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  • Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technician

    Remington College's associate degree in Pharmacy Technician is intended for those looking to enter or further their career in the pharmacy industry. The programs on campus and online format allows students to work and complete their degree in as few as 24 months. 

    Students who possess a diploma from Remington College in the 13 month Pharmacy Technician program1 can transfer 100% of their credits towards earning their associate degree.

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    Associate in Pharmacy Technician Training

    Students enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician degree program will study the training that may help them transition into the real world.2

    Throughout the course of this program, you'll have the opportunity to learn medical fundamentals that include how to perform basic clinical procedures and the essentials of pharmacology that includes terminology, calculations and prescription interactions.
    Pharmacy Technician training includes:

    • Classroom Training
    • Familiarization with Pharmacological Terminology
    • Hands-on Laboratory Experience
    • Externship in a Working Pharmacy

    As part of your curriculum you will have the opportunity to receive hands on training in prescription interpretation, sterile product mixtures and compounding, and the relationship between the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician. Besides prescription drugs, a pharmacy technician will also be responsible for familiarizing the patient with medical devices such as bronchial inhalers and nasal dilators. 

    Additionally, as a part of our Pharmacy Technician course work, the externship will allow you the opportunity to train in a realistic pharmacy setting, working side-by-side with real pharmacy technicians.

    Career Outlook for a Pharmacy Technician

    Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies under the supervision of licensed pharmacists and can find employment in a variety of settings including hospitals, grocery and drug stores and community settings.2

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for pharmacy technicians is excellent, as "employment is projected to grow 9% percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations." 3

    Available Pharmacy Technician Certifications

    Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to take a nationally accredited exam that meets the Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) requirements. 

    Passing this exam allows you recognition as a certified pharmacy technician. This requirement is present in almost any medical setting. Both hospitals and pharmacies will better be able to distinguish you from those without the certification, allowing you to better stand out from your peers.