Pharmacy Technician (Online)

Pharmacy technicians play a crucial role in keeping a pharmacy running smoothly. They have excellent communication skills and the best of the best genuinely understand what it means to offer service with a smile.

Here's what a typical day or week might look like:

- Accurately and efficiently preparing prescription orders
- Verifying prescription information and dosage
- Entering patient and order information into the pharmacy system
- Processing and submitting insurance claims
- Providing quality customer service to patients and other healthcare providers

Where do Pharmacy Technicians work?

Pharmacy technicians work in a number of settings that range from standard pharmacies and drugstores to hospitals and grocery stores. This variety provides pharm techs a lot more flexibility when working on a schedule that fits their individual lifestyle.

Prepare for a Better Job

Train affordably without sacrificing quality. This program's comprehensive training was developed by industry professionals with years of experience - specifically designed to help you prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT), offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Learn Your Way

pharmacy technicianWith online training, you can absorb more knowledge and learn more skills - fast.

   - Study on a schedule
   - Progress at a pace that matches your learning style
   - Adjust the time and effort you devote to your coursework each       day


Course Includes

Your pharmacy technician courses are designed to help you quickly comprehend new concepts, and stand out in the job market.

  • Rich, visual content, including images, videos, simulations, and interactive games
  • A laboratory kit for hands-on experience, such as filling prescription bottles
  • A Skype consultation with our pharmacy expert to help ensure that you complete the laboratory kit exercises correctly
  • A free voucher to take the PTCB national certification exam upon completion, a $129 value
  • Required background check and drug test
  • Career support designed to help you turn your training into a job

Pharmacy Externship/Clinical Hours*

Thanks to our partnerships with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy, your Pharmacy Technician program includes clinical hours at locations nationwide, based on local availability. You’ll complete this portion by the time you finish training. That’ll cement your pharmacy technician skills and smooth your transition from training to working. Remember that clinical opportunities vary, and we work with a vast network of healthcare organizations to find a good fit. But we can’t guarantee placement—or employment—in your area.

Disclaimer: To qualify for the externship applications process, students must successfully complete the online course content and have account balances up to date (at a minimum). Going through the externship application process does not guarantee an externship. Students can begin researching the steps of the application process 2 weeks prior to completing courses.

Participation in a CVS or Walgreens externship is contingent upon successfully completing a background check and/or drug screening that is consistent with the requirements of both state and federal laws.

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SUNY Corning Community College is committed to ensuring equal access to students with disabilities. If you believe that you will need accommodations while taking this course, please contact Accessibility Services by phone 607-962-9262 or email to begin the process of requesting accommodations. We strive to coordinate accommodations in a timely manner, but some accommodations may not be available when you need them if you do not give timely notice.