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Certified Pharmacy Technician Program (CPHT)

Program Type: 
Certification Program

Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists provide medication and other healthcare products to patients. Technicians usually perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication for patients, such as counting tablets and labeling bottles.

Technicians receive written prescriptions or requests for prescription refills from patients. They also may receive prescriptions sent electronically from the doctor’s office. They must verify that the information on the prescription is complete and accurate. To prepare the prescription, technicians must retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and sometimes mix the medication. Then, they prepare the prescription labels, select the type of prescription container, and affix the prescription and auxiliary labels to the container. Technicians’ price and file the prescription, which must be checked by a pharmacist before it is given to a patient. They may also stock and take inventory of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

In hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities, technicians have added responsibilities. They read patient charts and prepare and deliver the medicine to patients. The pharmacist must check the order before it is delivered to the patient.
Technicians refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information, or health matters to a pharmacist.

Career Opportunities: 

Pharmacy technicians held about 211,000 jobs. Two-thirds of all jobs were in retail pharmacies, either independently owned or part of a drugstore chain, grocery store, department store, or mass retailer. About 22 percent of jobs were in hospitals and a small proportion was in mail-order and Internet pharmacies, clinics, pharmaceutical wholesalers, and the Federal Government.

Program Information: 

Pharmacy technician education programs require classroom and laboratory method of teaching in a variety of areas, including medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic mathematics, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacy recordkeeping, pharmaceutical techniques, and pharmacy law and ethics. Technicians also are required to learn medication names, actions, uses, and doses.
Students will receive a letter of completion and a certificate at the end of the program. This program is a 7 weeks program of 210 clock hours. 120 clock hours of lecture, 30 clock hours of lab and 60 clock hour of internship.

Certification: 

Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a Certificate and a letter of completion and will be eligible for the National Certification examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).