Pharmacy Technician Diploma Curriculum

In our Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program, you'll learn the skills and get the hands-on training needed to assist pharmacists in processing and filling prescriptions at retail pharmacies. After completing your online classes, you'll complete a required externship at a CVS, Walgreens, or Kroger near you before graduating from the program. Additionally, you'll prepare to sit for industry certification exams such as the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).

Pharmacy Technician Professional

Career Diploma

13 months

As low as $59/mo

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Pharmacy Technician Diploma Curriculum

  • 13 courses
  • 64.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 30 exams
  • 1 externship

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 13 months
  • Average time = 17 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

Note: We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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