Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician
Prepare for the ExCPT and PTCB certification exams in less than a year!


The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are seeking work in the pharmacy or pharmaceutical industry. The students gain knowledge of pharmaceutical laws, insurance billing, and will be trained in calculations and compounding. The program also includes preparation for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) licensing examination, which is an optional certification.

Students learn supply distribution, pharmaceuticals, purchasing methods, inventory control methods, pharmacy terminology, insurance billing, payment collection, pharmacy calculations, federal and state regulations, pharmacy equipment and maintenance, pharmacy ethics, operating systems and effective communication skills. At the end of the program, students will be required to complete an externship.

Pharmacy Technician Program Goals and Outcomes:

• Medication preparation in sterile and non-sterile environments
• Supply, distribution, purchasing pharmaceuticals, inventory control methods
• Insurance billing and payment collection, pharmacy calculations
• Pharmacy equipment and maintenance

Award Level Certificate
Program Length 8 months
Program Hours 31 semester credit hours

Employment opportunities

Certified Pharmacy Technician Department Store Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician Hospital Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Clerk Pharmacy Billing Specialist
Pharmacy Sales Clerk Pharmacy Order Technician
Medical Administrator Pharmacy Call Center – Pharmacy Technician

Course outline is available here.

To enroll into the Pharmacy Technician program students must meet the school requirements for admittance and also prove competency in mathematics.


Have questions or ready to get started? Call us at 847-324-5588 or request more information via e-mail.