Pharmacy Technician Certificate
With Pharmacy Technician training, you will assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients. Pharmacy technicians create and update patients’ health and insurance information in the computer, communicate with insurance carriers to obtain payment for prescription claims, and measure, mix, package, label, and deliver drugs. If you’re looking for online Pharmacy Technician courses that can help you prepare for new opportunities in the field, you will find what you need at Brighton.
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Time to Complete*: 658 clock hours or 7.5 months
*Estimated time includes instructional hours only and does not include certification exams or study time
Upon graduation students will then become nationally certified through National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
Why is our Pharmacy Technician program better than those of other Pharmacy Technician schools?
As one of the country’s leading Pharmacy Tech schools, we offer you everything you need to succeed in this field, not just an overview of the basics like many other Pharmacy Tech schools. We will continue working with you even after graduation, providing job assistance when you’re ready. Through our partnerships, you will also have the opportunity to participate in an externship with one of the largest pharmacies in the country. You will not find a more complete, higher quality Pharmacy Tech training program anywhere.
What will I study in this online Pharmacy Technician Program?
The following are a few of the core competencies you will learn through our exciting online Pharmacy Technician program:
- Basic Medical Terminology
- Human Diseases
- Alternative Medicines
- Hospital and Retail Pharmacy Procedures
- Drug Classifications
- Pharmacy Law and Ethics
- History of Medicine and Pharmacy
- Prescription Processing
- Body Systems
We understand finding a position is your ultimate goal. We will help you build your resume and cover letter. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search.
Are you ready to become a Pharmacy Technician? Receive the knowledge you need through Brighton’s Pharmacy Technician courses.
Learn more about our online Pharmacy Technician program by calling 800.865.0165 or click on the Text Us link to the right of this page, give us your information, and a representative will contact you to discuss how you can begin training to become a Pharmacy Technician.
A Career as a Pharmacy Technician!
Our Pharmacy Technician program was designed with you in mind. Our flexible learning model allows you to complete your studies according to your own schedule. You can review lessons as many times as needed, reinforcing the pharmacy tech course materials until you have a solid understanding of all concepts.
Once you enroll for your Pharmacy Tech training, you can get started right way! Pharmacy Tech courses are released one by one to ensure you properly retain the information.
What courses are in the Pharmacy Technician program?
The following pharmacy tech courses are included in the program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning.
|Essentials of Medical Terminology
|This course is an exploration of the systems of the human body, including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, as well as reproductive, integumentary, blood/lymph, endocrine and nervous systems and how they relate to each other. In addition, some of the most common diseases and disorders affecting these systems and the treatments for them are discussed.
|This course will present the study of human diseases, processes that cause disease, and ways in which disease manifests as symptoms, signs, physical findings, and laboratory findings for each of the body systems. This course offers an introduction to human diseases, a study of the mechanism of disease, information on neoplasms, insight into inflammation and infection, and then moves into common diseases and disorders of body systems. These body systems are the musculoskeletal, blood and blood-forming organs, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas, urinary, endocrine, nervous, eye and ear, reproductive, integumentary, genetic and developmental, childhood, and mental health.
|Pharmacy Practice I
|This course and Pharmacy Practice II provide inclusive training in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. This course prepares students to have a working knowledge of basic pharmacology and the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, including law and ethical guidelines for practice. Topics include classifications of drugs; routes of administration, dosage forms, and drug doses; anatomy and physiology of the human body; essential functions relating to inventory control and purchasing; procedures and techniques relating to aseptic technique, compounding, and parenteral dosage preparation; trade and generic names of drugs and abbreviations used in pharmacy practice; and the procedures and operations relating to the manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drugs.
|Pharmacy Practice II
|This course, along with Pharmacy Practice I, prepares students to have a working knowledge of basic pharmacology and the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, including law and ethical guidelines for practice. Topics include classifications of drugs; routes of administration, dosage forms, and drug doses; anatomy and physiology of the human body; essential functions relating to inventory control and purchasing; procedures and techniques relating to aseptic technique, compounding, and parenteral dosage preparation; trade and generic names of drugs and abbreviations used in pharmacy practice; and the procedures and operations relating to the manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drugs. Prerequisite: PHM103.
For more information about Brighton’s Pharmacy Tech program, contact us today.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
You could find pharmacy technician jobs in the following settings:
- Retail pharmacies
- Mail order pharmacies
- General medical and surgical hospitals
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living facilities
Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 31,700 openings for pharmacy technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $35,100 in May 2020.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pharmacy Technicians, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm (visited January 09, 2022)
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- Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of $2,274 and save $300!
- Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!
All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma. For full admission requirements visit: Admission Procedures.
Unless a third-party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are released periodically. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $348 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.
Brighton is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. We work side-by-side with you to help you with whatever your post-graduation goals are. Below are some of the benefits you’ll get as a Brighton graduate.
Specialized Career Course
All Brighton students have the option of taking our Career Exploration course, which focuses on preparing you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, resume building, interview preparation, and building interpersonal relationships.
We realize that your goals as a graduate often include taking a certification exam with one of the many certification organizations. We want to help support those goals and your ultimate success so Brighton provides graduates with a voucher of up to $150 to be used toward the cost of that exam. Call for more info!
This program is not available in the states of Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.