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The Pharmacy Technician Entry Level Certificate of Completion is an open enrollment program. Entry Level courses begin each fall and spring semesters.

Enrollment into the Pharmacy Technician Advanced Level Associate of Applied Science degree program requires students to have graduated from an ASHP/ACPE accredited program and departmental approval. Please contact the Pharmacy Technology Program Director (William Havins, whavins@cnm.edu) for further or additional information.

Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory, maintaining patient records, and other duties that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians work in various practice settings, such as hospital, community, mail order and specialty pharmacies, under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

The purpose of the pharmacy technician program is to enable students to obtain the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to become registered by the New Mexico State Board of Pharmacy and achieve national certification. The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as Pharmacy Technicians and become contributing members of the healthcare team.

This goal will be accomplished by (1) preparing competent graduates in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains, and (2) meeting or exceeding the criteria outlined in the current ASHP/ACPE Accreditation Standards for Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs and the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy regulations.