Online Pharmacy Technician Certificate

450 Hours/12 Months/Mentor Supported

The Online Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program is designed for those who want to be a part of a rapidly growing industry and train for a career in an exciting medical field, whether in a hospital or retail pharmacy setting. As an aging population will require the services of a pharmacy technician in ever-greater numbers, the stability of this profession is guaranteed for decades to come. Equally important, there are no pre-requisites to enroll in this program.

The Online Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program enables students to quickly develop a broader range of pharmacy technician knowledge and skills than those who train solely on the job. The curriculum is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of all the concepts necessary to be a successful pharmacy technician. Moreover, upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in a pharmacy and to sit for either the PTCB national certification exam to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCE) or for the NHA national certification Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) designation. These credentials provide technicians with even more choice of where they wish to work, whether in a retail or institutional setting. The Professional Review Guidebook included with the course serves to assist students in preparing for the PTCB CPT Examination. Additionally, the course includes interactive mock examinations for real-world test taking practice.

Opportunities are growing in the dynamic field of the pharmacy technician. Whether entering the field for the first time or looking to develop current skills and knowledge further, this course is designed to help every student achieve a successful career as a pharmacy technician in both hospital and retail pharmacy settings. This comprehensive course includes topics such as fundamentals of the basic sciences, conditions of the human body and their treatments, steps to process a prescription, medication safety and management, and much more.

Basic and practical, the course provides an extensive framework of drug information in a concise format for allied health learners. Discover key drug information by classifications, such as their purpose, side effects, cautions, and interactions, or utilize the resource to refresh your knowledge of drugs. Use the accompanying CD-ROM and master pharmacology through quizzes, games, and case studies. Furthermore, the course introduces students to the fascinating subject of drugs, their sources and uses, taking care to organize the drugs according to the body systems. Each classification is described, along with characteristics of typical drugs, side effects, cautions, interactions, and patient education for each category.

Please note that The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program includes 2 courses. See Curriculum for more details about these courses:

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Introduction to Pharmacology

Why Online Learning?

  • Learning occurs in a user-friendly environment and is accessible to students with little or no computer experience
  • Online courses provide the knowledge and tools needed to stay ahead in today's rapidly changing professional marketplace
  • Online education allows students to access their courses from anywhere there is an Internet connection, even while traveling for business or on vacation
  • Flexibility: Students can attend class in the comfort and convenience of their own home, office, library, or internet café, and complete assignments at their convenience
  • Cost-effective: expenses related to facilities and travel, as well as non-productive time, are reduced

The online delivery of the program requires that students have access to a computer and are proficient at using e-mail, communicating online, participating in discussion groups and conducting online research. The online format ensures that students have the most current information in the field available to them as they learn the skills needed to succeed in today’s increasingly specialized pharmacy technician profession.