Pharmacy Technician Certificate
If you have a strong eye for detail and enjoy helping people, a career as a pharmacy technician might be in your future. Pharmacy technicians play a vital support role in preparing and dispensing prescription medications – acting as a liaison between pharmacists and patients. Employment prospects for pharmacy technicians are strong due to advances in pharmaceutical research and to an aging population.
High school diploma or equivalent. Working knowledge of computers and access to a computer and the Internet are required.
Learn How To
- Assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication, medical devices or products
- Provide customer service to patients
- Prepare patient medication
- Communicate with physician offices or insurance companies
- Handle HIPAA security and privacy
- Dosage forms and classifications
- Pharmacy laws and regulations
- Prescription processing
- Drug information references
- Over-the-counter medicines
Frequently Asked Questions
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This 65-hour certificate program will assist you in preparing for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE®). Credential earned after being certified: Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
“KSU was my first choice. I was so successful in this program. If I can do it, others can do it. Now, I’m about to [pursue] nursing!”
— Genet Daba, graduate
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- Nursing homes
- Commercial pharmacies
- Assisted living facilities
- Drug Stores
- Grocery stores
- Commercial living facilities
— Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 20% through 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
— Yahoo ranks pharmacy technician as the No. 1 career field in high demand requiring little schooling.