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High School Diploma with Pharmacy Technician Career Program

Take the first steps towards a career as a pharmacy technician while you earn your high school diploma online with Penn Foster High School. Our Pharmacy Technician Career Pathway program allows you to work toward a diploma or degree to help you on your path to working in the pharmaceutical industry. Some of your concentration electives in the High School Diploma with Pharmacy Technician program may be transferable to the Penn Foster Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma program.
Did you know that pharmacy technician jobs are expected to rise at a faster-than-average rate in the coming years?¹

Courses

Pharmacy Technician 1
Learn about the basics of pharmacy practice in various settings. Learn the soft skills employers demand to help increase job retention, employee and customer relations, and advancement opportunities. Topics include professional characteristics and tasks performed by pharmacy technicians, an overview of pharmacy law, and the proper use of drug information resources.
Pharmacy Technician 2
Learn about body systems including structure, function, diseases, disorders, and treatments. Study drug delivery systems, drug administration routes, drug classifications, and commonly used medications for various organ system disorders.
Pharmacy Technician 3
Continue your study of body systems, drug delivery systems, drug administration routes, drug classifications, and commonly used medications for various organ system disorders.
Pharmacy Technician 4
Learn basic math, algebra, and pharmaceutical calculations used in pharmacy practice.
Pharmacy Technician 5
Learn how law affects healthcare practitioners, the origin of law that affects medical professionals, the basics of the process of litigation and its alternatives, the common-law basis for the confidentiality of healthcare information, and the laws regulating healthcare information collected and maintained by government agencies.

Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need access to high-speed internet to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 10® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running macOS® or later, access to a word processing program to complete written assignments, and an email account to complete this program with Penn Foster.
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¹ http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm.

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