PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY: We’re located in the Instructional Center (INS) in Health Sciences
Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 281 | Fax: (989) 275-6715
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
HEALTH SCIENCES OFFICE HOURS
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.
Pharmacy Technology Program Information and Documents
- 2014 Pharmacy Technology Application Packet
- Pharmacy Technology Program Sheet 2013-14
- Required Abilities for Health Science Students
Students, please note that all correspondence from the Health Sciences Office will be through your KMail. Please check your KMail for future information.
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
The 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.
2013-14 Program Costs
Pharmacy Technology, CC
Out of District
|Tuition and Fees||4,200||5,400|
Interested in becoming a certified pharmacy technician? Check out www.pharmacytechniciancertificationtips.com.
Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:
Associate in Applied Science degrees
- Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
- Nursing – Level II (Roscommon)
- Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
- Practical Nursing – Level I (Roscommon and Gaylord)
- Surgical Technology (West Branch site)
- Vascular Sonography (online)
- Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
- 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
(click on the links for detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)
- Cardiac Sonographers
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurses
- Surgical Technologists
Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.