Pharmacy Technician

Learn the skills you need to become a pharmacy tech in a hospital or retail setting with the Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Medical/Healthcare/Pharma

Function : General

Duration : 330 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Pharmacy Technician

Learn the skills you need to become a pharmacy tech in a hospital or retail setting with the Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies, and you'll be prepared for national certification. This program pairs students with an instructor for one-on-one assistance and may include a 40- 100 hour externship. Please view specifics in the Details section.

All materials are included. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the laws that govern pharmacy, whether federal or state-mandated
  • Discuss the HIPAA requirements and their application to the pharmacy
  • Interpret physician orders and prescriptions
  • Prepare and distribute medications
  • Define medical and pharmaceutical terms and common abbreviations
  • Understand the pharmacology of medications in relation to the anatomy affected
  • Perform pharmaceutical calculations
  • Communicate effectively with patients and medical professionals
  • Process insurance billing or collect payments
  • Pass the National Certification Exam


This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers and can be taken on either a Mac or a PC; however, most medical offices currently use PCs. A high-speed Internet connection is recommended. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

ed2go will provide the required materials for this program. They include:

  • Pharmacy Practice for Technicians, 4th Edition
  • Pocket Guide for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Math for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacology for Technicians: Understanding Drugs and Their Uses, 4th Edition
  • Pharmacology for Technicians Workbook
  • Virtual Pharmacy Externship for Technicians CD-ROM
  • Pharmacy lab kit
  • Externship packet and lab coat provided upon acceptance into the Externship Program


If you're interested in becoming a pharmacy technician, this program is for you! No health care or medical office work experience is required to take this program. You should be proficient in keyboarding (approximately 35 words per minute), have a basic understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended), and have a command of English grammar and punctuation.

Students are encouraged to have a basic understanding of high school math including percents and proportions at the algebra level.  This program will provide a review of fractions and decimals, in addition to covering more advanced pharmacy equations. In order to sit for the national certification exam, candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent; therefore, it's recommended you have this before enrolling for this program.

To participate in the CVS or Walgreens externships, students must not have a criminal record.  Background checks will be conducted prior to the student's admittance into the externship program.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace.

Orientation to Pharmacy

  • History
  • Standards
  • References
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Required Equipment 
  • Counter and Consulting Areas 
  • Storage 
  • Controlled Substances 
  • Accountability 
  • Computer Applications
  • Institutional Pharmacy

Pharmacy Law and Ethics

  • Federal and State Laws
  • Schedule of Drugs 
  • Ethics

Medical and Pharmaceutical Terminology

  • Introduction to Terminology
  • Abbreviations and Calculations 
  • Organs: Cardio, Endocrine, GI, Integumentary 
  • Organs: Lymphatic, Muscular, Nervous, Skeletal, Reproductive 
  • Organs: Respiratory, Urinary, Hearing, Sight

Pharmaceutical Calculations

  • Basic Math Skills
  • Community Pharmacy Math
  • Institutional Pharmacy Math


  • Unit 1: The Science of Pharmacology
  • Unit 2: Anti-Infectives and Drugs for Colds
  • Unit 3: Narcotic Pain Relievers and Nervous System Drugs
  • Unit 4: Respiratory, GI, Renal, and Cardiac Drugs
  • Unit 5: Nonnarcotic Analgesics, Muscle Relaxants, Hormones, and Topicals
  • Unit 6: Chemotherapy, Herbs, and Miscellaneous Drugs
  • Emergency Agents

Communication Skills

  • Process 
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal 
  • Methods
  • Barriers

Insurance and Inventory Procedures

  • Cost Analysis 
  • Purchasing Procedures 
  • Receiving 
  • Record Keeping 
  • Inventory Control
  • Repackaging 
  • Types of Insurance 
  • Claim Forms 
  • Billing

Lab Module

  • Unit 1: Retail Lab
  • Unit 2: Hospital Lab

Clinical Rotations

  • Virtual Externship
  • Hospital
  • Retail

Final Comprehensive Exam


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