Most of the schools offering pharmacy technician programs in Charlotte, NC, are for-profit institutions. Based on distinction, school type and student population, the following college is considered a top school in Charlotte for pharmacy technician studies:
- Winner: Central Piedmont Community College is the only public and the largest postsecondary institution by enrollment offering a pharmacy technician program in Charlotte. Students can earn a certificate in this field of study in the school's continuing education department.
School Info Chart
|Category||Central Piedmont Community College|
|Distinction||Part of the North Carolina Community College System, which is among the largest community college systems in the United States*|
|Location||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,561 (in-state); $8,705 (out-of-state)**|
|Pharmacy Technician Programs Offered||Certificate|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||12%**|
|Noteworthy||Pharmacy technician curriculum follows requirements of the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board|
Sources: *NC Community Colleges; **NCES College Navigator
Central Piedmont Community College
- Pharmacy technician program can be completed in one semester
- Graduates of the pharmacy technician program are prepared to take the national pharmacy technician certification exam
Central Piedmont Community College is a 2-year public higher education institution that offers career training, continuing education and an arts program. It has six campuses and enrolls just over 20,000 students each year. The college's Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Completion program is one of several available in the Health Care Continuing Education Department.
The non-credit Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Completion continuing education program will prepare students for entry-level jobs as pharmacy technicians, and expand the knowledge and skills of those already employed in the field. Topics covered include pharmacy law and ethics, the most frequently prescribed drugs and their uses, chemotherapy and administrative tasks. Students also learn medical keyboarding and basic computer applications necessary to work in a pharmacy.