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Pharmacy technicians prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist, including measuring, mixing, counting out, labeling, and recording amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders. The median wage for pharmacy technicians in Vermont is $15.48 per hour. Many pharmacy technicians are also offered benefits such as paid time off and health insurance.

The pharmacy technician apprenticeship includes a new credit-bearing course, Introduction to Pharmacy, and CCV’s new Customer Service course, which includes the Customer Service Institute of America’s Certified Customer Service Experience Professional credential. Once you have finished your on-the-job training, you can also sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national assessment.

Related Instruction for Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
AHS 1712Introduction to Pharmacy3
BUS 1712Customer Service3
CIS 1430Spreadsheets3

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