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Pharmacy Technician Program

This comprehensive 50 hour online program will prepare students to work as pharmacy technicians in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

Pharmacy Technician Program includes:

  • The history of pharmacy; and the retail, hospital, home health, mail order and institutional pharmacies
  • The role of the pharmacy technician; drug regulations and controls and HIPAA
  • An extensive review of Pharmacy Calculations and pharmacy math – critical to PTCB certification
  • Drug Classifications and the “Top 200 Drug Review”; and major classes of drugs including top brand names and generic drugs
  • Basic Biopharmaceuticals and a review of “Routes and Formulations"
  • A review of Parenterals and Drug Compounding
  • Aseptic technique and the handling of sterile products
  • Prescription Interpretation; Parts of a Prescription Label; Parts of a Written Prescription; and Auxiliary Labels
  • Inventory management and financial issues
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), demonstration of TPN admixture, hands-on practice of IV admixture; basics of IV solutions; calculating 24 hour supply of IV solutions; etc.
  • National Certification: Students would be eligible to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please email with (course name) in the subject line to be added to our course interest list and receive course schedule updates.