Richard A. Steinmetz Jr., CPhT, RPhT | Pharmacy Technician Instructor
"Studying Today, To Build A Better Future Tomorrow!"
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Health Science career cluster.
The program is designed to prepare students for employment as pharmacy technicians. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the healthcare industry; planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.
The content includes but is not limited to metric system, medical terminology, medicinal drugs, pharmaceutical compounding, USP 795 standards, sterile techniques, USP 797 standards, maintenance of inventory, IV preparation, receiving and handling of hazardous materials, preparing purchase orders, receiving and checking supplies purchased, printing labels, typing prescription labels, delivering medications, pricing prescription, drug orders and supplies, prepackaging unit dose packages, patient record systems, control records, data processing automation in pharmacy, computer application, employability skills, leadership and human relations skills, health and safety, including CPR. The Health Science Core must be taken by all students (secondary, postsecondary adult and postsecondary vocational)planning to complete any Health Science program. Once successfully completed, the core does not need to be repeated at any instructional level.
Industry Certification & License
CPhT, National Certification as a Pharmacy Technician through PTCB
RPhT, State of Florida Registration through the FL DOH
Central Florida Wage Statistics
(10%) 10th Percentile
• Hourly Wage: $10.00
• Annual Wage: $20,800
(25%) 25th Percentile
• Hourly Wage: $11.75
• Annual Wage: $24,440
(50%) 50th Percentile (Median)
• Hourly Wage: $14.25
• Annual Wage: $29,650
(75%) 75th Percentile
• Hourly Wage: $17.44
• Annual Wage: $36,270
(90%) 90th Percentile
• Hourly Wage: $20.78
• Annual Wage: $43,230