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.
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 420,000 pharmacy technician jobs 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 $32,700,¹ you can start training for a rewarding position in the field with Penn Foster today!
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 can also choose how you receive your textbooks — eBooks or printed textbooks. 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:
See this sample lesson for what to expect!
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