What Can You Do with a Pharmacy Technician Diploma?
Our Pharmacy Technician Professional program is modeled against ASHP standards and requirements and has received American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accreditation. This accreditation is the national standard for pharmacy technician training programs. ASHP/ACPE-accredited pharmacy technician training is now required or strongly encouraged by several state Boards of Pharmacy. More and more students are looking to find programs that fulfill this requirement.
Why Choose Penn Foster College?
Hands-On Pharmacy Technician Learning with CVS Pharmacy & 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 required hands-on training externship.
The healthcare industry is continuously growing, and with an aging population, Pharmacy Technician Professionals are being called on to take on more and more duties. With a faster than average projected job growth of 7% through 2028 and over 31,000 new pharmacy technician jobs projected in the United States, there’s no better time than now to take the first steps toward a fast-paced, in-demand career. With a median starting salary of $33,950,¹ you can start training for a rewarding position in the field with Penn Foster today!
A Customized Online Learning Experience
Pharmacy Technician Professional Curriculum Details
Our Pharmacy Technician classes include interactive and engaging exercises with hands-on practical labs and real-world simulations that will help you master your coursework. You'll cover topics such as pharmacology, sterile and non-sterile compounding, pharmacy management, and more to help you prepare to sit for the following pharmacy technician certification exams:
- Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
- Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
See this sample lesson for what to expect!
Pharmacy Technician Tuition
Lee Anne B.
Pharmacy Technician Graduate