Are you the most detail-oriented person you know? Do you sweat the small stuff? Does nothing escape your attention?
Then you’re an ideal candidate for Pennsylvania Institute of Technology’s Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program. Our certification program allows you to learn in the classroom then perform hands-on training under your instructor’s supervision. You’ll learn how to calculate drug dosages, use pharmaceutical software, understand the effects of medications on the body’s systems, understand pharmaceutical terminology, and much more. This program offers you the opportunity to become qualified to assist pharmacists in dispensing medications. You will get the training you need to be prepared to take the Pharmacy Specialist Certification Examination.
If you’ve ever had a prescription filled at a
neighborhood pharmacy, a big national pharmacy chain, or a hospital, you’ve
interacted with a pharmacy technician. A
pharmacy technician is a professional who dispenses prescription medication and
performs other pharmacy-related functions. As a pharmacy technician, you’ll take
information from customers and health professionals needed to fill
prescriptions. Pharmacy Technicians measure medication dosages, mix medications,
and package and label prescriptions.
If you’re detail oriented and enjoy science,
you’ll thrive as a pharmacy technician.
Pharmacy technicians are always in demand. In
fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that pharmacy technician
employment is expected to grow by 32% through 2020, which is a faster pace than
P.I.T. students with a certificate and/or an associate degree will be
able to find work in a variety of rewarding healthcare settings,
- Large scale / national retail
- Long-term care facilities
- Pharmaceutical manufacturers
Every credit earned in the Pharmacy Technician
program counts towards earning an associate degree in Allied Health at P.I.T.. You can
start working in your field right after graduation. You can work in your field and pursue your
degree part-time. P.I.T. will prepare you
for the next step that’s right for YOU.