Pharmacy Technician | Barton Community College

Career Programs & Training Pharmacy Technician

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What They Do

  • Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients
  • Technicians perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, such as counting tablets, labeling bottles and preparing IV's and drug compounds
  • Technicians also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, inventory replenishment, order management and insurance billing
  • Pharmacy Technicians work in retail pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, grocery stores, department stores and mass retailers
  • Pharmacy Technicians work with patients, co-workers and healthcare professionals and require strong customer service and communication skills

What Barton Offers

  • Completion Certificate (29 credit hours)
  • Designed to be completed in two semesters including an internship within a Pharmacy
  • Prepares the student for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT) national certification exams

Why Barton’s Pharmacy Technician Program?

Flexibility

  • This program is offered in a 100% online format
  • Internship will be completed by student at an approved pharmacy site
  • Financial aid available for all programs for eligible students

  • Online - no driving or set course times
  • Completion in two semesters for quick transition to the workforce
  • Enroll for all course at www.BARTonline.org
  • Student support includes an online orientation and counseling

Occupational Outlook and Earnings

  • 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
  • Median hourly wage for pharmacy technicians was $15.26 in May 2017

Source:  Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum Guide
Certificates
Pharmacy Technician - 29 hours (certificate guide)
Pharmacy Technician - 29 hours (semester guide)