Pharmacy Technician

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On campus 1 day per week

To help balance life and school, you’ll take most of your courses at home through virtual instruction and come to campus for labs once a week.

Career Overview

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.

8-Month Program

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.

Work as a pharmacy technician in settings such as

2020 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*


Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $25,400 or less

2020-30 projected growth*


New Jobs

+4% Growth

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet at (visited September 8, 2021).

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Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

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.

All-Inclusive Tuition Has You Covered

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).

Professional Skills Development

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).

Pharmacy Technician Program Information

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.

Skills to Build Your Career

Learn how to perform critical duties such as:

  • Analyze, process and prepare prescriptions
  • Manage pharmaceutical inventory accurately
  • Apply problem-solving techniques and critical thinking skills
  • Employ effective communication skills to provide patient care
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues related to pharmacy

Certification Preparation Included

Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for the following certification exams:

  • PTCB-Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam
  • ExCPT-Exam for Certification Pharmacy Technician

(770) 921-1085

1750 Beaver Ruin Road, Suite 500
Norcross, GA 30093

Mon - Thu: 8:30 am to 7 pm
Fri: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Sat before session start: 9 am to 1 pm
Sun: Closed

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