Top School in Omaha for a Pharmacy Technician Career

Few schools in the Omaha, NE, area have top ranking pharmacy technician programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for aspiring pharmacy technicians, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Information

There are only two postsecondary institutions in or within 50 miles of Omaha that provide pharmacy technician programs. Based on school type, student population and ranking, the following college is considered a top school for pharmacy technician training in the Omaha area:

  • Winner: Southeast Community College (SCC), located in Lincoln, NE, is the largest school in the Omaha area and the only public school offering a pharmacy technician program. Students can earn a diploma in this field of study.

School Info Chart

Category Southeast Community College
Ranking #8 among 786 national community colleges for Student Success Rates (based on graduation and retention figures) (2014)*
Location Lincoln, Nebraska
School Type 2-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $2,554 (in state); $3,139 (out-of-state)**
Pharmacy Technician Programs Offered Diploma
Pharmacy Technician Diplomas Awarded in 2012-2013 3**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class 27%**
Noteworthy Pharmacy technician program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Sources: *Southeast Community College; **NCES College Navigator

Southeast Community College

  • Diploma can be earned in one year
  • 94% job placement/transfer rate for SCC graduates
  • Integrates classroom learning with hands-on lab and clinical training experiences

Southeast Community College is a 2-year, public school with a large main campus in Lincoln, NE, as well as two smaller campuses in the communities of Milford and Beatrice, along with three education centers. The pharmacy technician program is offered at the Education Square education center in downtown Lincoln.

The pharmacy technician diploma program is designed to provide students with the specific skills they need to find a position within locations like retail pharmacies, clinics or long-term care facilities. Required courses cover basic pharmacology, pharmaceutical products, pharmacy operations, pharmacy calculations, pharmacy law, ethics and pharmacy trends. The clinical education component teaches students how to measure, dispense and inventory medicine in the field. General education coursework must also be completed.

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