Pharmacy Technician Program Highlights

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The Pharmacy Technician diploma program at Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) can provide you with the education and practical training you need to pursue a career as a pharmacy technician – a career field that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow by 31 percent from 2010-2020 decade, much faster than average for all occupations. Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in a variety of medical environments including hospitals, nursing homes, and retail and institutional pharmacies.

UMA’s Pharmacy Technician program is taught by knowledgeable instructors with experience in their field. The career-focused curriculum emphasizes training that helps prepare you for employment after you graduate.  As a part of our Pharmacy Technician courses, you participate in an externship in a real pharmacy and have the opportunity to practice skills you need on the job.

You can start your path to a successful career as a pharmacy technician as a student in our on-campus or online programs. Graduates who meet several additional requirements are eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCB). Our Pharmacy Technician program also gives graduates the opportunity to seamlessly transfer credits into UMA’s Associate of Science in Health Sciences degree with a concentration in Pharmacy Technician, so you can further your education with ease.

What will I learn?

Your courses include training in a variety of topics including:

  • Assisting pharmacists in preparation, dispensing, and storage of medication
  • Verifying prescription information
  • Maintaining patient records
  • Utilizing a computer to perform pharmacy functions
  • Preparing insurance claim forms
  • Stock and inventory prescriptions and over-the counter medications
  • Drug dosage and interaction
  • Pharmacy law and ethics
How long is the program?

Students in the UMA Pharmacy Technician program can earn a diploma in 10 months. 

Where can I work?

As a graduate of UMA’s Pharmacy Technician program, you apply for entry-level positions in settings such as:

  • Grocery and retail stores
  • Online pharmacies
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatient and outpatient clinics
  • Nursing homes
Some key courses include:

Pharmacy Technician Fundamentals and Computer Applications                                         

You learn about the work of pharmacy technicians and direct patient care.

Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology  

Designed for learners with little or no biology knowledge, this course introduces you to the essentials of anatomy and physiology.

Pharmacy Technician Practicum

You have the opportunity to practice skills you need in a real pharmacy and to work with healthcare professionals.

Looking for more information about UMA's Pharmacy Technician diploma program? Contact UMA today!

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