Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute - Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program

General Info

  • Western Dakota Tech is a public technical institute that serves the western South Dakota region.
  • Mission:
    Western Dakota Technical Institute is a public institution of higher learning where students acquire the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for successful employment.

The Program

Pharmacy Technician

  • Pharmacy technicians help licensed Pharmacists provide medication and other health care products to patients.
  • Technicians usually perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, such as counting tablets and labeling bottles.
  • Pharmacy Techncian perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and operating cash registers.

Pharmacy Technician Program

  • The goal of the Pharmacy Technician Program at WDT is to educate and train students for positions in hospitals, retail pharmacies, and other medical facilities working as pharmacy technicians assisting registered pharmacists in all aspects of pharmaceutical care.
  • Eleven month diploma-producing training program covering hospital, community, and home care pharmacy.
  • Preparation for national certification exam and assistance with job search.
  • Hands-on experience in lab settings in compounding, prepackaging, prescription filling, computer entry and profile maintenance, and i.v. admixture prepartion.
  • Clinical rotations in hospital, retail, and home care settings.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Requirements

  • High school education or GED.


Accredited by American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Academic Degree

  • Pharmacy Technician Diploma, 46 Credit Hours, 11-Month Program


Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703

Voice +1.605.718.2906
Fax +1.605.718.2570
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Added: Wed Sep 12 2012
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