Pharmacy Technician Training Online (PTCE)
If you are looking for a career change that will make a difference in the lives of others, consider becoming a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Excel Career Institute’s online pharmacy technician training program is designed to get you into a new career in a matter of months. In addition to the online coursework, students also receive hands-on experience with pharmacy technician training during the externship phase of the program.
Excel Career Institute has partnered with CVS pharmacy and Walgreens pharmacy nationwide to provide ECI students with opportunities to complete the pharmacy technician externship.
The online pharmacy technician program prepares students for the National Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam.
The ECI Pharmacy Technician Training Online (PTCE) course prepares students for the National Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam. Through direct instruction, interactive skills demonstrations, and practice assignments, students learn the basics of pharmacy assisting, including various pharmacy calculations and measurements, pharmacy law, pharmacology, medical terminology and abbreviations, medicinal drugs, sterile techniques, USP 795 and 797 standards, maintenance of inventory, patient record systems, data processing automation in the pharmacy, and employability skills. Successful completion of this course prepares the student to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam.
Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals:
- Describe the role of the Pharmacy Technician
- Identify key aspects of the pharmacy environment
- List and describe body systems and the drugs used to treat illnesses
- Classify various drugs
- Understand how pharmacy laws impact pharmacy work
- Know how to interpret and process prescriptions
- Perform pharmacy calculations related to measurements, dilutions, dosages, and conversions
- Analyze inventory management systems and duties
- Know how to maintain current patient records
This program prepares learners for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) The CPhT credential is a nationally recognized credential and is recognized by the State of Minnesota. Click on the National map for all 50-States.
Each State has different requirements to become a Pharmacy Technician. Click Here for specific State requirements to become a Pharmacy Technician. Also, see: CPhT Map and Technician Regulatory Snapshot
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacy technician jobs are experiencing faster than average growth in excess of 9%. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 372,500 new pharmacy technician related jobs will be filled by 2024.
*This program does not lead to licensure and is not designed to prepare graduates for employment as a Pharmacy Technician. The qualifications to become Pharmacy Technician vary; learners should check their state’s certification process and requirements.