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Online Pharmacy Technician School

100% Online. Take classes on your phone. Study any time. Go at your own pace. Program can be completed in as little as 4 months. Start Today! Pursue a career as a Pharmacy Technician and you can play an important part in the healthcare industry. Your valuable skills will be essential in many settings. You may choose to work in a hospital, a drug store or for a mail-order pharmacy. Pharmacy Technician jobs are projected to increase for years to come and you'll have the choice to work full-time or part-time!

Prepare for your Pharmacy Technician Certification

In addition to earning your Pharmacy Technician Certificate through U.S. Career Institute, when you graduate from our online pharmacy technician school, you’ll be eligible to take your Pharmacy Technician Certification exam (PTCE), administered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT), offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Certification exams are administered by independent third parties. Even where it is not required, certification will validate your pharmacy knowledge and can make it easier to get a job. Regulations and requirements for certification, registration, and licensure vary by state.

Your PTCE or ExCPT exam fee is included in your tuition- up to a $129 value†.

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Why Choose to be a Pharmacy Technician?

More than ever before, a career as a Pharmacy Technician represents a wonderful path to success! The U.S. Department of Labor projects an increase in the number of Pharmacy Technician jobs in future years. Retail pharmacies, drug stores, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and mail order pharmacies all need the skills you can bring them with U.S. Career Institute's online Pharmacy Technician school. Experienced Pharmacy Technicians can earn up to $33,950 a year!*

Pharmacy Technicians are true and professional members of the healthcare industry. They work directly with pharmacists and other healthcare providers, helping to save lives and providing comfort and relief to adults and children alike. Pharmacy Technicians perform an extremely important service to the people in their communities.

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Pharmacy Tech School

As a Pharmacy Technician, you'll be a well-respected professional playing a crucial role in the world of healthcare. You will meet fascinating people and find great satisfaction in working side-by-side with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

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USCI 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

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials

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

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

USCI all-inclusive program

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Pharmacy Technician Training That Fits Your Life

In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $33,950 a year* as a Pharmacy Technician. And our self-paced online pharmacy technician training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online pharmacy technician certificate course, there are no in-person pharmacy technician classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Pharmacy Technician program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Pharmacy Technician—no previous medical experience needed.

Pharmacy Training Training that fits your life

What You'll Learn During Your Online Pharmacy Technician Course

Our online Pharmacy Technician program is now available with Electronic and Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

Pharmacy Technician Course
  • 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

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

Online Pharmacy Technician 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!

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 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 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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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 $33,950 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.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pharmacy Technicians, on the internet at, (visited December 1, 2020). 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.