ADVANCE YOUR

PHARMACY
TECHNICIAN PROFESSIONAL

CAREER

INQUIRE TODAY
Ready to begin your career journey or have more questions? Connect with a Workforce Training Specialist today!
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25 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

$4,000.00*

Pay in full

TUITION

*You can pay as little as $262 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

What Does A Pharmacy Technician Professional Do?

Pharmacy technicians are an extremely important part of a pharmacy’s operation. They work alongside pharmacists and make sure that patients receive their proper medications. They provide quality patient care by filling prescriptions, measuring and dispensing the required medication dosage to patients, billing and record-keeping patient records, and managing medication inventory.

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Where Does A Pharmacy Technician Professional Work?

Pharmacy technician professionals work in pharmacies, hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.

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Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Pass a background check

Pass general education/math assessment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

Textbooks: RX-3000 Student Workbook and Simulation Manual & RX-3000 Simulation Kit

eBook: The Pharmacy Technician

Simulation Kit

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for pharmacy technician professionals is projected to grow 4% from 2020 to 2030, with around 31,700 openings for pharmacy technician professionals projected each year. The average salary for a pharmacy technician professional in 2020 was $35,100.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this certified pharmacy technician professional program, you’ll learn a number of skills, including how to:

  • Accurately count, weigh, pour and mix medications
  • Prepare accurate prescription labels and package prescriptions
  • Prepare and process insurance claim forms and manage inventory

  • Establish and maintain patient profiles as well as computerized patient records

  • Receive and process prescription requests from patients and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices

COURSES - 25 WEEKS

Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices ASHP
Pharmacy Technician Externship

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN JOB POSSIBILITIES

young pharmacy women helping out patient

Pharmacy
Technician

$19,000 – $49,000
ESTIMATED SALARY
pharmacist looking for medication

Pharmacy
Assistant

$21,000 – $95,000
ESTIMATED SALARY
pharmacy compounding medication

Compounding Specialist
(compounding pharmacy tech)

$24,000 – $55,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

The Certified Pharmacy Technician Professional training program will teach you all the skills you need to gain the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPT) certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

ISSUING AUTHORITY

CPT

Certified Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician certification exam provides the opportunity to work in a pharmacy setting and receive requests for prescriptions from doctor’s offices and patients.

PLEASE NOTE: Students residing in the state of Washington – this program is NOT approved for the long-term licensing of Pharmacy Technicians. The WA Board of Pharmacy has additional requirements if the student plans to permanently reside in Washington. If a student is living in WA short-term (less than 2-years) they can obtain a temporary license.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through  Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$5,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Included
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST!

April is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options, and succeed! Get in touch with her to learn more about the program, Professional Workforce Development, and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

Pharmacy technician professionals should be skilled in technical aspects of the job, such as basic pharmacology, as well as possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication skills.

Most pharmacy technician professionals work full time, and work hours can exceed 40 hours per week. As some pharmacies are open 24/7, it’s not uncommon for pharmacy technicians to work overnights and weekends.

Some of the benefits that come with working as a pharmacy technician professional include job stability, a flexible work schedule, and the opportunity to advance into other healthcare-related fields.

Pharmacy technicians work under the direction of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians take orders from patients, fill prescriptions, and have these verified by the pharmacist before issuing them to the patient. Other differences include certification requirements and pay rates

The exam is only required once; however, to maintain the certification, the pharmacy technician professional must obtain 20 hours of continuing education over a two year period. Numerous companies and organizations offer continuing education. If you let the 20-hour continuing education requirement pass, you’ll have to retake the exam.

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