allied-health-squareWith pharmacy technician training, you will assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients. You will create and update patients’ 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 and 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.

Program Overview

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 anywhere.

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 Technician program:

  • 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

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? Get the training you need through Brighton’s pharmacy tech courses. Learn more about Brighton’s online Pharmacy Tech courses.

For more information about Brighton College’s online Pharmacy Tech Program, please fill out the form to the right.

Course Outline

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,  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, contact us today.

Career Outlook

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

Job Outlook*

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. With 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 earnings vary based on experience and location.

Tuition & Fees

The total price for the Pharmacy Technician program is $2,575

Total Tuition $2,475
Enrollment Fee $100
Total Sales Price  $2,575

Payment Plans

  • Full Payment Plan: Pay in full and receive a $300 discount for a total program price of of $2,275.
  • Automatic Payment Plan: Pay only a $100 enrollment fee, 7 interest-free monthly payments of $310, and a final payment of $305, for a total program price of $2,575. Payments will automatically be charged monthly to your credit card.
  • Alternative Financing Options: Call us at 1-800-354-1254 for alternative payment plan options.


All textbooks are provided for students in the Medical Billing program. Ebooks will be utilized when available. Courses are taken one at a time, and textbooks are delivered as new courses are released to the student.

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

Through a partnership with the National Healthcare Association (NHA), Brighton College provides graduates with a certification preparation package and a voucher for the Pharmacy Technician ExCPT certification exam at no additional charge!