Become A Pharmacy Technician Today!

A Pharmacy Technician, also sometimes known as a pharmaceutical technician, is a health care worker who performs pharmacy related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of locations, usually in community/retail and hospital pharmacies but also sometimes in long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software companies, or in government or teaching.

Why Become A Pharmacy Tech?

Most Affordable Program in Southern California

Externship with Local & Established Pharmacies

Full Time and Part Time Schedules Available

Financial Aid Available

Extensive Hands-On Training

High Demand & Rewarding Career

What is a Pharmacy Technician?

This comprehensive 3 month program plus 1 month externship will prepare you to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam (optional). Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, you will learn dosage calculations, drug classifications, top 200 drugs, IV flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals interested in working in the healthcare system

Medical assistants

CNAs

You Will Learn:

Medical terminology specific to the pharmacy

Read/interpret prescriptions & define drugs by generic and brand names

Dosage calculations

IV flow rates

Drug compounding

Dose conversions

Dispensing of prescriptions

Inventory control

Billing and reimbursement

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) national examination, or the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. The instructors for these programs will be industry professionals with working knowledge and experience in the local field. Most instructors have at least 7-10 years of practical work, often times entering the classroom after decades in the field. Along with their hands-on experience, instructors provide formal teaching and/or field training experience. The Pharmacy Technician instructor is experienced with working and training in the field of pharmacy and is prepared to instruct on all aspects of the national PTCB exam.

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