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Online Pharmacy Technician Training

Click here to Order OnlineDid you know that pharmacy technicians are in demand? In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), pharmacy technician employment is expected to grow by 25% through 2018. And with the healthcare industry exploding, an aging population and a growing reliance on prescribed medications, becoming a pharmacy technician is a solid career choice.


Allied’s self-paced, online pharmacy technician programs will prepare you to secure your place in this growing industry. Your journey begins with an engaging curriculum that helps you develop a strong foundation of vital pharmacy technician knowledge. Next, comprehensive exam preparation means you can sit for your certification exam with confidence. And finally, put your new skills to work with a valuable externship experience. It’s the well-rounded education you need to launch the health care career you’ve always wanted.

Interest-Free Payment Plans

Select from a range of payment plan options to put your pharmacy technician career training program within reach. Get started with an affordable down payment followed by monthly payments. These no-interest payment plans are an ideal way to make your pharmacy technician training more affordable and get you on your way to a new career! Call to learn more today!

Pass or Don’t Pay PTCB Exam Promise

Upon successfully completing Allied’s Pharmacy Technician Professional Program, you can sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam to earn your Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential. In fact, we are so confident in the quality of our curriculum, that if you don’t pass the PTCB exam the first time, we will refund your exam fee. Restrictions apply. Call today to learn more.

Pharmacy Technician Externship*

Upon successfully completing Allied’s Pharmacy Technician Professional Program or the Pharmacy Technician Professional Program with Pharmacology and passing the PTCB exam, Allied will arrange a valuable externship experience for you. The externship will allow you to implement your newly developed skills under direct supervision in an actual work environment. You will also develop a resume, cover letter and follow-up or thank-you note for potential employers, and learn to negotiate employment as a pharmacy technician.

Externship participants must adhere to a specific schedule as designated by the Externship Coordinator and by the Site Preceptor. The Externship Coordinator will attempt to make scheduling accommodations; however, participants are expected to be available for a minimum of 20-hours per week and a maximum of 40-hours per week. The length of the Externship is dependent on the program of study and the State regulations and guidelines (if applicable). ABSís externship program may or may not meet the requirements of a participantís state. Participants are highly encouraged to check their own stateís regulations to ensure compliance. All externship opportunities are unpaid rotations.

Live Support

With your pharmacy technician training, you have access to one-on-one student support through email, phone and fax during regular business hours. You are not alone in your education. If you have any questions, we are available to assist you every step of the way.

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Allied's Pharmacy Technicians Online Training is offered in the following states:
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, D.C
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

 

*Special Note: Call Allied to confirm externship program availability in your state

 

Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Allied’s self-paced, online pharmacy training professional programs offer comprehensive insight into the concepts, calculations and procedures you need to know to start your new career.

Your education will include:

  • Pharmaceutical terminology and prescriptions
  • Calculations, routes and formulations
  • Basic biopharmaceutics and factors affecting drug activity
  • Inventory management, financial issues and community and hospital pharmacies 
  • Counting medications
  • Preparing prescription labels and containers
  • Establishing and maintaining patient files
  • Preparing insurance forms
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • And More

Pharmacy Technician Professional Program
(120 Hours)


Allied’s self-paced, online pharmacy technician professional program will prepare you with the knowledge you need to start your new health care career. Upon successful completion, you can sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam and apply to Allied’s pharmacy technician externship program (upon successfully passing the PTCB exam).

Program Includes:

• Pharmacy Technician Course
• Pharmacy Calculations Course
• Comprehensive PTCB Exam Prep
• PTCB Exam Pass or Don’t Pay Promise
• Pharmacy Technician Externship (available upon course completion and passing the PTCB exam)
• Live Support

Pharmacy Technician Professional Program with Pharmacology (150 Hours)

In addition to the pharmacy technician and calculations courses, Allied’s Pharmacy Technician Professional Program with Pharmacology includes a valuable pharmacology course. The pharmacology course provides a more in-depth study of medications and how they affect body, with a special emphasis on children, pregnant/nursing women, substance abuse and the aging patient population.

Developing a knowledge base in pharmacology will not only serve you well throughout your career, but can also provide an edge that helps you stand out among the competition when seeking employment. Online and self-paced, this program will prepare you to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam and qualifies you for Allied’s pharmacy technician externship program (upon successfully passing the PTCB exam).

Program Includes:

• Pharmacy Technician Course
• Pharmacy Calculations Course
• Pharmacology Course
• Comprehensive PTCB Exam Prep
• PTCB Exam Pass or Don’t Pay Promise
• Pharmacy Technician Externship (available upon course completion and passing the PTCB exam)
• Live Support

Externship participants must adhere to a specific schedule as designated by the Externship Coordinator and by the Site Preceptor. The Externship Coordinator will attempt to make scheduling accommodations; however, participants are expected to be available for a minimum of 20-hours per week and a maximum of 40-hours per week. The length of the Externship is dependent on the program of study and the State regulations and guidelines (if applicable). ABSís externship program may or may not meet the requirements of a participantís state. Participants are highly encouraged to check their own stateís regulations to ensure compliance. All externship opportunities are unpaid rotations.

Call (888) 501-7686 to learn more about Allied's pharmacy technician online training!

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Your Career as a Pharmacy Technician

Click here to Order OnlineAs a pharmacy technician, you will assist licensed pharmacists with a variety of important tasks. In addition to filling patient prescriptions with the proper dosages, you'll also perform front office duties like greeting patients, answering questions and more. It's an ideal career for an individual who enjoys helping others.

Other Pharmacy Technician Duties May Include:

• Counting medications
• Retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure and mix medications
• Prepare prescription labels and container selection
• Establish and maintain patient files
• Prepare insurance forms
• Inventory prescription and over-the-counter medications

Pharmacy Technician Career Outlook

• Pharmacy technician employment is expected to grow by 25% through 2018 (source: BLS)
• Full or Part-Time employment
• With further education and training, pharmacy technicians can become pharmacists
• Employment can be found in retail, medical facilities, & physician offices

Opportunities for Career Advancement

Click here to Order Online Pharmacy technicians working with large organizations may have the opportunity to advance to supervisory positions, mentor or train other pharmacy technicians or enter into a specialty field such as chemo therapy, or nuclear medicine. A pharmacy technician career can also provide an entry into the world of pharmaceutical sales. Those who wish to complete their education can become a licensed pharmacist with additional formal training.

Pharmacy Technician Employment

Pharmacy technicians can find employment in retail and medical facilities, in mail order and internet pharmacies, with pharmaceutical wholesalers, physician offices or with the federal government.

Call 888-501-7686 and get started today with an interest-free pay plan!

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