Pharmacy Technician Program
Pharmacy Technician Training in 36 weeks
The pharmacy technician program allows students to assists pharmacists in providing medications and healthcare products to patients.
Pharmacy technicians are the communication liaison between medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists and patients and may assist pharmacists in providing medications and healthcare products to patients.
Students gain hands-on experience taking courses that give the student the opportunity to work in a simulated lab and a clinical rotation in a pharmacy. A pharmacy technician is a dependable, organized and compassionate healthcare worker who carries out the orders of the pharmacists with patient care/education. These specially trained and credentialed professionals generally work under the guidance of a pharmacist. As a certified pharmacy technician you will: prepare a greater variety of medications, such as IV medications compound or mix some medications interact with physicians on prescription refill authorizations operate automated dispensing equipment when filling prescription orders make rounds in hospitals, giving medications to patients.
The rapid growth of the Pharmacy Technician, occupation opens the doors for many young professionals to step into rewarding and lasting careers.
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology helps students prepare for careers within the Pharmacy Technician field.
Our Diploma/Certificate in Pharmacy Technician program offers students real-world knowledge and training, as well as the chance to gain valuable experience during clinical rotations at area pharmacies/hospitals.
Learn in the Classroom and Through Hands-On Training
The Pharmacy Technician program has been carefully designed to arm students with the skills, training and knowledge needed to thrive in a medical care setting as a Pharmacy Technician.
The program offers students the opportunity to learn through various means, including:
- Classroom education lead by qualified, credentialed instructors
- Hands on experience in our Pharmacy Laboratory setting
- Clinical rotations through hospitals and pharmacies
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to thrive in hospitals, retail or mail order pharmacies, assisted-living facilities, nursing homes and in-home healthcare environments.
How Does It Prepare Me for the PTCB Test?
The program at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology will prepare you for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (CPhT), administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). More states and employers are requiring certification as reliance on pharmacy technicians grows.
Pharmacy Technician Curriculum
Introduction to Health Fundamentals
Anatomy & Physiology and Terminology
Duties of a Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Customer Service
Pharmacy Skills Lab
Computer Applications for the Pharmacy Technician
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of Pharmacy Technician is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.
Pharmacy Technicians play a key role in the delivery of medication under the care of the pharmacist.
Pharmacy technicians will find employment in different job environments, such as hospitals, retail or mail order pharmacies, assisted-living facilities, nursing homes and in-home healthcare environments.
You will earn a Diploma/Certificate upon successful completion of this training program.
- 36 weeks