Pharmacy Tech Online Program
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Online Program Features
True Self Paced Online Class
Our Program can be taken Anywhere at Anytime. Whether you need to get your PTCB or NHA National Board Certification Credential or Looking for a New Healthcare Career, the AlliedRx Pharmacy Tech Program is the Right Choice. Our institution is in ASHP Candidate Status. This meets the requirements to become certified and licensed by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
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Interactive Learning Modules
Our interactive learning modules consists of learning gamification, memory recall activities, matching and more.
We expand beyond the traditional “paper and pencil” teaching methods and focus on learning content to keep you engaged, focused and ready for the PTCB/NHA examination.
Stay on Track to Course Completion and Graduation with course alerts and more.
Get Real Time Feedback on your progress and strengthen areas based on topic.
Apply your knowledge in a simulated pharmacy environment where you can process patient prescriptions, assist with pharmacy insurance billing and more!
14 Week Program
- Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and be admitted to the AlliedRx Institute of Healthcare Pharmacy Technician Training Program.
- Applicants must take a reading comprehension and math assessment test prior to course enrollment. Passing score of 70% or higher required.
- Registered Pharmacy Technician Trainee with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy
- Applicants must be either attending high school, possesses a high school equivalency certificate, or is a high school graduate
- Applicant must have demonstrated English language proficiency (including reading, writing and speaking)
- Must Pass Criminal Background Check and Drug Testing for Clinicals
*400 Clock Hours (180 Didactic Clock Hours, 80 Simulation Clock Hours, 140 Experiential Clock Hours)
Pharmacy Technician Campus Program Financial Obligation
|Professional Liability Insurance||
AVG Cost -$25
AVG Cost $20
|Pharmacy Simulation Lab Fee||
Payment Plan Structure
|Upon Acceptance||16 Weekly Payments|
Federal Title IV Financial Aid is not available at our institution . Payment Plan Options are Available with $100 tuition down payment. Our institution is a Postsecondary Institute of Higher Education that is Certified to Operate by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia. Our tuition and refund policy is in accordance to 8VAC40-31-0160.
Program Tuition Refund Policy
a. A student who enters the school but withdraws or is terminated during the first quartile (25%) of the program shall be entitled to a minimum refund or credit towards outstanding payment plan balance amounting to 75% of the cost of the program.
b. A student who withdraws or is terminated during the second quartile (more than 25% but less than 50%) of the program shall be entitled to a minimum refund or credit towards outstanding payment plan balance amounting to 50% of the cost of the program.
c. A student who withdraws or is terminated during the third quartile (more than 50% but less than 75%) of the program shall be entitled to a minimum refund or credit towards outstanding payment plan balance amounting to 25% of the cost of the program.
d. A student who withdraws after completing more than three quartiles (75%) of the program shall not be entitled to a refund
The estimated out of pocket cost for required textbooks and program resources can range from about $255 * Campus Program
NOTE: A $20 fee is required to register as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy at the start of the program. The fee is the student’s responsibility.
The Pharmacy Tech Program accepts Virginia Career Works WIOA Vouchers Only individuals who meet the eligibility requirements that are set out in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act may qualify for funding for training programs. Contact your local office to determine if you are eligible for funding assistance.
Purpose: Pharmacy Technician prepares students to order, stock, package, prepare and dispense medications under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Students will prepare to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examinations in order to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), blending medicine, math and chemistry,our Certificate Program prepares you for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Pharmacy technicians work in the following types of pharmacies: hospitals, retail, home health care, nursing homes, clinics, nuclear medicine, and mail order. Pharmacy technicians can be employed with medical insurance companies, pharmacy software companies, drug manufacturing and wholesale companies, food processing companies, and as instructors in pharmacy technician training programs. Currently hospital, home health care, and retail pharmacies hire the majority of technicians.
National Board Examination Pass Rates 83% (based on 2021 assessments)
Core Online Courses
Basic Pharmacy I
This course provides students with the basic foundation and principles of becoming a Pharmacy Technician. As a certified pharmacy technician, you are the liaison between medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies and patients. You will receive and verify prescriptions and prepare patient medication. Topics discussed includes but is not limited to ; inventory, healthcare ethics and privacy, prescription filing process, federal regulations effecting pharmacy, routes of administration, compounding, aseptic techniques, brand and generic drugs, SIG codes, billing and insurance claims for prescriptions.
This course presents the essential math calculations and skills used by the Certified Pharmacy Technician. Course topics include; conversions, measurements, drug preparations, and applications of equations required for IV delivery, unit doses, and preparation of solutions for adult and pediatric populations.
Pharmacy Tech Clinical
This is designed to prepare students for a career as a professional pharmacy technician. Students in this class will be instructed on how to safely and accurately handle medications, how to fill prescriptions, and how to interact with other healthcare professionals. The class will also cover laws, regulations, and ethical considerations related to pharmacy practice. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience in a clinical pharmacy setting.
Prerequisites: Basic Pharmacy I, Pharmacy Calculations
A pharmacy technician works closely with pharmacists in hospitals, drug and grocery stores, and other medical settings to help prepare and distribute medicines to patients. In many pharmacies, technicians:
- Screen prescription orders for accuracy and completeness;
- Prepare prescriptions – retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and sometimes mix the medication;
- Perform calculations;
- Prepare medicines used to treat cancer;
- Perform medication reconciliation
- Assist in the management of investigational drug studies and;
- Use technology to help maintain accurate patient records, prepare and package medications, and place orders.
What is it like to work as a Pharmacy Technician?
State laws decide the activities that pharmacy technicians can perform. More detailed information about the roles and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician can be found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Virginia Board of Pharmacy Website
For additional information on pharmacy technician licensure in the State of Virginia, please visit the Virginia Board of Pharmacy website. Click to Visit Virginia Board of Pharmacy Website