Pharmacy technicians are critical members of the healthcare team and are essential to providing patients with safe and effective medication therapy. A pharmacy technician works closely with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in diverse settings such as hospitals, clinics, and community pharmacies. Technicians perform vital functions to support the patient care efforts of the pharmacy team with roles and responsibilities that continue to expand and evolve. In many pharmacies, technicians:
Accurately prepare and distribute patient medications;
Prepare sterile medicines including those used to treat cancer;
Collect accurate patient information
Process third party billing claims and assist with prior authorization completion;
Work directly with patients to obtain medication histories and reconciliation;
Assist in the management of investigational drug studies;
Use technology to help maintain accurate patient records, medication inventory, and orders
Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Pharmacy Technicians on average make about $36,740 annually, which is about $17.66 per hour.
Our Pharmacy Technician course is 6 weeks long. During the course students will learn accurate patient information collection techniques, calculations, drug classifications, how to prepare and dispense medications, and laws surrounding the Pharmacy Technician profession. Our curriculum is built to ensure student success. We build on the information we learn each week. Each week the students’ knowledge about the pharmacy technician profession, to ensure their success in this fulfilling allied health profession.
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm.
This class is ideal for college students who are looking to work while they are attending school, recent high school graduates who are looking to get a foot in the door for the medical profession, and anyone who would like to look for a change of pace in their career.
What is Covered in Pharmacy Tech Training
Pharmacy Technician Overview
Laws, Regulations, and Controlled Substances
Drug Classifications and Frequently Prescribed Medications
Prescription and Medication Order Intake and Entry
Preparing and Dispensing Prescriptions
Sterile and Nonsterile Products, Compounding, Unit Dose and Repackaging
Medication Safety and Quality Assurance
Schedules for Training January 9 - February 15, 2024 February 20 - March 28, 2024 April 2 - May 9, 2024 June 25 - August 1, 2024 August 6 - September 12, 2024 September 24 - October 31, 2024 November 5 - December 12, 2024