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Pharmacy technicians dispense prescribed medication under the supervision of a pharmacist. They can work in a hospital setting preparing prescriptions such as intravenous medication, or a retail pharmacy filling prescriptions for customers and managing inventory.
You can train for a new career in less time than you think. It only takes 8 months to complete our Pharmacy Technician program. Our focused, hands-on training is designed to prepare you for quick workplace entry.
2019 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*
Lowest 10%: $24,120 or less
2019-29 projected growth*
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm (visited September 28, 2020).
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This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will spend 1 day per week on campus and complete the rest of your coursework online at home, at your own pace. This allows you to spend more time receiving guidance from instructors and gaining confidence while on campus.
As a pharmacy technician student, you’ll receive a laptop to help you with your online coursework, which is yours to keep after graduating. All-inclusive tuition also covers your books, Altierus branded backpack, coursework and school scrubs, as well as test preparation and fees for your Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCB) as well as the Exam for Certification Pharmacy Technician (ExCPT).
Your coursework integrates professional skills development into this program so you’ll have the soft skills employers look for. Gain proficiency in communication, interpersonal skills, self-management, emotional intelligence, and career-building competencies. You’ll also prepare to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam (PTCB) as well as the Exam for Certification Pharmacy Technician (ExCPT).
This program is built to the guidelines of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and is designed to prepare you to play a major role in pharmacy operations. You’ll acquire knowledge in pharmacy calculations, drug distribution systems, and preparation of sterile dosage forms.
Learn how to perform critical duties such as:
Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for the following certification exams: