Learn the skills you need to become a pharmacy tech in a hospital or retail setting with the Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies, and you'll be prepared for national certification. All materials are included.
Pharmacy technicians and aides help licensed pharmacists prepare prescription medications, provide customer service, and perform administrative duties within a pharmacy setting. Pharmacy technicians also may receive prescriptions sent electronically from doctors’ offices, and in some States they are permitted to process requests by phone. They must verify that the information on the prescription is complete and accurate. To prepare the prescription, technicians retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and sometimes mix the medication. Then they prepare the prescription labels, select the type of container, and affix the prescription and auxiliary labels to the container. Once the prescription is filled, technicians price and file the prescription, which must be checked by a pharmacist before it is given to the patient. Technicians may establish and maintain patient profiles, as well as prepare insurance claim forms. Technicians always refer any questions regarding prescriptions, drug information, or health matters to a pharmacist.
Lakewood College’s Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program has 16 comprehensive lessons which provide "hands on" instruction on the following topics:
Chapter 1 - History of Medicine and Pharmacy
Chapter 2 - Pharmacy Federal Laws and Regulations
Chapter 3 - Pharmacy Ethics, Competencies, Associations, and Settings for Technicians
Chapter 4 - Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians
Chapter 5 - Dosage Forms, Routes of Administration and Drug Classifications, Drug Abbreviations, and Medical Terminology
Chapter 6 - Drug Information References
Chapter 7 - Prescription Processing
Chapter 8 - Over-the-Counter Medications
Chapter 9 - Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Chapter 10 - Hospital Pharmacy
Chapter 11 - Repackaging and Compounding
Chapter 12 - Aseptic Technique
Chapter 13 - Pharmacy Stock and Billing
Chapter 14 - Medication Safety and Error Prevention
Chapter 15 - Endocrine System
Chapter 16 - Nervous System
Chapter 17 - Psychopharmacology
Chapter 18 - Respiratory System
Chapter 19 - Visual and Auditory Systems
Chapter 20 - Integumentary System
Chapter 21 - Gastrointestinal System
Chapter 22 - Urinary System
Chapter 23 - Cardiovascular System
Chapter 24 - Reproductive System
Chapter 25 - Antiinfectives
Chapter 26 - Antiinflammatories and Antihistamines
Chapter 27 - Vitamins and Minerals
Chapter 28 - Vaccines
Chapter 29 - Oncology Agents
Chapter 30 - Microbiology
Chapter 31 - Chemistry
What You Receive
Lakewood College provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams and instructional support at no cost to the student. Complete your reading assignments when it's convenient for you. Then go online to take exams. There's no pressure, and help is available whenever you need it.
The Pharmacy Technician training course includes:
At graduation, you'll also receive a Lakewood College Pharmacy Technician Diploma. Plus, you'll have the business knowledge and confidence you need to take your career to the next level.
Employment is expected to increase much faster than average, and job opportunities are expected to be excellent, especially for those with formal training or certification.
The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people—who use more prescription drugs than younger people—will spur demand for pharmacy workers throughout the projection period. In addition, as scientific advances lead to new drugs, and as more people obtain prescription drug coverage, pharmacy workers will be needed in growing numbers.
Payment Plan A
Tuition = $2,158.00
Payment Plan B
Tuition = $2,258.00
Payment Plan C
Tuition = $2,295.55
A $35.00 shipping and $125.00 registration fee is included in the total tuition for Payment Plan B above.
Lakewood College provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams and instructional support at no cost to the student.
Lakewood College offers affordable, interest-free tuition. We never charge finance fees — ever! That means, unlike many other schools, you can graduate without going thousands of dollars into debt.
Low Monthly Payments
Lakewood College's low monthly payment plans are designed to fit your budget.
Convenient Payment Methods
We make it easy for you by accepting VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept debit cards, prepaid cards, checks and money orders. You can simply pay online, by phone or by mail.
Military Education Benefits
We actively support the education of active duty members, their spouses, and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Thanks to Lakewood’s low tuition, your military benefits will go a lot further. That means you can complete your education with little to no out-of-pocket costs.
You may qualify for tuition reimbursement from your employer under the Employee Education Assistance Act, IRS Code, Section 127. Check with your human resources department or supervisor to see if you are eligible.
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State boards may impose a variety of different requirements. These requirements vary from state to state. (The states of Florida, Indiana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington will not consider the training received in this program adequate to fulfill pharmacy technician credentialing requirements. You should contact the State Board of Pharmacy to obtain the requirements applicable to pharmacy technicians in your state.)