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Advanced Pharmacy Technology


The application deadline has changed for Advanced Pharmacy Technology to July 31, 2020.

The Roane State Advanced Pharmacy Technology Program is a 2 semester program preparing students to enter the pharmacy field as trained technicians. It is intended to provide comprehensive, quality training to students so they will be able to function in community and organized healthcare pharmacy settings. Upon completion of the certificate program students will be ready to obtain national certification by taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination.

The program has been enhanced with a top pharmacy software, PioneerRx. Students will experience a more hands-on learning experience as PioneerRx simulates the processes and workflow of modern pharmacies.

Employment Opportunities/Salary Ranges

According to the U.S. Department of Labor employment opportunities are expected to be good, especially for those with certification. Pharmacy technicians work in retail, hospital, mail-order, drug wholesale companies and long term care facilities. The median pay in 2012 was $29,320 per year or $14.10 per hour. Shift differentials may also be available in some settings for working evenings, weekends, or holidays. The job outlook for pharmacy technicians for the years 2012 through 2022 is expected to grow 20% fast than average. Individuals convicted of crimes other than minor traffic violations may be prohibited from receiving registration from the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy.


The program is located at the Oak Ridge Branch Campus.

Students enter the program at the start of the fall semester each year and courses must be taken in sequence.

Pass and Placement Rate

The pass rate is 100% for 2019.

The placement rate is 100% for 2018 graduates.

PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) Certification

To achieve PTCB Certification, candidates must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

For more information, please see the PTCB site.

Core Performance Standards


The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists(ASHP) 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; (301)657-3000;

Mission Statement, Purpose and Goals

Advisory Board

Professional Organizations

Admission Requirements

The application deadline has changed for Advanced Pharmacy Technology to July 31, 2020.

Advanced Pharmacy Technology Admission Information

Applications Required for the Advanced Pharmacy Technology Program

RSCC Application Link - Steps 1 AND 2 are required for admission to the College and Allied Health Sciences programs.

Allied Health Sciences Application Information

Program Costs

Roane State Tuition & Fees
All tuition and fees are subject to change by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

* Program courses that are taken in an online format are subject to a distance education fee. A Specialized Allied Health Science Fee of $25 per credit hour will be applied to all Allied Health Science courses. See Tuition and Fees link above.

Books, Supplies and Additional Program Expenses

Visit the bookstore for book titles and prices.

Total additional cost $1,569

Additionally, there may be requirements from the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy that could include, but may not be limited to, registration and an accompanying fee, criminal background checks, etc. Up-to-date information from the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy

Faculty & Staff

Marianna Mabry
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4242


Health Sciences Admission Advisor
Michael Burtch
(865) 354-3000, ext. 4705


Marianna Mabry • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4242 • Click name for email address

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