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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

The Pharmacy Technician program is a 160 hour program. Both daytime and evening programs are available. The program combines classroom lecture with practical hands-on medical laboratory and real-world externship experience gathered in a pharmacy.

WHAT DOES A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DO?

A Pharmacy Technicians primary job is to receive and fill prescription requests for patients.

The preparation of a prescription requires several tasks. The tasks carried out by pharmacy technicians include: retrieving prescription orders, counting, pouring, measuring and weighting tablets and medications, mixing medication/compounding, preparing insurance claim forms, and clinical duties. After the prescription is filled, a licensed pharmacist (RPH) checks the completed prescription prior to dispensing the medication to the patient.

Classroom instruction: 120 hours
Clinical instruction: 40 hours

WHERE DO PHARMACY TECHNICIANS WORK?

Pharmacy Technicians work in clean, organized environments in such locations as hospitals, medical stores, retail or mail-order pharmacies, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Age 18 (by completion of training) or older
  • Admission/Application Fee $2500 (Minimum down payment is $1500)
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. (Alien ID-If applicable)
  • Valid Identification (passport, driver’s license or state/federal issued ID)
  • Social Security Card
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to pass criminal background check (provided by school) Students should have no felony convictions of any kind and must not have any drug-related or Pharmacy related convictions, including misdemeanors
  • Valid CPR (school provides service for an additional fee)
  • Drug Test 

 

 

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

  • Immunization Record
  • TB Test, School will administer the skin test for a fee. (PPD skin test or a negative chest X-ray no older than a year is required)
  • Hepatitis B immunization (if declined, it must be waived in writing, form is available in our school administration office) 


Pharmacy Technician Day Program - Class Schedule

Class: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday for 5 weeks
Clinical: TBA (8 hours/day Monday - Friday for 1 week)

Start Date

End Date

August 29, 2016

October 7, 2016

September 12, 2016

October 21, 2016

October 17, 2016

November 25, 2016

November 21, 2016

December 30, 2016

January 2, 2017

February 10, 2017

February 6, 2017

March 17, 2017

March 13, 2017

April 21, 2017

April 17, 2017

May 26, 2017

April 24, 2017

June 2, 2017

May 22, 2017

June 30, 2017

June 26, 2017

August 4, 2017

July 31, 2017

September 8, 2017

September 4, 2017

October 20, 2017

October 16, 2017

November 24, 2017

November 20, 2017

December 29, 2017


Pharmacy Technician Evening Program - Class Schedule

Class: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday for 6 weeks
Clinical: Must be available 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 8:30a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

*Special holiday schedule, please contact the school for more information*

Start Date

End Date

October 10, 2016

  November 25, 2016

November 21, 2016

January 6, 2017

January 2, 2017

February 17, 2017

March 13, 2017

April 28, 2017 

March 27, 2017

May 12, 2017

May 8, 2017

June 22, 2017

June 19, 2017

August 3, 2017

July 31, 2017

September 14, 2017

September 11, 2017

October 26, 2017

October 23, 2017

December 7, 2017

December 4, 2017

January 18, 2018

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

People who are interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician are required to take CPR for Medical Professionals and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training prior to starting their clinical rotation. CPR/AED Training is offered by Fast Track for an additional fee. This fee is not included in tuition.

 

JOB OUTLOOK

Employment is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations.

 

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

A high school diploma or GED is required to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) exam