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Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma

Prepare for pharmacy technician certification online

Take the first steps towards a career as a certified pharmacy technician with Penn Foster Career School. Our online, self-paced Pharmacy Technician training program allows you to study on your own time as you prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and ExCPT certification exam.
Gain hands-on experience with CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens
At the end of your pharmacy tech program, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience at a CVS/pharmacy or Walgreens near you as part of our hands-on training externship. Once you graduate, you will be given the materials you need to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).
CVS/pharmacy and Walgreens
Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Self-Paced
On-Demand Learning
Do not wait for a class to start - you decide when to begin with our on-demand learning platform.
Accredited
Your Coach
You will be assigned a Success Coach who will help you be successful and tap into any resources you need like instructors, teaching assistants or online help options.
Affordable
Mobile Friendly
Take our online pharmacy tech program with you wherever you go. Our custom-designed student learning platform is easy to use at-home, or on-the-go.
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Personalized Goal-Tracking
With our progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, you can customize your study and exam schedule to help meet your personal goals.
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Our Experience
With over 45,000 graduates across our High School, Career School, and College in 2016, as well as our stable accreditation, you can know you are in good hands!
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Our Community
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our Penn Foster Community.

Why become a Pharmacy Technician?

With over 350,000 pharmacy technician jobs in the United States, and a faster-than-average growth rate, now is a great time to consider a career as a pharmacy technician.¹ Take the first steps by learning on-the-job skills — like pharmaceutical dispensing, label preparation, and basic pharmacy procedures — with our Pharmacy Technician program.
New Digital Learning Platform with Easy-to-Use Exercises and Flash Cards
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other. Connect with peers and faculty in real-time through our discussion boards, and use our built-in self-checks and interactive flashcards to review what you’ve learned before taking your exams.
Pharmacy Technician Course Details
Our Pharmacy Technician classes cover topics such as medical terminology, managing and updating patient records, assisting the pharmacist with office duties, and more to help you prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. See the full curriculum here:

Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

Tuition
With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your pharmacy technician training today. As part of your tuition, you will receive pharmacy management software providing simulation labs for processing data, prescriptions, and billing. Your tuition also includes a voucher for the PTCB practice exam ($29 value), as well as your PTCB exam fees ($129 value).
  • The courses provided me with a solid foundation so that I was adequately prepared for the job. With my additional pharmacy technician experience with CVS, I was able to advance more quickly in my training.
    Lee Anne B.
    Pharmacy Technician Graduate
  • The self-checks were really helpful, helping me review what I just read and making sure I knew the information before moving on. I would definitely recommend this program to anybody interested in being a Pharmacy Technician. Excellent school.
    Jessica C.
    Pharmacy Technician Graduate
  • Penn Foster is an excellent distance learning school that prepares the student well for the work world. It helped me! Thanks Penn Foster!
    Victor C.
    Pharmacy Technician Graduate
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers, on the Internet here. (Visited February 19, 2017)
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