Pharmacy Technician Diploma Courses - On Campus and Online


The Pharmacy Technician diploma program from UMA empowers students to support licensed pharmacists. By enrolling in UMA's Pharmacy Technician courses, you have the opportunity to learn how to assist with counter-dispensing operations and prescription preparation at a variety of pharmacy dispensaries, including retail pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.

In UMA's Pharmacy Technician program, you review how to stock and inventory prescription and over-the-counter medications, maintain analog and digital patient medical records, and accurately fill dispensing containers by counting or pouring the appropriate medication. In addition, the courses cover how to manage a cash register and bill responsible parties, assemble the appropriate supply of medication for each patient, deliver medications to patient rooms, repackage medication, prepare commercially unavailable medications, establish and maintain accurate patient profiles, and prepare insurance claim forms.


The diploma program consists of 720 clock hours for a total of 37.5 semester credits. You may choose to take your Pharmacy Technician courses online or at UMA's Tampa campus.


Required Pharmacy Technician Courses


Pharmacy Technician Fundamentals & Computer Applications

5.5 Semester Credits


Pharmacology and Sterile Products & HIV/AIDS

5.0 Semester Credits


Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology I

6.0 Semester Credits


Pharmaceutical Calculations and Pathophysiology II

6.0 Semester Credits


Drug/Dosage Interaction and Pharmacy Law & Ethics

6.0 Semester Credits


Community & Institutional Pharmacy

3.0 Semester Credits


Certification Review

2.0 Semester Credits


Pharmacy Technician Practicum

4.0 Semester Credits

Total Required Credits for Pharmacy Technician Diploma

37.5 Semester Hours


* Please contact your UMA Admissions Advisor for additional enrollment requirements.


These courses assist you in preparing to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and apply for entry-level pharmacy technician positions. With relevant credentials, confidence and determination, in as few as 10 months you can be on your way to a rewarding career as a pharmacy technician.


Contact us today to learn how to enroll in UMA’s Pharmacy Technician program and take the next step toward your education and career goals



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