Pharmacy Technician

A Pharmacy Technician assists a pharmacist in the preparation of prescriptions under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist.  A pharmacy technician performs all the duties of a pharmacist with the exception of counseling patients and taking prescriptions from physicians over the phone.  Many will find that this is a very challenging field of work. 

The Pharmacy Technician (PHT) program is a one-year certificate program (fall & spring semesters) designed to prepare the student to pass the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination given by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.  Once the student meets all academic qualifications of the program and passes this examination, before August 1 of the summer following the spring semester, the student will receive a certificate from the University of Rio Grande in Pharmacy Technology.

The Pharmacy Technician has several requirements and can be very competitive.  Please view our Pharmacy Technician FACT Sheet for a brief overview of the program and its requirements; along with a suggested curriculum.  It you have met all requirements and are interested in applying to the PHT program, please print and submit a PHT Application (accepted January 1 - August 1).

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

General Contact Information

  • Keith McKinniss, R.Ph., 740-245-7448 E-mail:
  • Admissions 1-800-282-7201