2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Jan 25, 2020  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog

Pharmacy Technician, CA [PHARM-CT, 41 Total Credits]


This is a limited-entry program. Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement.  For more information please visit www.csn.edu/limited-entry-admission.


Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program are located at www.csn.edu/gainful-employment.


This program provides education and training necessary to prepare students to work in various pharmacy settings under the direction and supervision of a licensed pharmacist, with a principle focus on hospital and community pharmacy establishments.

After successful completion of program prerequisites and admission into the program, students in their first semester will receive coursework instruction designed to orient them to the field of pharmacy. During semester one, learning modes will consist of a combination of online, classroom, and laboratory training. In the second semester students will receive advanced program instruction designed to further develop and enhance their pharmacy practice skills. Instruction methodologies will include online, laboratory, and on-site clinical learning and training. Upon program completion, students will be eligible for licensure with the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy.

A limited entry program. Students must attend a health programs orientation and meet with a health programs advisor for additional counseling on program requirements and coursework timelines.


  1. Acquire and synthesize knowledge of pharmaceutical standards, ethics, laws, and regulations.

  2. Effectively model the duties and responsibilities of the profession in accordance with defined professional standards and guidelines as well as local, state, and federal laws.

  3. Employ requisite skills and technical proficiencies necessary to acquire licensure in the State of Nevada as a Pharmacy Technician.

  4. Assess preparedness to successfully complete the national certification examination to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

General Education Requirements (9 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Communications (3 Credits)