South Carolina Pharmacy Technician Training Programs

South Carolina pharmacy technician training programs

According to the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR),  pharmacy technicians must be certified/registered in the state to practice as a pharmacy technician. The LLR lists the following information pertaining to certification:

Pharmacy Technician State Certification Requirements

As of January 1, 2005, requirements for state certification are:

1. Current Pharmacy Technician Registration

2. Submit a copy of high school diploma or GED.

3. Complete a formal academic training program that includes:

a. introduction to pharmacy and health care systems;

b. pharmacy law and ethics;

c. pharmacy calculations;

d. pharmacology;

(1) Anatomy and physiology;

(2) Therapeutic agents;

(3) Non-prescription drugs;

e. pharmacy operations;

(1) drug distribution systems;

(2) records management and inventory control;

(3) ambulatory and institutional practice;

f. compounding;

(1) aseptic technique;

(2) nonsterile compounding;

g. general education;

(1) medical terminology;

(2) interpersonal relations;

(3) communications;

(4) computers/keyboarding;

h. problem solving/critical thinking;

i. experiential training (practical experience).

A certificate, diploma, or degree from a formal academic pharmacy technician training program must be accredited by American Society of Health System Pharmacist (ASHP).

4.   Pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.

5.  Complete an Affidavit of Experience certifying completion of 1,000 hours of practice (in additional to the experiential training component of education) under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

Fortunately, the state of South Carolina has a sizable collection of accredited pharmacy technician training programs to choose from. The list below includes some of the most popular programs in the state. 

South Carolina Schools with Pharmacy Technician Training Programs:

Pharmacy Technician Programs - Major South Carolina Colleges and Universities

Central Carolina Technical College - Sumter

Newberry College - Newberry

Pharmacy Technician Programs – Other South Carolina Colleges

Clemson University - Clemson 

Denmark Technical College - Denmark 

Greenville Technical College - Greenville 

Horry-Georgetown Technical College - Conway 

Midlands Technical College - West Columbia 

Piedmont Technical College - Greenwood 

Spartanburg Community College - Spartanburg 

Technical College of the Lowcountry - Beaufort 

Trident Technical College - Charleston