Earn a Pharmacy Technician Certification

The Pharmacy Technician Certification develops skills for starting a career as a skilled Pharmacy Technician in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, and community pharmacies.

The 3-month, fast-paced Pharmacy Technician certification program offers students hands-on training and industry-focused instruction for working under a registered pharmacist in various healthcare settings.

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Why Enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

With the Pharmacy Technician certification program, students gain workforce-ready skills to gain employment and potentially sit for the Pharmacy Technician Board’s (PTCB) Exam. The Pharmacy Technician Certification program allows students to:

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    • Learn the foundational principles and medical terminology related to pharmacy operations.
    • Learn dosage calculations, IV Flow Rate, drug compounding, and other related skills.
    • Demonstrate skills to plan a career as a Pharmacist Technician.
    • Prepare to potentially sit for the Pharmacy Technician Board’s (PTCB) Exam.

    Course completion does not guarantee certification

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Build a Career with a Pharmacy Technician Certification

The Pharmacy Technician certification allows students to execute key workforce skills required in retail pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics. The program is designed to teach foundational skills through hands-on training to qualify to potentially sit for the PTCB exam.

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With the Pharmacy Technician certification training program, students get hands-on instruction from highly trained faculty. The Pharmacy Technician certification allows students to:

    • Learn various medical terminology specific to pharmaceuticals.
    • Read and interpret prescriptions and define drugs by generic and brand names.
    • Retrieve drugs in the correct strength and dosage, prepare medications and dispense them to patients.
    • Learn and demonstrate professional skills to work under a registered pharmacist.

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With a fast-paced Pharmacy Technician certification program, students gain foundational knowledge to potentially seek workforce entry in pharmaceutical care available within the local economy.

The Blue Ridge CTC Pharmacy Technician Certification develops workforce skills through hands-on training and expert guidance from highly trained faculty.

The Pharmacy Technician certification program guides students through the core concepts and theories related to working in a pharmacy setting. The Pharmacy Technician certification program allows students to perform various tasks related to working under a licensed pharmacist.

This fast-paced program allows students to explore employment opportunities specific to the prehospital care labor market early on with marketable skills and knowledge.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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