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Pharmacy Technology Degrees

PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY: We’re located in the Instructional Center (INS) in Health Sciences

Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 281 | Fax: (989) 275-6715

Program Advisors

Anne Essmaker, Academic Advisor for students with last names L-Z
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416

Shawn Ott, Academic Advisor for students with last names A-K
(989) 275-5000, ext. 426

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Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Closed Friday

Pharmacy Technicians are in high demand! You could be one in an academic year. Get your certificate in Pharmacy Technology at Kirtland Community College.

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Pharmacy Technology Program Information and Documents

We are currently accepting applications to our Pharmacy Technology program for the Fall 2015 semester.

The Pharmacy Technology program at Kirtland Community College will give you a future filled with good income, a flexible work schedule and job mobility. You could land a secure job in a growing field by earning your Pharmacy Technology Certificate through Kirtland Community College’s online and hybrid courses.

You can take the majority of your Pharmacy Technology classes online; earn your certificate and save some money while you’re at it by:

  • limiting travel to campus
  • reducing wear and tear on your vehicle, and
  • eliminating the need for daycare services

Kirtland Community Colelge pharmacy technology certificateThe Pharmacy Technology program at Kirtland is a two-semester certificate program that will prepare you for many entry-level pharmacy technician positions. During the second semester of the program, you will spend 288 hours in an internship under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

Once you graduate from Kirtland’s hybrid 25-credit-hour program and clinical experience in the second semester, you will be eligible to take a national certification exam and you’ll be qualified to work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. You will be able to order, stock and package medications in hospitals, retail pharmacies, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and mail-order or online service companies.

Median income levels for Pharmacy Technicians in Michigan were more than $13 per hour in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your certificate would make your time worth between $10.95 and $15.88 per hour.

If this is your first time registering for an online course, relax. Kirtland’s professional staff members have decades of combined online teaching experience. Kirtland’s mandatory online orientation will boost your confidence and have you ready to participate in live chats, post on discussion boards and download coursework.

2014-15 Program Costs

Pharmacy Technology, CCIn DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees4,2005,400
Miscellaneous Expenses700700

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Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:

Associate in Applied Science degrees

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) (Roscommon)
  • Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
  • Health Information Technology (online)


  • Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
  • Practical Nursing (PN) (Roscommon)
  • Surgical Technology (West Branch)


  • Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
  • Phlebotomy Technician Course (Roscommon)

Partnership Programs

  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Mid Michigan Community College

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.


“I’m a busy mom of three teens. I could live my day-to-day, hectic life and work on my homework.”

— Kaulana, Kirtland online student

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