Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacy settings in clinics, retail locations, hospitals and sometimes in physician’s offices. Their main job is to assist the pharmacist in the preparation and packaging of prescription drugs. Hours may span day, evening, night and weekend shifts depending on the facility.
GED or high school diploma is required for employment and certification testing. A foundation in math and computer concepts is recommended.
Information Unique to the Training
The class prepares you to take either the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or Institute for Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT) national certification exam.
Courses to Complete
- Core Courses
AHE712 Pharmacy Technician Training
Approximate Number of Hours
Approximate Training Cost*
$1,065 (includes text)
Upon successfully completing this training, you are prepared to sit for the national exam administered by either the PTCB or ICPT, leading to registry with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy.
Related Continuing Education Courses
- AHE046 CPR Health Care Provider/BLS
- AHE149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers
- AHE150 Basic Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers
Estimated Hourly Wage**
*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees, etc.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.