Pharmacy Technician Certificate
At a Glance
Our Pharmacy Technician certificate workforce training program includes lectures; an interactive, virtual component; and hands-on practice in a fully equipped mock pharmacy stocked with the top 200 drugs, a sterile compounding hood and other equipment commonly used in the pharmacy setting.
Approx. Number of Hours/Months:
105 hours/3 months
Est. Hourly Wage:*
$17 per hour
Min. Occupational Requirements:
18 years old or older; high school diploma or equivalent; must be registered to work in Maryland
Pharmacy Technician Job Overview
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.
Working hours may span day, evening, night and weekend shifts depending on the facility.
This course prepares you to sit for one of the national pharmacy technician certification exams: the PTCE offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or the ExCPT offered by the National Healthcareer Association. Passing either exam gives the designation of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
Our PTCE pass rate exceeds the national average.
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Prepare to enter the fast-growing field of pharmacy as a pharmacy technician with employment opportunities in retail, home care or hospital settings. Learn the practice of pharmacy and prepare to take a national pharmacy technician certification exam. Begin your review of the top 200 drugs. Learn about pharmaceutical calculations, dosage unit conversions, medical terminology, controlled substances, and pharmacy law, regulations and ethics. Training includes a virtual component and practical experience working in a mock pharmacy. A strong foundation in math and computer concepts is recommended. High school diploma or GED® required for employment and certification exam. You must register for Pharmacy Technician Training I and II together, and courses must be taken consecutively. Veterans: Pharmacy Technician Training is an approved program for Veterans Education Benefits. Call 410-386-8100 for more information.
Complete your review of the top 200 drugs and continue practicing in the mock pharmacy. Learn about aseptic technique, sterile and nonsterile compounding, medication safety, inventory management, OSHA regulations and durable medical equipment. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pharmacy Technician Training I.
Additional Information & Program Requirements
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and the Exam for Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) both require a high school diploma or equivalent. The ExCPT also requires you to be at least 18 years of age. Pharmacy Technicians must be registered to work in Maryland.
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*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only.
**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.