Pharmacy Technician

32-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code 31-536-1

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in hospital and community pharmacies. Learn to package and label drugs for prescription dispensing, prepare and deliver unit dose drugs to nursing services of hospitals or nursing homes, prepare parental mixtures under aseptic and sterile conditions, receive and inventory drug shipments, maintain records and patient profiles, and provide patient service.

This is a Partnership Program

Waukesha County Technical College has a partnership agreement with Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) to offer the Pharmacy Technician program. Through the partnership agreement, the “host” college (LTC) offers the program, but saves slots for students from WCTC and other cooperating colleges.

WCTC students who enroll in a partnership program may enroll in general education courses at WCTC. Most major coursework is taken through the host college via videos, distance education and/or traveling to the host college. Clinical work will be performed either in the WCTC district or host college district, depending on the program of study. Students enrolled in this partnership program will graduate from Lakeshore Technical College, not WCTC.

How Long It Will Take

Students can complete the two courses offered at WCTC in one semester.

Start Date

You can begin this program in the fall semester.

How This Program Is Offered

Lakeshore Technical College offers this program in collaboration with technical colleges throughout Wisconsin. As a LTC student, initial courses will be live, interactive TV classes sent from LTC to WCTC.

 What Makes This Program Unique

  • Receive laboratory training in local pharmacies; participate in real-world, hands-on training furing a four-week clinical program.
  • The Scientific Literacy Lab is a resource for School of Health program students. The lab enhances your learning about body systems and medical terminology.

Courses You'll Take

For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.

This program includes general-education courses as well as introductory and advanced technology core courses. You may also have the opportunity to obtain credit for prior learn credit for prior learning.

WCTC Partnership Programs

How To Apply

  • Submit a paper application by fax to 262.691.5123, email or in person at the Admissions Office.
  • Submit the $30 application fee by check or money order only, made out to Lakeshore Technical College.
  • Submit official high school transcript.
  • Complete placement assessment (Reading only).
  • Schedule and attend a Program Advising Session.

Still have questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2019 Start

  • This program is not currently accepting applications.

Spring 2019 Start

  • This program is not currently accepting applications.


Financial Aid Eligibility

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

For those applying for financial aid, apply online and use Lakeshore Technical College code 009194.


The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.

Learn more about tuition and fees.

Career Salaries

$26,000 – $38,000 annually

Salary range calculated as the 25th to 75th percentile of all wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Program graduate wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates'; entry wages.

Potential Careers

If you are detail-oriented, dependable and possess solid math and science skills, a career as a pharmacy technician may be right for you. Pharmacy techs dispense medication in a quick and accurate manner, and they rely on math skills to measure and fill prescriptions. Strong interpersonal skills are important, as they routinely work with customers.

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Assistant

Transfer Options

Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.

High School Dual Credits

Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.

Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are currently no program specific college credit agreements for Pharmacy Technician. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

There are currently no general college credit agreements for Pharmacy Technician. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Transfer Tips

  • Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
  • Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
  • If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.


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Program Instructors

Program instructors vary by semester through Lakeshore Technical College.

LTC Career Coach | 920.693.1162