Pharmacy Technician Training Program Directory
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Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
Code: SD-01
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Program Director: Julia Becker, CPhT
Phone: (605) 718-2906
Fax: (605) 718-2570
Technician Program Description
Program Information(hours: contact/credit)
    Didactic course work: 512/32
    Laboratory course work: 96/3
    Experiential training: 320/8
    Lecture class size: 32
    Laboratory class size: 15
    Didactic course work: 672/42
    Experiential training: 320/8
    Laboratory class size: 15
    Laboratory course work: 128/4
    Lecture class size : 32
    Spaces per entering class: 32
    Technicians: 1
    Interview required : No
    Class Scheduling: Part-time
    Tuition costs: $3,976
    Book/Supply costs: $600
    Uniform costs: $100
Special Program Features:
Eleven month diploma-producing training program covering inpatient, retail, compounding, and long-term health care. Preparation for national certification exam and assistance with job search. Hands-on experience in lab settings in compounding, prepackaging, prescription filling, computer entry and profile maintenance, and i.v. admixture prepartion. Clinical rotations in inpatient, retail, compounding, and long-term health care settings.
Acceptance Requirements:
High school education or GED. MMR vaccinations, accuplacur test, background check.
General Location Training Sites:
Rapid City and Sturgis, South Dakota
Special Requirements:
Ellsworth Airforce Base: CPR certification, various vaccinations, vehicle registration/insurance.
Experiential Training
Number and Types of Experiential Training Sites
    Community pharmacy: 19
    Home health care: 2
    Hospital: 8
    Managed care: 2
    Other: compounding 1

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