A pharmacy technician is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. As a pharmacy technician you will help the pharmacist package or mix prescriptions, maintain client records, refer clients to the pharmacist for counseling, assist with inventory control and purchasing, as well as collect payments and coordinate billing.
Degrees & Certificates
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion and become eligible to apply for registration as a pharmacy technician in their state, and be prepared to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or National Healthcareers Association (NHA) examinations.
BUSINESS & CONTINUING EDUCATION
Individuals must meet the following requirements for admission:
The Pharmacy Technician course is offered once a year and the class size is limited to the first 25 students who have completed the application process.
The completed application packet and all required documentation must be dropped off in person at the BCE Registration Office.
|Tuition & Payment Options|
Total Cost: $2,495 (includes textbooks and PTCB exam voucher)
Payment Plan: $2,525 Total Cost (includes tuition, textbooks, exam voucher, and a $30 one-time payment plan fee)
The first payment of $529 is due at the time of registration and includes the one-time $30 fee. Four additional payments of $499 are due monthly. Cash payments cannot be used to set up payment plans; payment plans are set up online. Checking and routing information is preferred. Credit and debit card payments are accepted but additional fees apply.
Financial Aid: Eligible students may receive financial aid for 50% of the tuition. Apply at www.studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Scholarship: Students may be eligible for the Direct Your Destiny (DYD) Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Scholarship. For more information can be found here: https://www.templejc.edu/programs/adult-basic-education/
Loans: Student loans may be available through SallieMae’s Smart Option Student Loan. Call 1-866-439-0993 for more information.
|Additional Program Costs|
|Next Start Date|
Update: Next class begins in Spring 2024
Starting pay averages $13 an hour
*U.S. Department of Labor