pharmacy technician
PTCB . NHA . Approved
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Gain the skills needed to become a top performing Pharmacy Technician. This certification program provides students with an interactive approach to learning.

AlliedRx students learn how to perform every aspect of a pharmacy technician job role and come out of our institution prepared, ready and willing to lend a hand in the healthcare industry.  This program offer simulation activities that allow students to develop their skills and bring the textbook to life. 

14 Week Program

PTCB/NHA Approved

$46,980 Avg. US Salary

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Next Semester Starts September 1st!

Daytime Program: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Thursday Classes

Evening Program: 6:00pm to 8:00pm


We Offer this Learning Option at our campuses located throughout the United States. Virginia is our headquarters with a campus in Henrico.

Get access to interactive learning, in person Pharmacy Simulation Labs and more.

Remote Live or Online

Need a Bit More Flexibility? Our Remote Live Instructor Led Classes or Self Paced Online Classes allow students to get the full experience of a Campus Class from the comfort of your home.

Get access to interactive learning, online simulations and more.

AlliedRx Mobile App

Pharmacy Tech Students get Exclusive Access to our Mobile App

Program Tuition Options

Additional Program Information

Program Structure

The Pharmacy Technician Training Program is consists of a didactic, simulated  and experiential skills*

*Starting July 1, 2022, additional information to be posted Summer 2022

Program Details

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 and State Licensure in Virginia, Maryland and Indiana

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.

Admission Requirements: Prospective students must be at least 18 years old to apply

Core 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.

Ready to Become a Pharmacy Tech?

Get started by submitting an enrollment form today!