Pharmacy Technician

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What They Do

  • Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients
  • Technicians perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, such as counting tablets, labeling bottles and preparing IV's and drug compounds
  • Technicians also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, inventory replenishment, order management and insurance billing
  • Pharmacy Technicians work in retail pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, grocery stores, department stores and mass retailers
  • Pharmacy Technicians work with patients, co-workers and healthcare professionals and require strong customer service and communication skills

What Barton Offers

  • Completion Certificate (29 credit hours)
  • Designed to be completed in two semesters including an internship within a Pharmacy
  • Prepares the student for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT) national certification exams

PTCB recognized programWhy Barton’s Pharmacy Technician Program?

Flexibility

  • This program is offered in a 100% online format
  • Internship will be completed by student at an approved pharmacy site
  • Financial aid available for all programs for eligible students
  • Online - no driving or set course times
  • Completion in two semesters for quick transition to the workforce
  • Enroll for all course at www.BARTonline.org
  • Student support includes an online orientation and counseling

Occupational Outlook and Earnings

  • Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations  
  • Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services
  • Median hourly wage for pharmacy technicians was $15.26 in May 2017

Source:  Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guide
Certificates
Pharmacy Technician - 29 hours (certificate guide)
Pharmacy Technician - 29 hours (semester guide)