allied-health-squareWith Pharmacy Technician training, you will assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients. Pharmacy technicians create and update patients’ health and insurance information in the computer, communicate with insurance carriers to obtain payment for prescription claims, and measure, mix, package, label, and deliver drugs. If you’re looking for online Pharmacy Technician courses that can help you prepare for new opportunities in the field, you will find what you need at Brighton College.

Program Overview

Why is our Pharmacy Technician program better than those of other Pharmacy Technician schools?

As one of the country’s leading Pharmacy Tech schools, we offer you everything you need to succeed in this field, not just an overview of the basics like many other Pharmacy Tech schools. We will continue working with you even after graduation, providing job assistance when you’re ready. Through our partnerships, you will also have the opportunity to participate in an externship with one of the largest pharmacies in the country. You will not find a more complete, higher quality Pharmacy Tech training program anywhere.

What will I study in this online Pharmacy Technician Program?

The following are a few of the core competencies you will learn through our exciting online Pharmacy Technician program:

  • Basic Medical Terminology
  • Human Diseases
  • Alternative Medicines
  • Hospital and Retail Pharmacy Procedures
  • Drug Classifications
  • HIPAA
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • History of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Prescription Processing
  • Body Systems

Job Assistance

We understand finding a position is your ultimate goal. We will help you build your resume and cover letter. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in your job search.

Are you ready to become a Pharmacy Technician? Receive the knowledge you need through Brighton’s Pharmacy Technician courses.

Learn more about our online Pharmacy Technician program by calling 800.354.1254 or click on the Text Us link to the right of this page, give us your information, and a representative will contact you to discuss how you can begin training to become a Pharmacy Technician.

Course Outline

A Career as a Pharmacy Technician!

Our Pharmacy Technician program was designed with you in mind. Our flexible learning model allows you to complete your studies according to your own schedule. You can review lessons as many times as needed, reinforcing the pharmacy tech course materials until you have a solid understanding of all concepts.

Once you enroll for your Pharmacy Tech training, you can get started right way! Pharmacy Tech courses are released one by one to ensure you properly retain the information.

What courses are in the Pharmacy Technician program?

The following pharmacy tech courses are included in the program. Courses are released one at a time to maximize learning. The Pharmacy Technician program has a total of 15 credit hours. Each course must be completed in 8 weeks.

Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
MED102 Essentials of Medical Terminology 3 Credit Hours
This course is an exploration of the systems of the human body, including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems, as well as reproductive, integumentary, blood/lymph, endocrine and nervous systems and how they relate to each other. In addition, some of the most common diseases and disorders affecting these systems and the treatments for them are discussed.
MED109 Human Diseases 3 Credit Hours
This course will present the study of human diseases, processes that cause disease, and ways in which disease manifests as symptoms, signs, physical findings, and laboratory findings for each of the body systems. This course offers an introduction to human diseases, a study of the mechanism of disease, information on neoplasms, insight into inflammation and infection, and then moves into common diseases and disorders of body systems. These body systems are the musculoskeletal, blood and blood-forming organs, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas, urinary, endocrine, nervous, eye and ear, reproductive, integumentary, genetic and developmental, childhood, and mental health.
PHM102 Pharmacy Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
This course is an examination of basic mathematical concepts and instruction in the methods of filling prescriptions and physician orders. Topics include household, apothecary and metric measurement, and calculating drug dosages for various routes of administration.
PHM103 Pharmacy Practice I 3 Credit Hours
This course and Pharmacy Practice II provide inclusive training in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. This course prepares students to have a working knowledge of basic pharmacology and the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, including law and ethical guidelines for practice. Topics include classifications of drugs; routes of administration, dosage forms, and drug doses; anatomy and physiology of the human body; essential functions relating to inventory control and purchasing; procedures and techniques relating to aseptic technique, compounding, and parenteral dosage preparation; trade and generic names of drugs and abbreviations used in pharmacy practice; and the procedures and operations relating to the manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drugs.
PHM104 Pharmacy Practice II 3 Credit Hours
This course, along with Pharmacy Practice I, prepares students to have a working knowledge of basic pharmacology and the duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, including law and ethical guidelines for practice. Topics include classifications of drugs; routes of administration, dosage forms, and drug doses; anatomy and physiology of the human body; essential functions relating to inventory control and purchasing; procedures and techniques relating to aseptic technique, compounding, and parenteral dosage preparation; trade and generic names of drugs and abbreviations used in pharmacy practice; and the procedures and operations relating to the manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drugs. Prerequisite: PHM103.

For more information about Brighton’s Pharmacy Tech program, contact us today.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Employment Opportunities

You could find pharmacy technician jobs in the following settings:

  • Retail pharmacies
  • Mail order pharmacies
  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities

Earnings*

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual wage for pharmacy technicians in May 2015 was $30,410. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,950, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $45,030. Most pharmacy technicians work full time. Pharmacies may be open at all hours. Therefore, pharmacy technicians may have to work nights or weekends.

Shift differentials for working evenings or weekends can also increase earnings.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–17 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm.

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Pharmacy Technician program is $3,375

Total Tuition $2,925
Resource Fee $350
Enrollment Fee $100
Total Sales Price  $3,375

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full for a total program price of of $3,075. Save $300!
  • Private Student Loan: Finance your education with low down payments and customized terms!

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma. For full admission requirements visit Admission Procedures.

Textbooks

Unless a third-party funding source is covering your material costs, you are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks and/or materials. You can purchase from any vendor of your choosing and Brighton College will supply you with a list of preferred vendors that offer competitive pricing. We recommend purchasing textbooks one course at a time since updated versions are released periodically. The estimated cost based on our ebook supplier is $348 for this program. This price may vary depending on the vendor you choose.

Career Services

Brighton College is dedicated to assisting you with your job search. We work side-by-side with you to help you with whatever your post-graduation goals are. Below are some of the benefits you’ll get as a Brighton College graduate.

Specialized Career Course

All Brighton College students have the option of taking our Career Exploration course, which focuses on preparing you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management, resume building, interview preparation, and building interpersonal relationships.

Certification Preparation

We realize that your goals as a graduate often include taking a certification exam with one of the many certification organizations. We want to help support those goals and your ultimate success so Brighton College provides graduates with a voucher of up to $150 to be used toward the cost of that exam. Call for more info!