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Online Pharmacy Technician School

Pharmacy Tech School
Pharmacy Tech School

100% Online. Take classes on your phone. Study anytime. Go at your own pace.

You can earn a rewarding new career in the healthcare industry as a Pharmacy Technician. With U.S. Career Institute’s online pharmacy technician school course, you will gain valuable skills that will help you find employment as a Pharmacy Technician in retail pharmacies, drug stores, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and mail order pharmacies. U.S. Career Institute will also prepare you for important Pharmacy Technician Certification Exams.

  • Our Pharmacy Tech classes are designed to prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
    Your PTCE or ExCPT exam fee is included in your tuition- up to a $129 value†.
  • Pharmacy Technician jobs are projected to increase 4% by 2030* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Pharmacy Technician professionals are paid a competitive salary – up to $36,740 per year!*
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to partner with Walgreens for externship opportunities.
Pharmacy Tech Walgreens Partnership

Walgreens® Pharmacy Technician Externship

We’ve partnered with Walgreens® to provide our Pharmacy Technician students with valuable externship opportunities.

Graduates are eligible to take advantage of an 80-hour Walgreens externship. The externship does not have an additional tuition cost, and is available to all graduates who meet the standard requirements. Even though the externship is optional, we encourage our graduates to take advantage of this great resource to get valuable hands-on experience. If you meet the requirements our graduate support team will help you set up the externship in your area!


U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$69 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Online pharmacy technician school training that fits your life

For the full Pharmacy Technician course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Course Outline page.

Pharmacy Tech. Outline

What You'll Learn During Your Online Pharmacy Technician Course

U.S. Career Institutes Pharmacy Technician course trains students in written and oral medical and pharmaceutical terminology, as well as basic human anatomy and physiology. They will be able to perform basic mathematical functions and dosage calculations utilizing metric, apothecary and household systems.

  • Roles of a Pharmacy Technician
  • Terminology and Body Systems
  • Pharmacy Operations and Drug Resources
  • Dosage Forms, Prescriptions, Medication Orders
  • Drug Actions and Interactions
  • Managing Inventory and Financial Management
  • Vaccines, Analgesics, Vitamins, Respiratory Agents
  • Pharmacy Calculations and Compounding

Pharmacy Tech Career Outlook and Certification

Earnings

$36,740*

Number of Jobs

419,300*

Job Growth

4%*

U.S. Career Institutes online Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare graduates for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The average pass rate for all people taking the ExCPT certification 2014-2020 was 83%...average pass rate for our graduates was 86%.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Online pharmacy technician school training Outcomes


USCI Student Testimonial Quote

Very straightforward, organized, and professional presentation. I took the pharmacy technician online course, and it was very informational and good preparation for the world of pharmacy. The staff were very friendly, helpful, and quick to respond. I highly recommend them!

Vanessa


Online pharmacy technician school training tuition and financing

Pharmacy Technician Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Pharmacy Technician program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online pharmacy technician program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!

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Pharmacy Technician FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Pharmacy Technician?
A. Becoming a Pharmacy Technician typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam. USCI’s Certificate Program qualifies for two exams: the PTCE through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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Q. What does a Pharmacy Technician do?
A. Pharmacy Technicians work under the direct supervision of licensed pharmacists. They help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Pharmacy Technician?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. The U.S. Career Institute Pharmacy Technician program prepares you to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Your PTCE or ExCPT exam fee is included in your tuition, you choose the best option for you†.
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Q. Does this meet my Pharmacy Technician state requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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IMPORTANT State Licensing Requirements: Click here for more information.

Q. What is the salary for a Pharmacy Technician?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pharmacy Technicians have a median salary of $36,740 per year*.
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Q. How much does a Pharmacy Technician Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $979 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Pharmacy Technician Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Pharmacy Technician?
A. Demand for highly skilled Pharmacy Technicians can be found in retail pharmacies, drug stores, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and mail order pharmacies.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Pharmacy Technician program?
A. Skills covered in the Pharmacy Technician Program include pharmacy procedures, drug interactions and reactions, an overview of various drug categories, pharmacy law, compounding, and other Allied Health basics.
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People Also Ask

How much does online pharmacy technician school cost?
While our online pharmacy technician school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online pharmacy technician school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced pharmacy technician program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn pharmacy tech and become a pharmacy technician, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our online pharmacy technician school program is completed in 9 months.

Is this the best online pharmacy technician school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online pharmacy technician school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons. When you graduate you will be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Is there a U.S. Career Institute pharmacy technician school near me?
Our online pharmacy tech school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

Content updated by: Leslie Ballentine

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pharmacy Technicians, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm, (visited June 1, 2022). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
† Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by PTCB or NHA, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $129 towards the cost of the PTCE or ExCPT. USCI recommends you choose the certification that meets your state requirements. Three states do not currently accept ExCPT including Wyoming, North Dakota and Louisiana.