Pharmacy Technology

Here’s the prescription you need to fill: complete three terms of study at Indian Hills, and you’ll be on your way to a Life.Changing. career as a Pharmacy Technician in no time!

Campus Ottumwa Campus and Online
Entry Term Winter Term
Length of Program 3 Terms (9 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Diploma


Whether you’re ready to jump start your Life.Changing. career as a Pharmacy Technician or you just want to take the first steps toward a career as a Pharmacist, we have the program for you at Indian Hills! Pharmacy Technicians are responsible for measuring, mixing, counting, labeling, and recording medication dosages, verifying prescriptions from physicians, and maintaining patient records and insurance information under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist in a hospital or retail pharmacy. Pharmacists and patients will be relying on you, and that can be Life.Changing!

After completing the program, you will be eligible to sit for the nationally-accredited Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).


What you will learn:
  • Fill prescriptions
  • Handle over-the-counter (OTC) products
  • Maintain medication administration records
  • Compound oral, topical and sterile products and suppositories
  • Utilize appropriate interpersonal skills when speaking with customers


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Pharmacy Technology Program details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. career as a Pharmacy Technician in a retail or hospital pharmacy, or even further your Life.Changing. career and apply for Pharmacy School after program completion!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Heather!

Heather Larson, MBA, RD, LD, Program Director, Allied Health
(641)683-5311 or (800)726-2585 x5311
[email protected]