Pharmacy Technology

Course ID
Pharmacy Technology
Department of Pharmacy
4 Semesters
2 Years

About Course

This course will first introduce you to the different types of pharmacies, including community and institutional pharmacies, and the roles and responsibilities of each pharmacy. You will then learn the four systems of measurement commonly used in pharmacy and how to convert units from one system to another. You will also be taught how to dispense medication, avoid medical errors, and generate prescriptions.

Entry requirements


The entry requirement into National Diploma Pharmaceutical Technology program is as follows:

  • Four credit level passes in GCE “O” level or Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) at not more than two sittings.
  • The four subjects must include Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and any other subject plus at least passes in Physics and English Language
  • Four credit passes in an NBTE recognized preliminary National Diploma course offered in a polytechnic or similar post secondary technical institution. The credit passes must include Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics


The minimum entry requirement into Higher National Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology is as follows:

The National Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology obtained from an accredited programme, with at least lower credit or pass


In addition to (a), (b) and (c) above, the candidate must have acquired not less than one year post ND cognate work experience

In exceptional cases, ND diplomats with a pass (CGPA of 2.0-2.49) in the ND examination with two or more years of cognate experience in the specific field may be considered for admission into the HND programme.

Career opportunities

Pharmacy technicians work in many different work environments. These include:

  • Community pharmacies (sometimes called retail or high street pharmacy) and hospitals. Most pharmacy technicians work in community and hospital pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical production or sales in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Prisons, primary care organisations, education and training, the military, veterinary pharmacy and pharmacy organisations.