Pharmacy Technician Training

 
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Pharmacy Technician Training Program

The Pharmacy Technician Program at Charter is designed to meet the rigorous accreditation standards of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education (ASHP/ACPE).

Upon completion of this course, students will be well prepared to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). During the program, students will have many opportunities to take practice exams that will help prepare them to succeed on the national exam and earn the title Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Our instructors go beyond preparing you for the exam and prepare you for a real life workplace environment. With over 30 years of pharmacy practice experience, your instructor will mentor you to succeed as a pharmacy tech.

The curriculum consists of 16 weeks of interactive classroom instruction and hands-on practice in our state-of-the-art pharmacy simulation lab, followed by 180 hours of clinical externship training in local pharmacies.

Course content includes:

  • Medication Order Entry & Fill Process
  • Pharmacology for Technicians
  • Patient and Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Law and Regulations
  • Pharmacy Quality Assurance
  • CPR for Health Care Providers
  • Pharmacy Math
  • Sterile IV Drug Preparation/Aseptic Technique
  • Non-Sterile Drug Compounding
  • Insurance Billing and Reimbursement
  • Inventory Management
  • Customer Service Excellence

At Charter, you can quickly complete your training in as little as 6 months. In addition to learning in an interactive classroom environment, you will obtain hands-on experience in our newly renovated pharmacy simulation lab. Here you will practice preparing prescriptions in a realistic environment that replicates community and hospital pharmacy settings. In addition to processing outpatient prescriptions, you will be trained in the preparation of sterile IV admixtures and non-sterile drug compounding. You will also gain real-life experience through an externship program at two local pharmacies.

Employers are seeking qualified applicants!

Hospitals, pharmacy’s and insurance companies are looking for qualified pharmacy technicians all over the United States. At the completion of our program you will take the national certification exam. As a nationally certified pharmacy technician, you will find opportunities to work both locally and around the country. The median pay for a pharmacy technician is over $32,000* (*according to the US Department of Labor)

Classes are forming now. Contact us to learn more about our tuition plans. In house financing is available.

To get started, please click the Enroll button below and complete the brief intake form. We will then schedule a time to review our program with you and schedule a time to show you around our facilities.

Feel free to call us at 810-202-8646.

Pharmacy Technicians play an important role in the health care delivery system and it is our goal to make Charter Health Care Training Center graduates indispensable members of the team!
Dena Scully, BBA, CPhT

Director, Pharmacy Technician Program

US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics report: Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services. US Dept Labor Statistics

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Laminar Airflow Workbench

Special thanks to the Genesys Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Department for donating Laminar Airflow Hood. This hood is used in the preparation of compounded sterile products. Students will learn to perform proper aseptic technique, which is basically how to manipulate sterile products to avoid contamination.  Pharmacy technicians in hospital environments routinely compound sterile products, a process that includes withdrawing medications from vials and injecting them into IV base solutions. This must be done in a contaminant-free environment in a specific manner that maintains the sterility of the compounded product.

 

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