• Description: 

    The NEWTech Pharmacy Technician program, a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board recognized training program, introduces students to the skills necessary for entry-level positions in retail, hospital and mail order pharmacies. Students will learn how to process prescriptions, prepare IV medications, order and stock medications as well as operate and troubleshoot automated drug dispensing systems. This program will provide a foundation for students who want to pursue a career as a pharmacy technician or pharmacist.


    • Learn how to classify various drugs.
    • Learn to interpret and process prescriptions.  
    • Perform pharmacy calculations related to measurements, dilutions, dosages and conversions.   
    • Learn the foundations of pharmacy assisting (pharmacy compliance, patient confidentiality, applicable laws and employability skills)

    Video overview of the program

    Any combination equal to 3.0 credits (1.5 max per semester)
    1.0 Lab Science (.5 max per semester)

    3.0 Occupational or General Elective (1.5 max per semester)  


    Certification Opportunities: (* indicates a test fee applies)

    • Bloodborne Pathogens (7-hours HIV/AIDS)
    • Healthcare Provider CPR/First Aid* 
    • Pharmacy Assistant License*
    • National Pharmacy Technician License (18 years old, Test taken outside NEWTech)*


    College Credits Available:
    Spokane Community College

    PHARM 101 Intro to Pharmacy (3 credits)
    SURG 105 Blood-borne Pathogens and HIV/AIDS (1 credit)


    Course Syllabus

    Program Uniform Information   

    Course Materials 

    Required Materials 

      • Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician 5th Edition, Davis Guerra 

      • Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician Notebook (provided)  

      Pewter Scrubs – No White coat required 

    • Dedicated 3 Ring Binder and notebook 

    • Calculator – nothing fancy 

    • Access to quizlet (phone is best/computer is fine)  

    • Approximately $21 for fees throughout the year (Name tags ($4), CPR certifications ($6), pins ($11), ectlicensing $70 and Testing $130 is extra) Financial Aid is available through the business office 

    Instructor: Shannon Dale ShannonDa@spokaneschools.org