Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Program

MedCertify’s online Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for NHA’s Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and an exciting new career in the pharmaceutical field. In 6 months or less, you will learn, at your own pace, the skills needed to be a certified pharmacy technician. Along with certification prep and job training, our staff will help you enter the workforce through career development.

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Online

Course Style

6 Months

Duration

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Jump-start a Rewarding New Career!

Online

Course Style

6 Months

Duration

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Courses

Total Flexibility

Online, on-demand training so you can study at your time and pace on any device – total flexibility.

6-Month Access

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

 

Tech Support

Online technical support with step-by-step instructions available when needed.

Courses

Courses

Pharmacy Technician – 16 Weeks

Professional Office Development (POD) – 2 Weeks

Program Total Duration – 18 Weeks

Pharmacy Technician Overview

MedCertify’s Pharmacy Technician program teaches the knowledge and skills needed to be an integral part of pharmacy practice. Skills learned through the online program include:

  • How to handle medication
  • Processing medication orders
  • Billing, reimbursement, and inventory management
  • Sterile and non-sterile medication compounding
  • Medication Safety
  • The technology associated with pharmacy offices
  • Regulations and quality assurance

As a pharmacy technician, your role is to assist the office’s pharmacists, interact with customers, and comply with FDA policies. Pharmacy technicians work in retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, clinical pharmacies, home health care pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Observation or Externship

Students will have the option to complete an observation/externship to get more hands-on skills for their new career.  If the student chooses to accept their observation/externship it requires the following:

  • At least 40 hours of Observation or Externship.
  • Must be under the direct supervision of Clinic, Pharmacy or Healthcare facility.
  • Obtain experience in both the Clinical and Administrative areas during their observation/externship period.

Externship Partners

Career & Certification

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

PTCB advances medication safety by credentialing technicians who are qualified to support pharmacists and patient care teams in all practice settings.

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Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

The National Healthcareer Association prepares the next generation of healthcare workers through validated, nationally recognized certifications.

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Career Paths
  • Acute care pharmacy technicians
  • Special pharmacy technicians
  • Retail pharmacy technicians
  • Compounding Pharmacy Technician
  • Customer Service Pharmacy Technician
Job Outlook

At 4 percent, Pharmacy Technicians’ job growth is slower than average compared to other occupations from 2020 to 2030.

Even with limited growth, Pharmacy Technicians are projected to have 31,700 job openings per year over the next decade. Most opens are estimated to be a result of occupational transfers or exiting the labor market.

Earning Potential

According to BLS.GOV, The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $35,100 in May 2020.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Mentor Support

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

Exam Fee

One certification exam fee is covered by us with tuition. *Ask for more details.

Tuition

Scholarship Options Are Available

Students who enroll in MedCertify’s career training programs come from different backgrounds. Whether you’re a first-time student, recently unemployed or just seeking a new career, we provide different scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education. Please speak with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your scholarship options and opportunities.

Military Spouses

The MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) Scholarship is strictly for military spouses and is used as a workforce development program. In addition, the MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 tuition assistance.

This scholarship will help military spouses cover the entire cost of courses at MedCertify as they pursue certificates and certifications necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high growth portable career fields, and occupations. Let an Admission Representative discuss the scholarship with you today!

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Army Soldiers

The Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program provides qualifying soldiers with up to $4,000 in educational benefits. Soldiers can utilize these benefits to pay for all necessary books, supplies, and associated materials required for an approved training course and/or exam. Utilization of this program helps to increase the Soldier’s value to and competitiveness of the Army through helping Soldiers attain industry recognized credentials. Credentialing Soldiers helps to improve overall Army readiness through retention of quality Soldiers. This further enhances Soldiers career progression, and provides Soldiers with skills and capabilities reflective of civilian qualifications. Funding is provided for voluntary off-duty courses and/or exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential listed in the Army CA website.

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Separated Veterans

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) implemented Priority of Service for all Veterans to provide scholarship assistance through SWAs, local WIBs, One‐Stop Career Centers, and other targeted grantees. 

Priority of service means the right of veterans to take precedence over a non‐covered person in obtaining all employment and training services.

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Unemployment

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program offers scholarships to certain dislocated workers in the United States. Adults that have been terminated or laid off (including self-employed), eligible for or exhausted unemployment income and unlikely to return to industry or occupation are eligible for this scholarship. 

Spouses of a member of the Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment may also be eligible.

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Low Income

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help improve the public workforce system and help low income adults and other eligible adults meeting certain criteria. WIOA also helps employers hire and retain skilled workers. MedCertify has partnered with the Department of Labor to offer courses that prepare students for national certification in the medical, business, and IT fields.

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