Pharmacy Tech Online Program

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The Pharmacy Tech Self-Paced Online Program Prepares you for the PTCB and NHA National Board Certification.

 Gain the Skills Needed to Perform your Best in the Community and Institutional Pharmacy Setting! 

 

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.

 

Engaging Curriculum

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!

 

15 Week Program

PTCB/NHA Approved

ASHP Candidate Status

Program Information

Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age to apply and be admitted to the AlliedRx 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 
Program Structure

*400 Clock Hours (180 Didactic Clock Hours, 80 Simulation Clock Hours, 140 Experiential Clock Hours)

Program Description

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.

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.

Pharmacy Calculations

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.

Career Roles

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.