Pharmacy Technician Program

This program is designed to train students for a career as a Pharmacy Technician in hospitals or pharmacies. The Pharmacy Technician Program provides students with the skills and knowledge to work in the Pharmacy environment. Pharmacy technicians typically work under the direction of a Pharmacist to measure, mix, count out, label and record amounts and dosages of medications based on the prescription orders as well as provide customer service.

To qualify for this program, students will need to submit:

  • High School Transcripts/GED or Diploma
  • Complete a Reading Comprehension Test and or Submit College Transcripts
  • Complete College Health Forms and submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19

August 2024 Cohort– IN PERSON
August 12th-October 30th, 2024 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

Time: 9:30 am-1 pm EST

Location: In person held at: Gerard Place- 2515 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215
Clinical: Two weeks at 8 hours per day (10 days total). 8 am-4 pm (times may vary). From October 14th- October 25th, 2024. Held at local hospitals.

Students will use Trocaire’s Online Learning Management System, Moodle, to complete their classwork.

Students will receive the following services and course materials at no additional cost:

  • Textbook
  • CPhT Certification Exam ($129 Fee covered in tuition)
  • Full funding available for qualified applicants
  • The cost of the program is $1,800 * (Scholarships or Grants available upon availability)
  • Work Readiness Training available
  • Additional classes are scheduled in August. Call for details.

*Check out our funded program at Gerard Place, click here.

Pharmacy Technician Program Application

Trocaire Pharmacy Technician Program

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What do Pharmacy Technicians do?

Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate.

Enter prescription information into computer databases.

Establish or maintain patient profiles, including lists of medications taken by individual patients.

Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs.

Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against invoices, check for outdated medications in current inventory, and inform supervisors of stock needs and shortages.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pharmacy Technicians in Western New York can expect a median annual wage of $29,780 or $14.32/hour. Starting salaries can be $28,910 or roughly $13.90/hour.

The employment rate for Pharmacy Technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028.

Employment Path Possibilities

Experience could also lead to careers in fields such as:

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