Pharmacy Technician Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, WITC is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, WITC has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 

Admission Requirements

The first step to get admitted is to fill out a WITC application, and WITC will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full WITC experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture. 

Pharmacy Technician Additional Program Information

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Submit Background Check fee
  • Have an acceptable Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check, National Criminal Background Check Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (if applicable), and other states if applicable
  • Pass a physical exam, have current immunizations and demonstrate negative status for tuberculosis (Tb)
  • Review and sign Nursing and Allied Health Division Confidentiality Statement
  • Possess current certification of First Aid and "CPR for Healthcare Providers" or equivalent
  • Attend a mandatory program orientation session
  • Pass a mandatory drug test

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Pharmacy Technician Orientation-Fall 2018

2018-19 Academic Calendar

2018-19 PhT Curriculum Checklist for New Richmond and Superior  Curriculum Checklists are to be used as a guide. Although your academic advisor can provide guidance, you are ultimately responsible for selecting courses that meet a program's graduation requirements. 

  • Background Checks
    • The clinical agencies that host the WITC PhT students have significantly increased their demands for background check scrutiny over the past several years. Background checks will be completed on all PhT students prior to the first clinical placement. In the meantime, WITC wants to ensure students understand, prior to the start of the program, that if there are no clinical agencies that will accept the student based on the background check history, the student must be excused from the PhT program, regardless of the student's academic standing. This is explained in further detail in the Background Check Disclosure form listed above, under Admission Requirements. 

    • All PhT students are required to complete a Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check and a National Criminal Background Check, which must be completed through CastleBranch. (New Richmond, Superior)  In addition to that, if you are a student who will complete a PhT rotation in Minnesota, you will also be required to complete a Minnesota Caregiver Background Check (see below). Prior to a MN clinical rotation, your program instructor/advisor will inform you if a Minnesota background check is needed. 

    • Your instructor will indicate a due date and to whom the paperwork should be sent.  After background checks are completed, students are expected to self report any changes.  
  • Health Form and Directions 
    • Health Form and Directions
      • 1. Print directions and forms

      • 2. Read Hepatitis B information

      • 3. Complete health information and immunization pages of the form

      • 4. Take form and directions to your physical exam appointment

      • 5. Be sure the physical exam page gets signed and stamped

      • 6. Submit during the first semester per instructor's deadline

  • Uniforms
    • Uniforms
      • The uniform dress code is identified in your Student Handbook. This link provides a list of websites and local uniform shops that sell uniforms. 

  • Complete and Give to your Instructor
    • PhT Functional Abilities Disclosure - See the form listed above, under Admission Requirements.  Read the functions and initial/sign the last page as described. Submit to instructor by designated due date
    • Confidentiality Statement
  • Additional Information 


Contact

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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