Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

This program provides the student with skills that are important in assisting the pharmacist in preparing and dispensing medication. The student will be trained in medication order processing, inventories, compounding, packaging, use of a prescription balance. It graduates for certification as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the students are eligible to take the National Certification Exam. Certified Pharmacy Technician work as part of the Health Care Team, assisting the Pharmacist in providing optimal pharmaceutical care to individuals. Over the past two decades the role of the Pharmacist has changed considerably because of the exponential increase in scientific knowledge and consequent available technology, and available pharmaceuticals. Also, there is greater understanding, diagnosis, management and prevention of human disease. As a result, the percentage of Americans particularly older Americans, being treated with the wide array of sophisticated pharmaceuticals has increased and the need for pharmaceutical expertise and Pharmacist intervention.

Role of Pharmacy Technician
As a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) you will be qualified to work in all settings of Pharmacy, under the supervision of a Licensed Pharmacist. Your role in the Pharmacy will include:

  1. Interacting with the public and other Health Professionals
  2. Interviewing patients to develop their medication and medical profile
  3. Evaluating prescriptions for completeness
  4. Entering prescription data into a computer
  5. Billing Insurance Companies for online adjudication
  6. Managing and/or maintaining adequate pharmaceutical inventory
  7. Filling Prescriptions by calculating appropriate quantity and selecting the correct medication to be dispensed
  8. Using the Pharmacy computer to generate prescription labels and update patient profiles
  9. Participating in quality assurance by removing adulterated, misbranded, recalled and expired drugs from inventory
  10. Dispensing the correct drug to the correct patient at the correct time

Requirements: High School Diploma or GED /Official transcript required( Contact admissions for further information)

Program Duration & Credits: 17 Weeks
Day Session
: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Evening Session: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Program Costs Total cost: $ 700

Application: $35.00 (additional)
Background $30.00 (additional)
(Scrubs are  included)