Online Pharmacy Technician Course
Become a Pharmacy Technician
There’s no shortage of pharmacies in need of skilled pharmacy technicians! This 100% online course will prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National Certification exam and help you complete an externship with a leading pharmacy chain.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.
Job Outlook for Administrative Professionals
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the most recent median annual wage for administrative assistants was $39,850.
Among the Office and Administrative Support Occupations listed by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), those that require specialized skills offer the highest levels of pay and future opportunities.
Certified Administrative Professional
Prepare to take the Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)
Master the CAP body of knowledge
Understand administrative fundamentals including financial responsibilities and project management
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Certified Administrative Professional
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (PART 1)
Communication essentials; interacting with stakeholders and teams
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (PART 2)
Organizational structure and systems; networking, interpersonal interactions and public speaking
BUSINESS WRITING AND DOCUMENT PRODUCTION
Business writing; publishing web documents, hard-copy documents, and meeting minutes
TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION
Researching, gathering, compiling, and analyzing data and information; networks for information distribution and maintaining, backing-up, and storing data
OFFICE AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
The basics of creating functioning and productive workspaces; obtaining and managing resources for your office and working in a virtual office
EVENT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Event and travel management: coordinating virtual meetings; project management, time management and negotiation
Human resources functions, duties, and processes; employee files, records and training
Organizational finance: budgeting, financial statements, and financial transactions; banking process and the bank statement reconciliation process
Goal setting and creativity; problem solving, decision making and time management
BECOMING AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AND ADVANCING YOUR CAREER
Job duties, responsibilities and personal characteristics of administrative assistants
Melissa Dunworth has been a certified pharmacy technician since 1997. She is registered with the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences.
Betty Stahl holds a doctorate in pharmacy from Shenandoah University. Over the past several years, she has taught pharmacy technician programs at ASA College in New York City and ACT in Arlington, Virginia. Stahl has also worked as a pharmacist in independent and hospital settings.
WHAT DOES A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN DO?
Pharmacy technicians order and stock medications, prepare medications for distribution and provide information to patients. Pharmacy technicians may perform many of the same duties as a pharmacist; however, their work must be approved by a pharmacist before medication can be dispensed.
DO PHARMACY TECHNICIANS NEED A CERTIFICATION?
Requirements for pharmacy technicians vary by state, but most require certification, registration or licensure. Earning your certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) provides a valuable, industry-recognized credential that meets most states’ requirements.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN COURSE?
This pharmacy technician course can be completed in one year or less. This does not include the time you spend in an externship program or preparing and sitting for state licensure.
IS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN A GOOD CAREER?
As the population ages and the prevalence of chronic diseases rises, more pharmacy technicians will be needed in pharmacies and may even see themselves taking on greater responsibilities in their role.