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Online Pharmacy Technician Program


Earn your Pharmacy Technician Certificate online in as few as 9 months and be on your way to becoming a crucial player in a growing healthcare field. 1The instructors within the online Pharmacy Tech school program deliver a skills-based curriculum, and our virtual or workplace practicum allows you to rehearse real-life scenarios that give you career confidence on day one.2 Through career-focused curriculum and convenient, online Pharmacy Technician classes, you'll be learning a variety of essential skills, from the composition of commonly prescribed medications and typical drugs used for many common diseases to how to receive, interpret and fill prescriptions.

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  • PTCB Recognized

    The online Pharmacy Technician program at Rasmussen University is recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board® (, a credentialing organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).3

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  • Online Courses Go Where You Go

    Flexible and affordable, online courses are designed to give you more control and balance over your busy schedule. Learn through live interactive sessions with faculty and peers, real-world projects and virtual labs. You'll receive continued support from admissions advisors, experienced faculty, library and learning resources, experienced tutors, 24/7 tech support, personal student advisors and career services.

  • Preparation for Industry Certification Exams

    Upon graduation of your Pharmacy Technician classes online, you will be prepared and can apply to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination® (PTCE®) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT), both highly valued by employers and included in your total program costs.4

  • Institutional Accreditation

    Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Seamless Credit Transfers

    When it’s time to advance your career even further, you can seamlessly transfer your Pharmacy Tech online program credits to earn a Healthcare Associate's degree, or Health Sciences Associate’s degree if you live in Illinois, with a Pharmacy Technician specialization.

Pharmacy Technician Credentials Offered

Pharmacy Technician


Finish in as few as

9 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Field Experience

Intended for

Students with attention to detail and a focus in ethics looking to enter the healthcare field and pursue a successful, fulfilling career as a pharmacy technician with foundational knowledge about the field.

Prepares you for

Pharmacy technician

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7 Benefits of Becoming a Pharmacy Technician

Careers in healthcare are notorious for having a lot of upside, and becoming a pharmacy technician is no different. We identified seven of the main benefits so you can be confident that a Pharmacy Technician Certificate is right for you.

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Turn Your Pharmacy Technician Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your pharmacy technician education even easier by offering pharmacy technician training and online pharmacy tech classes that fit into a busy working schedule. Our online Pharmacy Tech school also prepares you to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam in each aspect of your coursework, giving you the pharmacy technician certification prep, expertise and confidence to perform well. Upon graduation of your Pharmacy Technician courses, you will be prepared and can apply to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination® (PTCE®) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT), both highly valued by employers and included in your total program costs.4

When you’re ready to further your education, you can seamlessly transfer your Pharmacy Technician Certificate credits toward a Healthcare Associate’s degree specializing in Pharmacy Technician, or a Health Sciences degree if you live in Illinois, which you can earn in as few as nine months.13

Here is an overview of your potential career field with a Pharmacy Technician Certificate.

Pharmacy Technicians

  • BLS Projected Growth 2020–2030: 5


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent