Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Dean Clinic Pharmacy Technician Training Program

​​​​​​​​​​Do you want a great career in healthcare, but you don’t have an interest in going to school for two years or more?  Well you’re in luck, because pharmacy technicians have a rewarding and fulfilling career with benefits and job security. In 2012, pharmacy technician was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of “The 15 Best Jobs for Young People.” Jobs were rated based on pay, growth potential, and annual position openings. According the 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 35,000 positions from 2014 to 2024. Similarly, In the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) 2016-2020 Pharmacy Forecast, 54% of the panel experts predict entry-level pharmacy technician salaries are likely to increase by 25% in the next four years.  By choosing to become a pharmacy technician you can be assured you have chosen a great a career!

Our pharmacy technician training program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to become a nationally certified pharmacy technician. At Dean and St. Mary’s we strive to be exceptional and we will make sure you are too!

The benefits of joining our program include: 

  • ​No pharmacy or healthcare experience required​
  • Over 400 hours of on-the-job training in a variety of pharmacy technician positions to help you determine where you would like to pursue a career
  • Only 6 months from start to finish
  • Paid registration for the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam
  • Individuals who complete program may be considered for employment at Dean and St. Mary’s​

Program Description:

  • ​​August 9, 2016 to February 3, 2017 ​​
  • 12 weeks of classroom and simulated technician activities at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI
    • ​​​​​Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm
    • ​​​​​​One Monday, August 15, 2016, 8 am - 2:30 pm
  • ​​12 weeks of on-site rotations including experience in a community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy settings​
    • ​​Community pharmacy rotations at Dean Clinic Pharmacies
    • ​Hospital and sterile product rotations at St. Mary's Hospitals in Madison and Janesville
    • ​Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day / 40 hours per week
    • ​No rotations: December 24, 2016 through January 1, 2017
  • ​​Tuition 
    • ​$2,500 (reduced from normal cost of $3,500)​
  • ​Applications
    • We encourage 2016 applicants to complete the application​ as soon as possible because we use a rolling admission process.
    • Accepted starting: January 1st (11:59 pm CST)
    • Early acceptance deadline: June 1st (11:59 pm CST)
    • Final acceptance deadline: July 10th (11:59 pm CST)

Apply today!​​​

For more information, contact:

Jamie Statz-Paynter, RPh, Program Director​
608-250-1415 ​

For more information about our program, read our Frequently Asked Questions

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