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Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program in Blackwood, NJ, and Bristol, PA

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.

What Is a Pharmacy Technician?

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:

  • Supplying patients with over-the-counter and prescription medication
  • Accurately measuring, mixing, and labeling dosages
  • Contacting physicians for prescription refill authorizations
  • Operating automated dispensing systems
  • Assisting with immunizations
  • Updating medication inventory
  • Compounding medications
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Pharmacy students

TRAIN AS A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
GET INVOLVED IN A GROWING INDUSTRY

Job Growth

Projected to grow 7%
from 2018-2028

Employment Opportunities

Over 420,400 new jobs
are projected for 2018-2028

Salary

The average salary is
$32,700 per year
$15.72 per hour

*The numbers and information above are based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

There are many benefits to being a Pharmacy Technician. Most report having flexible schedules, and the number of job opportunities is growing tremendously. As the Baby Boomer generation is aging, a greater percentage of the U.S. population is growing old, which means more people who need medications. That means a demand for more pharmacists and more Pharmacy Technicians with expected job growth of 7% between 2018 and 2028.*

Enroll Today!

Contact us today and get ready to start the career of your dreams! To learn more about our Pharmacy Technician Programs at our Bucks County and Camden County schools.

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

Pharmacy technician scanning medication

About Our PTCB-Recognized Training Program

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:

  • Drug/generic brand recognition
  • Drug classifications
  • Compounding (mixing creams, solutions, and ointments)
  • Sterile compounding (IVs)
  • Basic knowledge of body systems (immunology, musculoskeletal, digestive, and respiratory systems)
  • Retail and hospital pharmacy simulations
  • Prescription entry process
  • Medical/pharmacy insurance
  • Pharmacy law

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.

Career Outlook and Lifetime Assistance

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:

  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Billing and quality technicians
  • Pharmacy insurance specialists
  • Infusion pharmacy technicians
  • Healthcare support fields

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.

Work toward a New Career as a Pharmacy Technician at Pennco Tech

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.

Our Pharmacy Technician Graduates Find Careers As

Pharmacy Technician

Billing and Quality Technician

Pharmacy Aide

Health Care Support

“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
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