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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
Pharmacists working

Our Pharmacy Science Program for 2025–2026

Program Highlights 

  • Prepare prescriptions by measuring, weighing, mixing, and compounding medications.
  • Work alongside and assist licensed pharmacists in retail, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, insurance companies, and government agencies.
  • Deliver great customer service, manage inventory, and maintain the quality and purity of drugs.

Career Focus

  • Students successfully completing the two year program have the opportunity to test for the pharmacy technician, CPR, and OSHA healthcare industry certifications. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn Central Arizona College Allied Health college credit while attending the program at no cost if dual enrollment requirements are met.

Listing of Instructional Topics 

  • Billing and Reimbursement
  • Compounding
  • Dosage
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medication Errors
  • Patient Communication
  • Patient Rights
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy Law
  • State Regulations
  • Workplace Safety

Pharmacy Technician Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.55-$17.98
  • Annual: $26,100-$35,350

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages 

Related Career Pathways

  • Chemist*
  • Clinical Pharmacy Technician
  • Healthcare Administrator*
  • Hemodialysis Technician*
  • Inventory Manager:
  • Mail Order Pharmacy
  • Nuclear Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Patient Support Advocate
  • Pharmacy Cashier
  • Pharmacist*

*with additional education in this field.