Pharmacy Technician Self-Paced Online Course

Online Course with 80-Hour Clinical Externship

Study to become a certified Pharmacy Technician at your own pace and within your schedule. The Pharmacy Technician online course includes interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs and a student portal with career resources.

  • Tuition: $1,399
    Self-paced eLearning course includes 80-hour clinical externship, six months access, all eBooks, workbooks and related course material
  • Register: Visit Get Started
  • Contact: Call (888) 574-6218 or (866) 217-8931

This comprehensive course, plus an optional 80-hour clinical externship, prepares students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.

This online course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Pharmacy technician role and responsibilities
  • Pharmacy technician certification and registration process
  • Types of pharmacies including the hospital pharmacy, retail practice, long-term care practice, mail order pharmacy, home care pharmacies and others
  • Drug regulation and control
  • Pharmaceutical terminology and related anatomy
  • Pharmacy calculations and math review
  • Pharmacy measures and abbreviations
  • Routes and formulations
  • Parenterals and compounding
  • Basic biopharmaceutics
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Basics of IV solutions and calculating 24-hour supply of IV solutions
  • Factors affecting drug activity
  • Information and pharmacy resources
  • Inventory management and financial issues
  • Brand names and generic drugs

This course includes:

  • 24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
  • Online healthcare content that supplements each course
  • Student and instructor collaboration
  • Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
  • Access to an online community with interactive content and robust student services
  • Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking
  • National and state certification opportunities
  • A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources
  • Includes optional 80-hour clinical externship

Students should have taken math and science in high school. A high school diploma or GED is required to sit for the PTCB exam.

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