Pharmacy Technician

Prepare today for a career as a Pharmacy Technician in a hospital or retail setting. Salary outlook for this field of employment is up to $38,560.00. You will gain skills and knowledge to qualify for an entry-level position and be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) for national certification. This class will involve 50 hours of in-class coursework and 100 hours of experience in a Pharmacy setting.

Training Includes

  • State and Federal drug laws and regulations
  • Pharmaceutical abbreviations, measurements, and calculations
  • Drug forms and administration
  • Prescription reading and interpretation
  • Retail and hospital pharmacy practices
  • Compounding, medication safety, and dispensing
  • Preparation of sterile IV products
  • Customer service and human relations
  • Prescription drug uses, dosages, side effects and precautions

Admission Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school completion (high school transcripts, copy of high school diploma, or copy of completion of GED requirements)
  • A reading and math TABE test with scores of at least 10th grade level
  • Government issued ID card such as a driver’s license
  • Social security card
  • The physical and emotional ability to carry out pharmacy activities including lifting, stretching, and standing for long periods of time

Cost of Class

  • Registration $180
  • Liability insurance $13
  • Text $132 (subject to change)

Other Costs:

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam $129
  • Drug screening for clinical location
  • Background check for clinical location

For more information about this class call the Avery Learning Center at 828.733.5883.