Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians help Pharmacists provide medications and other health care products and services to patients. Pharmacy technicians work as part of healthcare teams in hospitals or community pharmacies. Some work in retail pharmacies.

This dynamic programme is designed to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, competencies, and attitudes to meet the needs of individuals who want to start a career as a Pharmacy Technicians.

The roles of a Pharmacy Technician includes:
taking in and handing out prescriptions dispensing prescriptions using computer systems to generate stock lists and labels ordering items receiving, loading, unloading deliveries delivering medicines to other parts of a hospital or health centre selling over-the-counter medicines answering customers questions face to face or by phone pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines preparing medicines referring problems or queries to the pharmacist.

Additional Programme Information


Four (4) CXC/CSEC or GCE 'O' Level subjects at Grades I,II or III (CXC/CSEC) or A,B or C (GCE).
Three of these must be at grades 1/2 or A/B
Compulsory Subjects :
One each chosen from the following
English Language
Biology or Human & Social Biology
Other Subjects:
One other subject chosen from: Agricultural Science, Geography, Carbbean History, a Modern Language, Social Studies, Religious Education, Food & Nutrition, Home Economic Management, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, English Literature, Information Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics.

Vocational Adjustment, Introduction to Pharmacy, Pharmacy Law & Ethics, Communication, Pharmacy Terminologies, Anatomy and Physiology, Techniques in Dispensing, Pharmacology, Pharmacy Chemistry, Pharmacy Calculations, Mathematics in Health Care, Techniques in Manufacturing, Insurance to Inventory Procedures, Inventory Management and Customer Service

Application forms may be collected from the College’s Admissions Office or downloaded from our website.
Additional information about the programme including information on the tuition structure for the programme can be obtained from our Admissions office : (876) 630-1772

Students may start the programme in September or January of the academic year.

The programme is currently delivered full-time, part-time (evenings) or weekends depending on demand.

To be awarded the certification in Pharmacy Technician, a student must have: Completed all credits in the programme Completed all courses in the programme Completed all required hours of work experience

Main Campus

Box 233 Waterford P.O.
St. Catherine
Tel.: 630-1770 ext.538-40

Old Harbour Campus

41 East Street Old Harbour P.O.
St. Catherine
Tel.: 745-4702 ext.3226