Learn the essential skills of handling medications and assisting in a pharmacy environment.
**PLEASE NOTE: Students residing in the states of South Carolina, Louisiana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Utah, Michigan and Ohio – these states require Pharmacy Technicians to complete an ASHP-accredited program in order to become licensed. If the student's goal is to become certified and licensed as a Pharmacy Technician, please refer to our Pharmacy Technician Professional program, as it is ASHP/ACPE accredited and meets these state requirements.
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What does a Pharmacy Technician Specialist do?
Certified Pharmacy Technicians play vital roles in the healthcare system. In the past, technicians were looked upon as people behind the counter who fill prescriptions and count pills. With the evolving and expanded role the pharmacy technician plays, your professional services will ensure that patients receive the best health care outcomes and obtain the best results from their medications.
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Training Options ForPharmacy Technician Specialist
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Two and Four Year Colleges
Other Online Programs
Program & Tuition Cost
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Up to $750
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Set Class Schedule
None - 100% online
None - 100% online
Personal Advisors - text/call/email access
Professors - scheduled office hours
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Varies - typically videos & presentations
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“My entire experience with Medcerts has been amazing! I participated in a Pharmacy program and they have stuck with me the whole way. Even when I didn’t make my deadlines they still worked with me. Having genuine people who care and true support is amazing. Within 6 months I took the PTCB Exam and passed on the first try! When I say I couldn’t have done it without my team/ MedCerts. I am now officially a certified pharmacy technician within 6 months!!!! I would recommend this program to anyone. Thank you so much MedCerts!!!!! Certified babyyyyyy!!!!!”
Pharmacy Technician Specialist
Receive and process prescription requests from patients and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices
Accurately count, weigh, pour and mix medications
Prepare accurate prescription labels and package prescriptions
Prepare and Process insurance claim forms and manage inventory
Establish and maintain patient profiles as well as computerized patient records
High School Diploma or GED
Web browser with internet connection
Course registration & payment
Pass a background check
Expert-led video based training
eBook: The Pharmacy Technician
National Certification exam fee
Dedicated Student Success Advisors
Tailored support based on performance & behavior
Exam preparation process
Career Services Advisor
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.
Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices
This Pharmacy Technician course is designed to educate and train the student in the diverse field of Pharmacy Technology. The student will be provided didactic coursework in the areas of prescription processing, pharmacy nomenclature, biopharmaceutics and drug activity, dosage calculations, and common mathematical formulas and conversions. Consideration of drug routes and formulations includes tablets and capsules, liquid prescriptions, parenteral and enteral, and insulin and syringes. They will also learn about the advanced roles of the Pharmacy Technician, such as Medication Therapy Management, Motivational Interviewing, Comprehensive Medication Review, and Chronic Care Management. To better understand the business side of pharmacy world, students will learn about HIPAA, drug regulation and control, inventory management, financial considerations, documentation and coding, legal and ethical issues, and communication techniques.
Current pharmacy laws and medication regulations
The primary functions of different pharmacy organizations
The top 200 medications and their purpose
The different roles of the pharmacy technician
How to perform tasks in and around the pharmacy
Total Program Duration
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