Online Pharmacy Technician Certification Training Program — MedCerts

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HI 2100

Pharmacy Technician Specialist

Online Certification Training

Learn the essential skills of handling medications and assisting in a pharmacy environment. Watch our program sneak peek below!

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16  Weeks
Program Length
Certification
$30,851
Avg. Starting Salary
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This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the following states: SC, LA, SD, ND, VA, WV, UT, MI, MD, and OH. Students residing in WA state, this program is eligible for short-term (less than 2 years), temporary licensing, but not long-term.

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We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options Starting at $157 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-10%.

Total Tuition $2,700 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options.

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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.

166,927
Entry Level Jobs in the US
Pharmacy Technicians will see available jobs grow 6.8% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
HI 2100
Pharmacy Technician Specialist

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.

This 16-week online Pharmacy Technician certification program provides comprehensive training in the areas of Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, and Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification program is designed to equip you with the knowledge required to gain the Certified Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) exam.

* This is a Certification Preparation program and DOES NOT contain all required components of an ASHP-Accredited program, specifically the simulation/lab component and a required externship. Learn about our accredited RX-3000 program here.

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  1. Receive and process prescription requests from patients and those sent electronically from doctors’ offices
  2. Accurately count, weigh, pour and mix medications
  3. Prepare accurate prescription labels and package prescriptions
  4. Prepare and process insurance claim forms and manage inventory
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment
  4. Pass a background check

Materials Included

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBook: The Pharmacy Technician
  3. Competency assessments
  4. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches
Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

    • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
    • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
    • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
    • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
    • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Weeks
Duration

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
HI 1017

Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices

128 hours
Length
8 Weeks
Duration

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
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 1017 8 Weeks
Total Program Duration 16 Weeks

Pharmacy Technician Specialist

Job Opportunities

Compounding Specialist (Compounding Pharmacy Tech)

$24,000 – $55,000
Estimated Salary
Entry-Level

Pharmacy Technician

$19,000 – $49,000
Estimated Salary
Career Potential

Pharmacy Assistant

$21,000 – $95,000
Estimated Salary

Disclaimers

  1. This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the following states: SC, LA, SD, ND, VA, WV, UT, MI, MD, and OH. Students residing in WA state, this program is eligible for short-term (less than 2 years), temporary licensing, but not long-term.