What is a Pharmacy Technician?
Pharmacy Technicians work alongside Pharmacists in a hospital, retail, or other clinical pharmacy setting to help dispense prescriptions and support patient care.
In order to become a certified Pharmacy Technician, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and complete a certificate or associate degree program. Many states require Pharmacy Technicians to pass a national certification exam in order to obtain certification.
Why Become a Pharmacy Technician?
Looking for a fulfilling career in healthcare?
Consider becoming a Pharmacy Technician.
Here are some compelling reasons why you should pursue this rewarding profession:
Abundant job opportunities: As the healthcare industry continues to expand, so does the demand for skilled pharmacy technicians. With a pharmacy technician certification, you will have a wide range of job opportunities available to you in pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings.
Job stability and growth: Pharmacy technicians play an essential role in the healthcare system, ensuring that medications are dispensed accurately, and patients receive proper pharmaceutical care. This translates into excellent job stability and opportunities for long-term growth in your career.
Quick entry into the workforce: Compared to many other healthcare professions, becoming a pharmacy technician requires less time and financial investment. With focused training and certification programs, you can quickly start your career and make a positive impact on patients’ lives.
Making a difference in patient care: Pharmacy technicians directly contribute to patient well-being by assisting pharmacists in preparing medications, maintaining inventory, and providing valuable information to patients. You will play a crucial role in ensuring that individuals receive the medications they need for optimal health.
Diverse job responsibilities: Pharmacy technicians enjoy a variety of tasks throughout their workday, including medication dispensing, inventory management, customer service, and collaboration with healthcare professionals. This diversity keeps your job interesting and engaging.
Continuous learning opportunities: The field of pharmacy is dynamic and ever-evolving. As a pharmacy technician, you will have access to continuous learning opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills. Stay up to date with advancements in pharmaceuticals and grow professionally throughout your career.
Potential for advancement: With experience and additional certifications, pharmacy technicians can pursue opportunities for career advancement. You can take on supervisory roles, specializing in areas such as oncology or compounding, or even transition into roles in pharmaceutical sales or education.
At Genesis College, we offer comprehensive Pharmacy Technician training programs that equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this rewarding profession. Our experienced instructors and hands-on training ensure you are prepared for the job’s demands.
Take the first step towards a fulfilling healthcare career by enrolling in our Pharmacy Technician program. Join us and make a difference in patients’ lives while enjoying job stability and opportunities for growth. Contact us today to learn more about our program and start your journey as a pharmacy technician.
Pharmacy Technician (PhT) Program
Program Objective: To provide the knowledge, skills, and training that will prepare students for professional certification and entry into the healthcare system as competent and compassionate entry-level Pharmacy Technicians. Additionally, our Externship program allows students the opportunity to apply the cumulative didactic knowledge learned in the classroom to hone their clinical skills, critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, and professionalism, and to network with colleagues in the field.
Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program and are eligible for a fee waiver on the first attempt on the Pharmacy Technician Certification (ExCPT) Exam.
What You’ll Learn
- How to fill prescriptions and prepare pharmaceutical products
- How to use pharmaceutical and medical terminology for prescribing, dispensing and charting
- Pharmacology, dosage calculations and pharmacy law
- Train in drug dosage, classification, and administration
- Apply skills and gain hands-on experience from lab work and externships
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I’m happy I chose to attend Genesis College. It gave me a lot of practical and hands-on experience that has helped me in my job as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. I would recommend this program to anyone that wants to further themselves in their careers in pharmacy.
Genesis College really helped prepare me for my job as a Senior Pharmacy Technician. I appreciated the flexible schedule that allowed me to continue to work while I was going to school. This meant I could continue to support my family and advance my career at the same time.
I’ve had several Genesis College graduates on my team at 5 Minute Pharmacy, and I think they do a great job teaching and training people as Pharmacy Technicians. As a Certified Pharmacy Technician myself, I know what kinds of lessons and labs are helpful when you’re in school, and Genesis College provides that for its students.
Pharmacy Technician FAQs
How to become a certified Pharmacy Technician in Hawaii?
While a Pharmacy Technician certificate isn’t required by the state of Hawaii, getting certified can open the door to more job opportunities. Plus, hands-on training that you receive in a Pharmacy Technician program can help you hone your skills and prepare you for success in the field.
Genesis College prepares students to become certified Pharmacy Technicians through a national certification exam. Our primary goal is to ensure that our students obtain certification in their field soon after graduating from our program, so we have incorporated certification exam preparation into the curriculum.
The flexible Pharmacy Technician program at Genesis College allows students to work full-time while participating in the program so they can advance their careers while still supporting their families.
Interested in becoming a certified Pharmacy Technician? Contact us today!
How long does it take to become a Pharmacy Technician?
The Pharmacy Technician program at Genesis College is a 12-month certificate program which includes 225 clock-hour externship in a pharmacy setting.
Pharmacy Technician certificate requirements
To be eligible for the Pharmacy Technician program at Genesis College, you must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum age of 18 years old
- Completed Genesis College Admission Application
- Official transcript or certified copy of High School diploma/General Equivalency Degree (GED)
- Successful completion of Wonderlic entrance exam (no score cut-offs)
- Current vaccination records
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap)
- Current TB clearance
Pharmacy Technician Tuition
Pharmacy Technician (PhT) 12-month program tuition starts at under $5,000. For more information on the cost of the program, scholarships, grants, and more — contact us today!
What are the mission and values of Genesis College?
The mission of Genesis College is to prepare students academically and professionally for a career through our F.A.I.T.H. values.
We are committed to accomplishing our mission through our F.A.I.T.H. values:
- Family: An educational family that cares for your family – a place of belonging, loyalty, and passion.
- Attitude: A positive attitude is equally as important as your abilities.
- Integrity: Do the right thing, even when no one is watching – Integrity is everything.
- Teamwork: Teamwork makes the DREAM work.
- Humility: Don’t think less of yourself, think of yourself less.