With pharmacy technician training, you will assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients. You will create and update patient’s health and insurance information in the computer and communicate with insurance carriers to obtain payment for prescription claims. You will also measure, mix, package, label & deliver drugs. If you’re looking for online pharmacy technician courses that can help you prepare for new opportunities in the field, find what you need at Brighton College.
How are Our Pharmacy Technician courses different?
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’ll continue working with you even after graduation, providing job assistance when you’re ready. Through our partnerships, you’ll 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.
What will I study in this Online Pharmacy Technician Program?
The following are a few of the concepts you will learn through our exciting Online Pharmacy Tech program and Pharmacy Technician courses:
- Basic Medical Terminology
- Human Diseases
- Alternative Medicines
- Hospital and Retail Pharmacy Procedures
- Drug Classifications
- Pharmacy Law and Ethics
- History of Medicine and Pharmacy
- Prescription Processing
- Body Systems
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? Get the training you need through Brighton’s pharmacy tech courses. Learn more about Brighton’s online Pharmacy Tech courses.
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A Career as a Pharmacy Technician!
Our pharmacy tech program was designed with you in mind. The program is self-paced allowing you to complete it according to your own schedule. You can review lessons as many times as you want, reinforcing the pharmacy tech course materials until you have a solid understanding of it.
Once you enroll in 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.
|Course ID||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|MED 102||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.|
|MED 109||Human Diseases||3 Credit Hours|
|This course is an introductory study of pathophysiology organized by body system. Etiology, symptoms and treatments are covered for each common disease. Course includes information on new procedures, medicines and therapies, as well as tips for health promotion and disease prevention.|
|PHM 102||Pharmacy Mathematics||3 Credit Hours|
|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.|
|PHM 103||Pharmacy Practice I||3 Credit Hours|
|Inclusive training in the technical procedures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital and retail settings under supervision of a registered pharmacist. Topics include dosage forms, and abbreviations, routes of administration, prescription processing, over-the-counter medications, and complementary medicine.|
|PHM 104||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: PHM 103|
For more information about Brighton’s Pharmacy Tech program or Pharmacy Tech courses, contact us today.
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
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 32 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. advances in pharmaceutical research, more prescription medications are being used to fight diseases. Also, the number of older people is growing, and older people use more prescription drugs than younger people.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the overall median annual wage of pharmacy technicians was $28,400 in May 2010. Wages can vary based on where Pharmacy Technicians are employed. Median annual wages for Pharmacy Technicians working in hospitals was $32,400 in May 2010. Shift differentials for working evenings or weekends can also increase earnings.
* Information based on Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians. Individual student earnings vary based on experience and location.
Tuition & Fees
The total price for the Pharmacy Technician Diploma program is $2,560.
|Total Sales Price||$2,560|
- Full Payment Plan: Pay in full and receive a $100 discount for a total program price of of $2,460
- Automatic Payment Plan: Pay a $100 enrollment fee and 12 interest free monthly payments of $205.00 for a total program price of $2,560. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.
Courses are taken one at a time. We recommend that you purchase books one course at a time as needed. Textbooks for the Pharmacy Technician diploma, on average, cost approximately $55 per course.
The estimated cost for books is based on new books purchased directly from the publisher. Students may purchase textbooks new or used and from the vendor of their choice. E-books may be available as well. Prices vary depending on the vendor. Please call the office for a list of recommended vendors.
Brighton College is dedicated to assist you with your job search. You will have access to Brighton’s online career center while completing your career training. The career center is designed to help you find employment in your chosen field.
Personalized Resume Building
You can submit your resume through our online resume center. Our career placement coordinators will provide one-on-one consultations with you and personally review your resume.
Specialized Career Course
Before graduation you will take a course that focuses on career information and prepares you for your job search. Learn important skills such as networking, career management and building interpersonal relationships.
One-On-One Cover Letter Assistance
You will learn how to build and design effective cover letters and follow-up letters. In addition we will show specific examples.
You will learn interview techniques and tips on how to answer the most commonly asked questions.