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Be on your way to becoming a crucial player in a growing healthcare field with our Pharmacy Technician program. Experienced instructors deliver a skills-based curriculum to help you prepare for pharmacy technician certification. The Pharmacy Practicum allows you to rehearse pharmacy technician requirements and real-life scenarios that give you career confidence on day one. You’ll develop confidence and practical experience that employers value, from preparing and handling medications to managing inventories and using pharmacy software, technology and informatics.
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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.2
Thanks to comprehensive pharmacy technician training, our graduates feel confident starting their careers in the healthcare industry. Graduates provide care within their organizations and to their patients with essential pharmacy technician skills learned in their courses.3
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2020 and 2030 for Pharmacy Technicians is 4%.4 A Pharmacy Technician Certificate from Rasmussen University can help set you up for success in this growing field.
The Pharmacy Technician program at Rasmussen University is recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board® (ptcb.org), a credentialing organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).3
Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Learn to read medication orders, fill prescriptions, prepare labels and perform inventory functions within the pharmacy setting.
Understand required safety and infection-control policies and procedures to protect patients and employees.
Gain practical experience using pharmacy software, technology and informatics to manage the pharmacy and process medications.
Ensure patient confidentiality by providing a high level of customer service to patients at the pharmacy counter or over the phone.
Introduces the history and origins of the practice of pharmacy and the role of a pharmacy technician.
Provides knowledge of common drugs, classifications and their impact on various body systems.
Students apply their knowledge gained from the program by demonstrating high-quality customer service, teamwork, and day-to-day pharmacy technician tasks.
12 Courses to Complete
38 Credit Hours
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At Rasmussen University, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find a Pharmacy Technician program near you.