As a pharmacy technician, you'll work with pharmacists and other health workers. You might work in a retail pharmacy or a healthcare system. Our pharmacy tech training program teaches many important topics. You'll learn about medicine orders, how a pharmacy runs, and how to care for patients. You'll also learn to handle insurance claims, help give out medications, and provide great service to patients.
After finishing our pharmacy tech program, you'll be ready to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) PTCB. This certificate is recognized all over the country and shows you're a skilled pharmacy technician. With this certificate, you'll have more job options and chances to advance your career.
What are you going to learn?
Joining the Pharmacy Tech Program at AlliedRx Institute of Healthcare is your ticket to a thriving career in healthcare. With guidance from our seasoned professionals, you'll gain hands-on skills and real-world insights. But it's not just about the technical know-how; we focus on building caring, empathetic, and ethical professionals. Ready to make a difference in the world of pharmacy? AlliedRx is here to set you on the path to success.
Common job titles: Accredited Pharmacy Technician; Billing and Quality Technician; Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT); Compounding Technician; Lead Pharmacy Tech, Certified Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech, CPhT); Lead Pharmacy Technician (Lead Pharmacy Tech); Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Tech); Senior Pharmacy Technician; Technician; Technician, Inventory Specialist
Labor Market Statistics
Projected Employment (2026): 10,320
Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): Up to $46,340
The future looks bright for pharmacy technicians. More jobs are expected in the next 10 years. There will also be high demand for these jobs (more than 750 job openings between 2018-2028). So don't wait! Sign up today for our pharmacy tech classes and start your journey.
Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and be admitted to the Pharmacy Technician Program. Applicants must take a reading comprehension and math assessment test prior to course enrollment. Passing score of 70% or higher required. This is done after registering in the orientation portal.
Registered Pharmacy Technician Trainee with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy (Virginia Students Only)
Applicants must be; attending high school, have a GED certificate, or is a high school graduate
Applicant must have demonstrated English language proficiency (including reading, writing and speaking)
The Program consists of a total of 400 Clock Hours: 180 Didactic Clock Hours, 80 Simulation Hours, 140 Clinical Hours
Duration: 14 Week Program
PTCB National Board Examination Pass Rate 85% (based on 2022 assessments)
Basics of Pharmacy Course
This is a course all about becoming a Pharmacy Technician. You will learn you how to handle prescriptions and explain the laws that affect pharmacies.
You will also learn about your role as a Pharmacy Technician and the different ways medicines can be given. We'll teach you how to mix medicines and keep everything clean and germ-free. We'll also talk about the difference between brand-name and generic drugs.
You'll also get to learn about SIG codes, a kind of short language used in prescriptions. Lastly, we'll show you how to handle billing and insurance claims for prescriptions. This course will give you everything you need to know to get started as a Pharmacy Technician.
Pharmacy Calculations Course
This is a course about the important math you need to know as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. You will learn how to how to use formulas and conversions for pharmacy calculations.
State Council of Higher Education of Virginia
NHA- National Healthcareer Association
PTCB - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board School
ASHP- American Society of Health System Pharmacists
Virginia Board of Pharmacy
Indiana Board of Pharmacy
Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Florida Board of Pharmacy
American Medical Certification Association- AMCA
MYCAA Scholarship (Department of Defense Approved Institution) - Military Tuition Funding Grant
Army Credentialing Assistance
WIOA- Workforce Innovative Opportunity Act
Module 1: History of Medicine
Module 2: Pharmacy Law, Ethics, Regulatory Agencies
Module 3: Pharmacy Technicians: Competencies, Associations, Settings & Patient Interaction
Module 4: Patient & Medication Administration
Module 5: Institutional Pharmacy Practice
Module 6: Community Pharmacy Practice
Module 7: Bulk Repackaging and Non-Sterile Compounding
Module 8: Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding
Module 9: Advanced Sterile Compounding
Module 10: Pharmacy Billing and Inventory Management
Module 11: Medication Safety and Error Prevention
Module 12: Drug References
Module 13: Additional Pharmacy Practice Settings