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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 Do?

Certified pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists, who review all prescriptions before they are dispensed. Their first goal is to ensure patients receive the best healthcare outcomes and obtain the best results from their medications.                

Responsibilities of a pharmacy technician can include:  

  • Filling prescriptions. 
  • Maintaining medication inventories. 
  • Providing customer service to patients. 
  • Accepting payment for prescriptions and processing insurance claims. 
  • Measuring and dispensing the required medication dosage to patients. 
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Where Does A Pharmacy Technician Work?

Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. 

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Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

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Course registration & payment

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 PROFESSIONAL

Outcomes

Demand for pharmacy services continues to grow due to people living longer and typically needing more prescriptions on a regular basis. Pharmacy technician roles will continue to be in demand and provide job security, growing 5% through 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).   

The largest employers of pharmacy technicians are hospitals and pharmacies, and drug stores. The BLS reports that the median annual wage of pharmacy technicians in 2021 was $36,740, with the highest 10% earning more than $47,580. 

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this certified Pharmacy Technician Professional program, you’ll learn several 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 patient prescription requests 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 PROFESSIONAL JOB POSSIBILITIES

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$19,000 – $49,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Pharmacy
Technician

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$21,000 – $95,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Pharmacy
Assistant

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$24,000 – $55,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Compounding Specialist (Compounding pharmacy tech)

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

CPhT

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 Sallie Mae or 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. 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 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 your program of interest, payment options and succeed!  Get in touch with April to learn more about your program, Union Adventist University and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

Pharmacy technicians 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 technicians 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 include job stability, 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 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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Union Adventist University, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills, preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.