Pharmacy Technician

Start a rewarding career in healthcare with our Pharmacy Technician program, designed to prepare students for fast-paced work in retail pharmacies, hospitals, and other medical settings.

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About our Pharmacy Technician Program

This program provides comprehensive training in medication dispensing, pharmacy operations, patient interactions, and compliance with regulatory standards. Graduates are equipped to assist pharmacists in ensuring safe and effective medication use and management.

Program Objectives

Develop skills in prescription processing, medication dispensing, and inventory management.

Learn to communicate effectively with patients and healthcare professionals.

Understand pharmaceutical calculations, drug classification, and pharmacology to assist in the provision of optimal patient care.

Prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Program Structure

This introductory course sets the stage for your pharmacy technician career, covering the history of pharmacy, the role of pharmacy technicians, and an overview of different pharmacy settings. Learn about the day-to-day responsibilities and how integral this role is to patient care.

Dive into the legal aspects governing pharmacy practice, including federal and state regulations, drug dispensing laws, and ethical considerations. This course is crucial for understanding the regulatory environment and ensuring compliance in pharmacy operations.

Master the mathematical skills necessary for accurate medication dispensing, including dosage calculations, unit conversions, and calculating IV flow rates. This course is fundamental for ensuring patient safety and efficacy of medication therapies.

Explore the science behind drugs and their effects on the human body. This course covers major drug classes, the conditions they treat, and their mechanisms of action, preparing you to assist pharmacists in managing and dispensing medications.

Learn the specific practices and protocols of working in both community (retail) and hospital pharmacies. Topics include prescription processing, medication distribution systems, and customer service in the retail setting, along with the preparation of sterile products and medication orders in hospitals.

Focuses on preventing medication errors, ensuring medication safety, and promoting best practices in pharmacy operations. This course emphasizes the importance of quality assurance measures and how to implement them effectively.

Covers the principles of purchasing, storing, and managing inventory in a pharmacy. Learn how to maintain optimal stock levels and manage logistics to ensure the availability of medications for patient care.

A comprehensive review course designed to prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). Review key concepts, practice exam questions, and strengthen areas of knowledge to ensure readiness for certification.

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About this program:

In-Person & Hands-On


12 Weeks


On Campus

Certification Exam:
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)

Admission Requirements:

Minimum age of 18 years

High School Diploma or GED

Current Immunizations & Health Records

Ability to Pass a Background Check & a Drug Test

Copy of BLS/CPR certification

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