SVCTE – Pharmacy Technician
We are a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) high school program offering 28 courses (21 of which are UC “a-g” approved) that prepare students for college and future careers.
The program is free for qualified 11th & 12th grade students who are curious about a specific career path. Classes are offered at an off-site campus with high tech classrooms and industry expert teachers.
Job Shadow Description
California industry research estimates that Pharmacy Technician employment is expected to increase by 18.5% or 5800 new jobs by year 2022. This is due to the expansion of retail pharmacies, the need to replace workers who retire or transfer and the increase in pharmaceutical needs of a larger and older population. Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. They accept prescriptions and refills, assist customers, verify medication information, create labels for packages, prepare medications and manage inventory control of medications and supplies, and record information and data on patient profiles.
30 high school credits earned for the year
Equivalency credits in English, math and science may be available
Training preparation for a job as a pharmacy clerk
Preparation to pursue further education in other pharmacy technician programs