Pharmacy Technician Program FAQ
Pharmacy Technician Training Program FAQ
Yes, this program is 100% online and led by an Instructor.
The need for Pharmacy Technicians is extremely high. And, with pharmacies now located in supermarkets, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other locations, there are more job opportunities than ever before.
CCI Training Center pharmacy technician students gain the knowledge required to:
- Operate the equipment used in the preparation of prescription medicines, including capsules, creams, solutions, and coloring/flavoring.
- Learn how to properly handle supplies such as needles, fillers, and syringes.
- Process prescription requests from patients and doctors’ offices.
- Measure medication amounts accurately.
- Package and label prescriptions for patients, hospital staff, doctors, etc.
- Establish and maintain records relating to patients’ prescriptions.
- Take payments for prescriptions and process insurance claims.
- Assist with the pharmacy’s inventory.
- Participate in an externship that is designed to help students put their skills to the test in a real-world work environment and build a network of valuable contacts.
- Sit for pharmacy technician certification exams.
There is work for pharmacy technicians in a variety of settings. You can find them at your local retail pharmacy, of course, but there are also pharmacy technician roles in:
- Compounding pharmacies
- Mail-order pharmacies
- Public and private hospitals
- Nursing homes
- Mental health facilities
- Prison medical centers
- Military medical facilities
The many different places you can work means that no matter where you are, there is likely a need for a pharmacy technician, and not only in the normal places you might think of.
Pharmacy technicians need to have a variety of skills, including the ability to memorize and learn medication names, strong attention to detail, strong customer services skills, and an understanding of the technology used by pharmacists. Pharmacy technicians need to be very reliable.
Computer Fundamentals: Students will receive introductory training in business computer fundamentals, including how to use Microsoft Word to write letters, create forms, and format documents, how to print documents, conduct basic Internet research, and effectively use various Microsoft browser tools. Students also learn the fundamentals of creating and formatting spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel.
Computers in the Pharmacy: Students learn and practice using a common pharmacy management software application. In addition, students will practice entering patient information, prescriptions, nursing home data, running reports, tracking inventory, and label printing and application.