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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764  |  740.753.3511  |  800.637.6508
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Pharmacy Technician
Program Description

The Pharmacy Technician training prepares you to work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist in a retail or hospital pharmacy.  This  is a 300 hour training that includes a 40 hour clinical experience in a local pharmacy.

Areas of study include:
  • General roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician
  • Drug packaging and dispensing
  • Inventory maintenance and control
  • Pharmacy laws, regulations & ethics
  • Customer assistance and communication skills
  • Pharmaceutical calculations
  • Basic pharmacology of common medications; brand and generic names; common uses; drug classifications
  • Medical and pharmaceutical terminology and abbreviations
  • Health insurance billing
  • Basic compounding techniques of sterile and non-sterile products
In addition to your classroom experience, you will also take part in a pharmacy clinical experience.
Professional Certifications and Industry Credentials

In Ohio, all pharmacy technicians must be certified or state-tested to perform most pharmacy-related duties.  Successful completion of this program includes taking the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

To be eligible to sit for this exam and receive certification, students must be:
  • at least 18 years old,
  • have a high school diploma or GED, and
  • have no felony conviction or record of a pharmacy or drug-related conviction.
Career Opportunities

Pharmacy technicians work in variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and mail order and retail pharmacies. Working under the direction of a pharmacist, pharmacy technicians assist patients, enter prescription orders, update patient information, bill insurance, assist with filling and labeling prescriptions, prepare inventory, order supplies and receive shipments.

Click here for more information about a career as a Pharmacy Technician.

Click here to see current job openings for Pharmacy Technicians.
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15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
740.753.3511  |  800.637.6508
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