Dane County School Consortium

Preparing Students For College & Careers

A Leader in Youth Apprenticeship Programs

Pharmacy Tech Assistant

Pharmacy apprentice at work.


The Wisconsin Health Services—Pharmacy YA Program is designed to provide students with a working understanding of core employability and pharmacy technician skills, as well as occupational skills that serve as the standard for pathways in the pharmacy industry. This program provides the framework for educators and industry to work together to produce work ready, entry-level employees that will compete favorably in a global market, as well as provide for post-secondary educational advancement while integrating work-based learning in the school and worksite.
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT YA PATHWAY OPTION—1 year option
 Pharmacy Technician
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This Youth Apprenticeship occupational area focuses on Manufacturing pathway. YA students acquiring basic skills pertinent to understanding and working in careers to plan, manage, and perform processing of materials into products. The Production units (Assembly and Packaging, Manufacturing Processes, Machining, Welding) allow students to work with a variety of equipment and processes to transform materials into parts or products. The Production Operations Management unit gives students a chance to plan and manage processes that monitor and ensure that materials and products are produced according to specification in an efficient manner. The Maintenance, Installation, and Repair units (Basic and Advanced Industrial Equipment) allow students to monitor, troubleshoot, and repair the equipment necessary for production operations.

  • Entering junior or senior status
  • Display a genuine interest in the Engineering and Technology Pathway
  • Submit a completed application along with references
  • Interview effectively and get hired
  • Maintain a high level of attendance
  • Secure transportation to the job
  • On track for high school graduation

Students enrolled in Pharmacy Technician program will have the opportunity to take the DCSC Tuesday evening, “Pharmacy Technician” training program. This course typically runs from 4:30-7pm on Wednesdays’s during the school calendar.

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