Pharmacy technicians have become indispensable to the health care industry, and it’s a great time to join this growing field. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies and be prepared for national certification.
This program will teach you medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications, and pharmaceutical calculations. You will also get hands-on practice in retail pharmacy procedures through an online lab module. You’ll learn what information is necessary to process prescriptions and physician orders and apply that knowledge to fill mock prescriptions. The curriculum also includes the ethics of pharmacy practice and education about prescription medications, patient care, and interaction, and charges and reimbursement.
Students also have the opportunity to apply for a 100+ hour externship at a local Walgreens pharmacy.
Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). This course includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.