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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians are skilled professionals trained to perform clerical duties and tasks related to preparing and dispensing of pharmaceutical drugs.

The Pharmacy Technician program at North-West College provides the education and training needed to begin a career working in a pharmacy, hospital, pharmaceutical lab and other healthcare facilities.

This program is available at the following campus locations:

Anaheim Bakersfield Glendale
Long Beach Pomona Riverside
San Diego Van Nuys West Covina

Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician Overview

Pharmacy Technicians are skilled professionals trained to perform clerical duties and tasks related to preparing and dispensing of pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmacy Technicians are usually included in all pharmacy functions except those which require the proficiency of a licensed pharmacist.

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists, who must review prescriptions before they are given to patients. In most states, technicians can compound or mix some medications and call physicians for prescription refill authorizations. Technicians also may need to operate automated dispensing equipment when filling prescription orders.

Pharmacy Technicians routinely perform a variety of important tasks, including:

Collecting prescription information needed to fill prescriptions
Measure amounts of medication for prescriptions
Package and label prescriptions
Organize inventory and alert pharmacists to any shortages of medications or supplies
Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
Enter customer or patient information, including any prescriptions taken, into a computer system
Answer phone calls from customers
Arrange for customers to speak with pharmacists if customers have questions about medications or health matters

The Pharmacy Technician program at North-West College can provide you with the hands on training and education you need.

During the course of this program, you will learn the skills and procedures commonly performed by pharmacy technicians in hospitals, retail pharmacies and pharmaceutical laboratories, including how to perform pharmaceutical calculations, prescription processing, drug labeling, sterile and non-sterile drug compounding, and dispensing over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.

In addition, the program teaches medical terminology, pharmacy-related general medicine, along with the laws and regulations governing the pharmacy industry, such as FDA and DEA regulations and ethical codes of conduct.

* North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

Pharmacy Technician
Certification Board (PTCB) Pass Rate

Proudly accredited, licensed to operate and/or recognized by the following institutions: Accredited by ASHP at West Covina, Pomona, Van Nuys and Glendale. Accredited by ABHES at San Diego.

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This program is offered at our campuses in Anaheim, Bakersfield, Glendale, Long Beach, Pomona, Riverside, San Diego, Van Nuys and West Covina.

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Pharmacy Technician Overview

Pharmacy Technicians are skilled professionals trained to perform clerical duties and tasks related to preparing and dispensing of pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmacy Technicians are usually included in all pharmacy functions except those which require the proficiency of a licensed pharmacist.

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of pharmacists, who must review prescriptions before they are given to patients. In most states, technicians can compound or mix some medications and call physicians for prescription refill authorizations. Technicians also may need to operate automated dispensing equipment when filling prescription orders.

Pharmacy Technicians routinely perform a variety of important tasks, including:

Collecting prescription information needed to fill prescriptions
Measure amounts of medication for prescriptions
Package and label prescriptions
Organize inventory and alert pharmacists to any shortages of medications or supplies
Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
Enter customer or patient information, including any prescriptions taken, into a computer system
Answer phone calls from customers
Arrange for customers to speak with pharmacists if customers have questions about medications or health matters

The Pharmacy Technician program at North-West College can provide you with the hands on training and education you need.

During the course of this program, you will learn the skills and procedures commonly performed by pharmacy technicians in hospitals, retail pharmacies and pharmaceutical laboratories, including how to perform pharmaceutical calculations, prescription processing, drug labeling, sterile and non-sterile drug compounding, and dispensing over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.

In addition, the program teaches medical terminology, pharmacy-related general medicine, along with the laws and regulations governing the pharmacy industry, such as FDA and DEA regulations and ethical codes of conduct.

* North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

Pharmacy Technician
Certification Board (PTCB) Pass Rate

Proudly accredited, licensed to operate and/or recognized by the following institutions: Accredited by ASHP at West Covina, Pomona, Van Nuys and Glendale. Accredited by ABHES at San Diego.

  1. Programs
  2. Pharmacy Technician

Attend Classes at a California (CA) Campus Near You!

This program is offered at our campuses in Anaheim, Bakersfield, Glendale, Long Beach, Pomona, Riverside, San Diego, Van Nuys and West Covina.

Meet a Graduate

Questions?

Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at 1-888-408-4211. Classes are starting soon!

Pharmacy Technician Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find a list of commonly asked questions about the Pharmacy Technician Program at North-West College:

Questions?

Let us help you launch your career by contacting us today. Simply fill out the form below or call us at

1-888-408-4211

Classes are starting soon!