Pharmacy Technician Certificate

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Start your new career in this high-demand, rewarding field

The University of Central Missouri Pharmacy Technician Certificate program will help you launch a career in the high-demand healthcare field. The need for qualified pharmacy technicians continues to grow with approximately 1,278 new jobs expected within the next five years. Through our self-paced, online program, you will begin a new career in this in-demand field and be part of a rewarding medical team. Average pay for pharmacy technicians is approximately $31,300. Professionals in this field often have the ability to work within a flexible schedule due to the 24/7 nature of many pharmacies. Approximately 70 percent of pharmacy technicians work in retail settings with close to 13 percent in hospitals.

UCM certificate cost icon   $1,999 including complete ebook library and unlimited student support by phone, chat and email
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Self-paced, online course

Contact hours icon    292 hours  Prerequesites checklist icon    18 years or older, high-school diploma or GED, basic skills in computer usage and access to a computer with Internet at home or another location.



Our program prepares you to sit for Pharmacy Technician Certification ExamCapsules

Our program prepares you to earn the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s national certification, a credential that increases earning potential, marketability and flexibility. You will learn pharmacy calculations, terminology and skills needed to read and interpret prescriptions as well as identify drugs by generic and brand names, review the top 200 drugs, dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing, billing and reimbursement.

What you will learn

  • Knowledge and skills needed to work in both a community pharmacy and healthcare facility
  • Expertise necessary to sit for the national certification exam
  • Drug regulation and control
  • Terminology and related anatomy
  • Pharmacy calculations and math review
  • Measures and abbreviations
  • Routes, formulations and compounds
  • Aseptic technique and sterile handling
  • Inventory management
  • Drug names and classes


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