In as little as six months with an externship, you can graduate as a Pharmacy Technician from Pennco Tech. During this program, you’ll learn about pharmaceutical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and identifying drugs by generic and brand names. Students will also learn about dosage calculations, intravenous (IV) flow rates, drug compounding, medication safety, inventory control billing, and other job responsibilities.
With the ongoing demand for qualified professionals in a variety of locations, students can land a rewarding job in this leading career path. You’ll find a knowledgeable team of instructors ready to guide and support you throughout your journey at our campuses in Blackwood, New Jersey, and Bristol, Pennsylvania.
A pharmacy technician works under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist and often directly with the public and healthcare professionals. From hospitals, drug stores, and grocery stores, graduates can find work in a variety of areas. Job responsibilities typically include:
TRAIN AS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
GET INVOLVED IN A GROWING INDUSTRY
Projected to grow 7%
Over 420,400 new jobs
are projected for 2018-2028
The average salary is
$32,700 per year
$15.72 per hour
At Pennco Tech, you’ll dive into a well-rounded education that combines hands-on learning and classroom and laboratory instruction. You’ll also gain valuable experience via pharmacy practice software. Using this simulation software, students can step into a virtual pharmacy and connect with customers, work on prescriptions, interact with insurance representatives, prepare labels, and handle inventory and other store management tasks. The program length is approximately six months and includes the following:
You’ll also gain experience in a real work environment with a local employer through the externship portion of our program. Externships prepare students for certification, as well as a rewarding future in the field. After you graduate, you’ll be ready to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). Passing the exam earns you the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
Please note: A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent is required for admission to the program.
As the general population continues to age and the need for prescription medication continues, graduates from our program can become qualified for in-demand positions in this growing field. Upon completion of our program, alumni from Pennco Tech have chosen careers as:
At Pennco Tech, we take pride in our history of student achievement and high job placement rates. Once you’ve completed our program and are ready to show off your skills to a prospective employer, our career services department is ready to help you every step of the way. They can help you create a resume, prepare for interviews, and connect you with local and national employers for job opportunities.
Learn more about our affordable tuition rates and invest in your future at Pennco Tech. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact us today to learn more about enrolling in our program and schedule a tour at one of our campuses in Bristol, PA, or Blackwood, NJ.
Pharmacy Technicians (Aid or Clerk)
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“I was ready for a career change and I did it. My education at Pennco Tech got me started. Thank you for everything you’ve done to help me through the program and to get me to where I am today.”Jamie J., Pharmacy Technician
“I absolutely recommend Pennco tech I graduated as top tech with honors and now I’m back at school attending the medical administrative assistant program this is a great school to go to if you are serious about having a career the staff and teachers are beyond amazing.”Joanie S., Pharmacy Technician
“Pennco Tech has amazing instructors. It was a very hands-on experience and the instructors helped all students. There was never a time when I didn’t get help or tutoring when I needed it. I loved everything about the pharmacy program.”Amanda M., Pharmacy Technician
“I really enjoyed the Pharmacy Tech program here. The instructors were phenomenal, and I feel like I am truly prepared to go into the field. The hands-on training really helped!”Brandi L., Pharmacy Technician
“I highly recommend Pennco Tech! The staff and career services were amazing and so helpful. You will have nothing but great experiences here and be on your way to the job of your dreams. Thank you Pennco I will miss you all dearly!”Dominique D., Pharmacy Technician
“The pharmacy program at Pennco Tech gets you prepared for the field. The instructor (Ms. Ortiz) is very knowledgeable and treats everyone fairly. If you need extra help she stays after class to make sure you understand everything. I love this school it supports all Vets.”Rosa F., Pharmacy Technician