: EnglishShort Description
: Pharmacy assistants or technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist to dispense prescription medications. They usually work in a hospital pharmacy or a retail pharmacy, but can also work in laboratories. Pharmacy assistants are in high demand due to the constant development of new drugs, and an aging population that requires more and more of these drugs. They can also be the first step toward a career as a pharmacist, nursing assistant or other medical professional. Recent studies show that the average starting wage is $12.62 per hour, but this varies greatly by location. 2015-2016 studies show the median income is $32,000 per year (ranging from entry-level $26,000 per year, to $39,000 with years of experience).
What’s in this Program? This program covers prescription requests, measuring medications, packaging and labeling prescriptions, working with patient records, processing prescription insurance claims.
Licensing Requirements: Please note each state may have specific licensing requirements to practice, contact your states Board of Pharmacy to review the specific requirements for your state. This program does not guarantee license to practice.Instructor Description
: This program is supported by an expert educational mentor, Leslie Ann Kalvass. Leslie earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her fellowship at University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy and POZEN Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has been instructing at universities and colleges since 2002. She is available to provide guidance and motivation for learners throughout the duration of this program. As an expert mentor, she will provide answers to learner questions, monitor learner's program progression, and review lesson and program quiz/test results.Certification
: The CPhT is the gold standard of credentialing for pharmacy technicians. PTCB® offers the CPhT certification to individuals who wish to distinguish themselves in the pharmacy technician field. PTCB’s certification program enables technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service. Most employers prefer, and many require, that their pharmacy technicians be CPhTs.
High school diploma or equivalent educational diploma (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma)
Passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions
Compliance with all applicable PTCB certification policies
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
Included in this program are the following textbooks:
• The Pharmacy Technician Foundations and Practices,Custom Edition Package
• Pharmacy Technician Program Student Workbook
• The Pharmacy Foundations and Practices Lab Manual and Workbook