Our Pharmacy Technician Certificate will start you on the path to become a crucial player in the growing healthcare field in as few as nine months.*
Experienced instructors lead you through a skills-based curriculum, and our virtual practicum allows you to rehearse real-life scenarios that give you practical training and confidence in your skills from day one of your new career. By the end of this pharmacy technician training, you'll be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). And when you want to advance your education, you can seamlessly transfer your Pharmacy Technician Certificate credits to earn a Healthcare Associate's degree, or Health Sciences Associate's degree for students in Illinois, in just nine more months.*
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Gain Pharmacy Technician Skills Employers Seek
Through career-focused curriculum and convenient, online pharmacy technician classes, you can prepare for a successful career as a pharmacy technician.
Prepare and Handle Medications
Learn to read medication orders, understand prescription processing, prepare labels and perform inventory functions within the pharmacy setting.
Safety and Quality Assurance
Understand required safety and infection-control policies and procedures to protect patients and employees.
In-Demand Technical Skills
Gain practical experience using pharmacy software, technology and informatics to manage the pharmacy and process medication orders to support pharmacists in a retail pharmacy setting.
Professional Practice Skills
Ensure patient confidentiality by providing a high level of customer service to patients at the pharmacy counter or over the phone.
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) Preparation
Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) in each aspect of your coursework, giving you the expertise and confidence to perform well on your first try. The exam fee is included in your total program costs.*
*The application fee for each qualified student's first exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements needed to apply for a Pharmacy Technician license or registration from the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. Other eligibility requirements may apply. Please check with the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in your state of residence. This program may not meet the educational requirements needed to apply for a Pharmacy Technician license or registration in states not listed above. Please check with the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in your state of residence for further information.
Our Grads Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Health Science programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Health Systems
- Hospitals & Clinics
- Local & State Government
- Public & Community Health
- Social Services
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Program Entry Requirements
In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, entrants to this program must successfully complete and pass a criminal background check. Contact us today to connect with a program manager about the entrance requirements and start your personal career plan.
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How Much Could You Earn as a Pharmacy Technician?
In-Demand Career Options for Your Future
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for health sciences professionals:
|Job Title(s)||10th Percentile||25th Percentile||50th Percentile||Job Growth (By Year 2026)|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed June 6, 2018] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Program Page Methodology and Disclosures
Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
The application fee for each qualified student's first exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.