Pharmacy Technician Certification Online Course

Online Course with 80-Hour Clinical Externship

Study to become a certified Pharmacy Technician at your own pace and within your schedule. The Pharmacy Technician online course includes interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs and a student portal with career resources.

 

Quick Facts

  • Tuition: $1,399
    Self-paced eLearning course includes 80-Hour clinical externship, six months access, all textbooks, workbooks and related course material
  • Register: Visit Online Course Registration
  • Contact: Call (888) 574-6218 or (866) 217-8931

 

Pharmacy Technician Online Course Topics

This comprehensive course, plus an optional 80-hour clinical externship, prepares students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam.

This online course covers the following key areas and topics:

  • Pharmacy technician role and responsibilities
  • Pharmacy technician certification and registration process
  • Types of pharmacies including the hospital pharmacy, retail practice, long-term care practice, mail order pharmacy, home care pharmacies and others
  • Drug regulation and control
  • Pharmaceutical terminology and related anatomy
  • Pharmacy calculations and math review
  • Pharmacy measures and abbreviations
  • Routes and formulations
  • Parenterals and compounding
  • Basic biopharmaceutics
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
  • Basics of IV solutions and calculating 24-hour supply of IV solutions
  • Factors affecting drug activity
  • Information and pharmacy resources
  • Inventory management and financial issues
  • Brand names and generic drugs

 


About the Online Course

This course includes:

  • 24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
  • Online healthcare content that supplements each course
  • Student and instructor collaboration
  • Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
  • Access to an online community with interactive content and robust student services
  • Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking
  • National and state certification opportunities
  • A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources
  • Includes optional 80-hour clinical externship

Educational Requirements

Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.


CalJOBS

As a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, CalJOBS provides connections to customer-focused employment training for adults and dislocated workers. SF State is an approved provider for WIOA funds. SF State is listed on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) on the CalJOBS website. Search on Keyword: SF State.