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Pharmacy Technician

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Cleveland Heights High School

The primary focus of this course is to prepare students to work in a pharmacy as a pharmacy technician.  At the conclusion of this course, students will be prepared to take the pharmacy technician certification exams (PTCE).

Attaining national certification will allow an individual to work in almost any pharmacy in the country.  It will also make students more appealing to potential employers.

Knowledge/Skills Necessary for Success

  • Pharmaceutical calculations
  • Medical terminology
  • Brand/generic medications
  • Pharmacology basics
  • Ethics in medicine
  • Employability soft skills
  • Critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Prescription transcription & data processing
  • Prescription preparation

Professional Pathway

  • Retail pharmacy Technician
  • Hospital pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher/technician
  • EMT
  • Nurse

College Credit Opportunities

Cuyahoga Community College

  • Credit will transfer to any state school

Industry Credentials

  • CPhT – Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCE)
    • PTCB – Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • CPR
  • OSHA

Club Affiliation

  • HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America
  • NTHS – National Technical Honor Society (for qualifying students)


Anna T. Kiss, CPhT
Pharmacy Technician Instructor
Bachelor of Science in Education
[email protected] 
Two Year Program:
Grade 11:
Pharmacology Nutrition & Wellness
Medical Terminology
Grade 12:
Capstone/Advanced Pharmacology
Lifespan Development Through the Ages 
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