The pharmacy technician career is a rewarding line of work that demands attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a busy work setting. Pharmacy technicians play a critical role in providing quality patient care on behalf of a pharmacist by acting as gatekeepers for prescribed medications, compounds, and devices. Not only is the demand for pharmacy technicians growing, but it is also a rewarding career path that allows you to work in the medical & pharmaceutical field. This program is offered at our Glendale and Mesa campuses. Classes start as soon as July 2, 2018!
Receive a Tablet—and a Head Start
As an Allied Health student at Arizona College, you’ll receive a Samsung Galaxy tablet that’s been preloaded with resources that help you to complete your coursework, enrich your studies, and become the successful professional you want to be.
Excel Beyond the Classroom
Our Career Services team offers job search support and employment services to all Arizona College Pharmacy Technician students and graduates.
Through ArizonaCollegeEdge.com, we also provide you with tools to simplify everything from writing resumes and cover letters to job applications and more. You’ll even find tips and resources for on-the-job success, conflict resolution, networking, interview prep, and planning for your future. Because at Arizona College, we care about more than getting you ready to graduate. We’re here to get you ready for a career.
Pharmacy Technician Training at Arizona College
Arizona College’s program, which is ASHP accredited at our Glendale campus, provides the education and training required to become a pharmacy technician. This program takes 3 quarters (34 weeks) to complete. After finishing the on-campus portion, students take an off-campus clinical externship in the last session of the program.
Arizona College’s curriculum includes:
- Hands-on training in pharmacology, medical terminology & documentation, drug prescription information, and drug abbreviations
- Modern facilities and sterile pharmacy laboratories with laminar flow hoods, ointment slabs, prescription balances, counting trays, pill crushers, and other high-tech teaching aids
- Pharmacy management software & computer training
- Lecture & lab pharmacy technician courses taught by experienced faculty
Externship & on-site experience (following completion of the courses)
Outside of our extensive curriculum, Arizona College’s Pharmacy Technician program includes other benefits to help you become a pharmacy technician, such as:
- Open lab and tutoring sessions (arranged by appointment)
- Accelerated morning and evening classes to help you finish the coursework quicker
- Flexible scheduling with new sessions starting every five weeks
- Peer mentoring program access
- Financial aid available to those who qualify
- Career Services employment assistance upon successfully completing the program
After completing the program, graduates are encouraged to pursue Pharmacy Technician Certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Certification is required by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy.
Choosing a Pharmacy Technician Program
When you’re deciding where and how to obtain your pharmacy technician training, you’ll want a school that offers both high-quality education in the classroom as well as the opportunity to get your hands dirty with real-life experience. Being both knowledgeable and experienced will make you a top candidate for employment after you get your diploma.
Arizona College’s Pharmacy Technician program gives you the best of both worlds. Not only does the program hold a strong focus on classroom education, but you’ll also receive an off-site externship following the program’s completion. In addition, our Career Services team is here to assist alumni with pharmacy tech job placement.
Taking the Next Step
If you’ve been thinking about working in healthcare and pursuing a pharmacy technician career, don’t let another day go by! Visit our campus in Glendale or Mesa to learn more about the Pharmacy Technician training program at Arizona College. Complete a request for information form to learn more, and start your journey to becoming a pharmacy technician today. Change lives and choose Arizona College!
Review our important information about graduation and placement rates, tuition and costs, and the median debt of students who complete the program.