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Pharmacy Technician

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Pharmacy Technician/Assistant. 510805

Description

Pharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing healthcare to patients. The Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program was developed in response to a rising need for trained technicians to work in a hospital or retail pharmacies. The pharmacy technician profession has become indispensable to the health care field. With this growing opportunity, however, has also come increased responsibility, and this increased responsibility has made certification an important issue for many industry employers and some state legislatures. Some states now require all individuals who work as pharmacy technicians to become nationally certified.


In all parts of the country, pharmacy technicians must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and must be skilled in the techniques required to order, stock, package, and prepare medications, but they don't need the advanced college education required of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians may perform many of the same duties as a pharmacist; however, all of their work must be checked by a pharmacist before medication can be dispensed to a patient.


This program will prepare you for entry-level pharmacy technician positions by teaching you medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications, and pharmaceutical calculations. The Pharmacy Technician Program will give you hands-on practice in retail pharmacy procedures through an online lab module. You'll learn what information is necessary to process prescriptions and physician orders and apply that knowledge to fill mock prescriptions. The curriculum also includes the ethics of pharmacy practice and education about prescription medications, patient care, and interaction, and charges and reimbursement.

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

52

Hours

400

Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent

School

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC)

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Training Location(s)

One College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas

Local WIB

5025 - Northwest

Name of Credential

Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT)

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

N/A

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued at 100% to registrants who withdraw at least three (3) business days prior to the start of class. Request for cancellation must be made in writing to WEDMarketplace@nwacc.edu.

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

In-State/District Tuition

$2,995.00

Total In-State Program Cost

$2,995.00

Demand Occupation(s)

29-2052.00Pharmacy Technicians
$18.17 per hour
Required Certification: (CPhT)

Provider Status

Approved

Address

One College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

Phone Number

(479) 619-3127

Web Address

https://www.nwacc.edu/workforce/businessandprofessional/onlinetraining/pharmacytechnician.aspx

Last Updated

May 01, 2024

Created

May 24, 2021

Renewal

May 01, 2025

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