Pharmacy Technician

Technical Diploma

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Financial Aid Available

If you’re ill or injured, you have access to an enormous variety of therapeutic medications, and you trust your pharmacy to correctly interpret and fill your prescriptions. Pharmacy technicians contribute to our safety by assisting pharmacists in a variety of technical tasks. If you’re attentive to detail, organized, a good communicator, and like math, science, and working with people, a career as a pharmacy technician may be your prescription for success.

The Pharmacy Tech program is a shared program with Lakeshore Technical College. You will take some classes at Western and some online or through distance learning from Lakeshore. For more information, click the link below, or contact Western’s Enrollment Services.

Lakeshore Technical College Pharmacy Technician Program Page

Pharmacy Technician
Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Pharmacy Technician

This program will cost about $5,040* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Aide

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Package and label drugs for prescription dispensing
  • Prepare and deliver unit dose to the nursing services of hospitals or nursing homes
  • Prepare parenteral admixtures under aseptic and sterile conditions
  • Receive and inventory drug shipments
  • Maintain records, including patient profiles
  • Facilitate communications for third-party reimbursement
  • Compound solutions, ointments, lotions, suppositories, and other medications
  • Comprehend and utilize medical and drug terminology common to the pharmaceutical environment
  • Practice ethical standards and recognize legal implications of your actions as they relate to yourself, the pharmacist, and the pharmacy

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements


ACT: 18
ASSET: Not Accepted


ACT: 18
ASSET: Not Accepted


ACT: 18
ASSET: Not Accepted
Additional Requirements:

The Pharmacy Technician program is a joint program with Lakeshore Technical College.  Lakeshore has the following requirements in order to qualify for admittance to the Pharmacy Technician program:

  • Pharmacy Technician Essential Functions Contract
  • Pharmacy Technician Background Check
  • Pharmacy Technician Immunization form
  • Physical Examination
  • Telephone interview with a Lakeshore Technical College counselor
    Please contact Vicki Stock by phone at 920.693.1143 or by email at to arrange for an appointment.



The Pharmacy Technician program conducted by Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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