Get ready for an exciting and fulfilling healthcare career with the Pharmacy Technician certificate program at Athens Institute of Allied Health. Our flexible class schedule allows you to advance your career while supporting your family at the same time.
Pharmacy Technicians work alongside Pharmacists in a hospital, retail, or other clinical pharmacy setting to help dispense prescriptions and support patient care. In order to become a certified Pharmacy Technician, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and complete a certificate or associate degree program. Many states require Pharmacy Technicians to pass a national certification exam in order to obtain certification.
In order to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and complete a certificate or associate degree program. Many states require Pharmacy Technicians to pass a national certification exam in order to obtain certification.
How to perform basic first aid
How to perform CPR/AED
Take vital signs
Apply proper body mechanics
Hand washing and cleanliness skills
An introduction to all body systems
Phlebotomy and Venipuncture
Pharmacy Technician (PhT) Certification Program
Program Objective: To provide the knowledge, skills, and training that will prepare students for professional certification and entry into the healthcare system as a competent and compassionate entry-level pharmacy technician. Additionally, our Externship program allows the students with the opportunity to apply the cumulative didactic knowledge learned in the classroom to hone their clinical skills, critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, and professionalism, and to network with colleagues in the field.
Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program and are eligible for a fee waiver on the first attempt on the Pharmacy Technician Certification (ExCPT) Exam
What You’ll Learn
- How to fill prescriptions and prepare pharmaceutical products
- How to use pharmaceutical and medical terminology for prescribing, dispensing and charting
- Pharmacology, dosage calculations and pharmacy law
- Train in drug dosage, classification and administration
- Apply skills and gain hands-on experience from lab work and externships
The prerequisite course
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