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    pharmacy services management


      Program Number: 10-536-1
      School Year: 2018-2019
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: Fond du Lac, shared with Lakeshore Technical College

      Program Description

      The Associate Degree in Pharmacy Services Management prepares individuals to advance their roles as Pharmacy Technicians or to transition into related roles in the work place. Pharmacy Technicians are able to provide a wide range of duties in the pharmacy, and will enhance their technical skills through additional knowledge in third party payment processing and related reimbursement issues, staff scheduling processes, customer service, and enhancing store sales. Marketing, management, and business operations are also introduced in this degree. The program culminates in a capstone course that provides the student with the opportunity to apply their education to a real-life situation through increasing store sales, creating efficient operations, improving management practices, or enhancing service to patients. Graduates will find positions as Senior Pharmacy Technicians, Assistant Store Managers, Trainers, Pharmacy Technician Managers, and many related positions in hospital or retail pharmacies or related organizations.  

      As a Pharmacy Services Management student, you'll attend live, interactive TV classes sent from LTC to Moraine Park; receive laboratory training in local pharmacies; participate in real-world, hands-on training during a 4-week clinical program; and take general studies classes at Moraine Park. For more information, please see Lakeshore Technical College's Pharmacy Services Management program information.

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
      • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
      • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

      Program Outcomes

      • Perform all pharmacy technician functions.
      • Incorporate into practice professional ethics, laws, regulations, and policies established by the licensing state and regulatory agencies (Pharmacy Examining Board, FDA, DEA).
      • Pursue lifelong professional growth and development through self-directed learning, participation in professional organizations, and continuing education.
      • Maintain an awareness of developments in the pharmacy and management fields as they relate to job responsibilities.
      • Manage human resources and employee development.
      • Resolve conflict and build teams.
      • Implement a mission and goals.
      • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

      Career Opportunities

      • Senior Pharmacy Technicians
      • Assistant Store Managers
      • Trainers
      • Pharmacy Technician Managers
      • Related positions in hospital or retail pharmacies or related organizations

      The admission process for a shared program should be completed at the host college granting the degree. Please submit the following to Lakeshore Technical College:

      • College admission application
      • $30 one-time fee
      • High school and other official college transcripts
      • College assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). Note: The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
      • Meet with a representative at the host college to review course sequencing.
      • Check with the host college if any additional steps are required.

      Transfer Opportunities

      Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

      Additional Information

      *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

      For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.