Pharmacy Technician Professional: Online Certificate Program

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This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Acquire the expertise and applied knowledge needed to enjoy a fulfilling career in the pharmaceutical industry. You’ll learn the ins and outs of medication dispensing, pharmacy operations, and how to positively interact with and impact those you serve. Earn your certificate and start your internship in as little as 25 weeks!

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Course length

422 hours

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Weekly time commitment

15-20 hours

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In this comprehensive Pharmacy Tech Certificate Program, students will delve into essential topics such as medication dosage calculations, pharmaceutical terminology, pharmacy operations and medication safety protocols. Coursework combines instructor‐led/video‐based training, practical activities and simulations performed by students and graded by our instructors.

At the end of the course, students also complete a six‐week internship experience at a local pharmacy.

This program is formally accredited by the ASHP/ACPE. Upon completion of this program, students will have the knowledge to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam sponsored by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). MedCerts covers the cost of this exam.

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

21 percent of all pharmacy technician jobs fall under the health and personal care retailers (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) category. The average starting salary is $37,680 with plenty of room to grow.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this Pharmacy Technician Professional Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Are you interested in a career in the booming healthcare field?  
  • Do you enjoy working in a detail-oriented and precise environment?  
  • Are you comfortable with handling medications and following strict safety protocols?  
  • Are you a good communicator and enjoy interacting with both healthcare professionals and patients?  
  • Are you able to work well under pressure and handle fast-paced environments?  
  • Are you interested in learning about pharmaceuticals, drug interactions and medication management?  
  • Are you looking for a career that offers stability and a wide range of job opportunities?  
  • Are you ready for a fulfilling career that combines administrative tasks with a focus on patient care? 

Career Paths

Pharmacy Technician
Retail Pharmacy Technician
Hospital Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Inventory Specialist
Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement Specialist