Pharmacy Tech

No longer accepting applications as of (5/1/2024). Prospective students, please talk with your admissions advisor for other options.

Serving patients

If you’re ill or injured, you have access to an enormous variety of therapeutic medications, and you trust your pharmacy to correctly interpret and fill your prescriptions. Pharmacy technicians contribute to our safety by assisting pharmacists in a variety of technical tasks. If you’re attentive to detail, organized, a good communicator, and like math, science, and working with people, a career as a pharmacy technician may be your prescription for success.


Technical Accreditation

The Pharmacy Tech program conducted by Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

We have partnered with PioneerRx, the leading pharmacy software, to bring a more interactive experience to our program. Our students can experience a realistic setting that replicates the workflow and tasks of today's pharmacies. Learn more about our pharmacy computer software at, and visit to see how PioneerRx compares to other software vendors.

Illicit drug use, criminal background checks, and immunization status may prevent future employment as a pharmacy technician. Clinical sites, employers, and State Boards of Pharmacy may have their own regulations about drug use and criminal backgrounds.

Career Area
Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • Flexible Starting Dates
  • 1 Term
  • 16 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible

Fall 2023 CBE Schedule
Spring 2024 CBE Schedule

CBE On Campus: Flexible lab/class instruction where you complete assessments at a personalized pace.

Lab availability: Pharmaceutical Calculations support every Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in L231. Other support available upon request every Monday and Tuesday.

Career Outlook

Pharmacy Technicians

Median Income: $36,064.00*


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Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.



*As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. Graduate Outcome Survey data is from 2021-22 Lakeshore graduates.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Background Information Disclosure.
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete the Pharmacy Technician Handbook.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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CBE MemberCompetency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. It is an academic model in which the time it takes to demonstrate competencies varies, while the expectations about learning are held constant. Students demonstrate mastery through multiple forms of assessment, often at a personalized pace. Once all competencies for this program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn their Technical Diploma.

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Faculty Bios

Instructor Bios Books

Rachel Graff

Being an educator for this program is a passion of mine because I am also a graduate from the program at Lakeshore. I truly understand the importance and need for excellent education and training for pharmacy technicians to prepare them for the workforce.

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