixture in the college's state-of-the-art teaching lab.
  • The work done by pharmacy technicians allows pharmacists to spend more time with patients on medication management.

Pharmacy Program outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the policies and procedures that govern hospital, retail, and industrial pharmacy.
  2. Perform proficiently in the hospital, retail, and industrial environment in the role of Pharmacy Technician.
  3. Prepare and interpret pharmacy orders accurately.
  4. Perform job duties within the legal and ethical parameters.
  5. Exhibit work ethic characteristics of professionalism, responsibility, and dependability.
  6. Apply knowledge of basic sciences to the practice of pharmacy technology.
  7. Communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and colleagues based upon respect for dignity and worth of each person.

Admission Requirements

mission Checklist
  1. Complete the appropriate College Application Online.
  2. Submit high school and college transcripts to M State.
  3. Pay application fee.
  4. Complete a background check required by the Minnesota Human Services licensing division.


Accredited by American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Academic Degree

  • Pharmacy Technology - AAS (60 credits)
  • Pharmacy Technology - Diploma (36 credits)


Minnesota State and Community Technical College
405 Colfax Avenue, S.W.
Wadena, MN 56482

Voice +1.218.631.7881
Fax +1.218.631.7901
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Added: Wed Sep 12 2012
Last Modified: Tue Feb 11 2014