Pharmacy Technician

This program offers a sequence of courses which prepare students for education and careers in the Health Science career cluster. The program is designed to prepare students for employment as pharmacy technicians. Our aging population, the increased use of medical technologies for diagnosis and treatment, and the resulting demand for healthcare services assure us that Healthcare will continue to be the fastest-growing industry sector. St. Lucie Public School’s Allied Health programs offer students opportunities for certifications that lead to entry-level jobs in healthcare, as well as articulated credits to continue their educational and career pathway at the college level. Note: Regarding completion of Anatomy and Physiology (2000350): this course or its substitutions do not meet requirements for an "Equally Rigorous Science" credit.

Program Offered At
Potential Industry Certifications / Credentials

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Areas of Study

Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB)

  • Designed to prepare students for employment as pharmacy technicians.
  • Preparation, receiving, and handling of medications.
  • Patient record system and data processing.
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Collect patient histories, maintain medical records, process insurance claims
  • Prepare patients for procedures and take vital signs
  • Assist physicians during procedures, collect samples, and run tests in the lab
Students gain real world experience through contact hours in clinical settings at local health science facilities.

This program supports students' college and career readiness. Students are college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in college credit-bearing courses within an associate or bachelor degree program without the need for remediation. Students need these same attributes and levels of achievement to enter and succeed in post-secondary workforce education or to enter a career path offering a living wage and future advancement.