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Pharmacy Technician

Available At Our Mesa & Glendale Campuses
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Pharmacy Technician Allied Health training program at Arizona College.

34 Week Program With Flexible Start Dates

When you’re deciding where and how to obtain your pharmacy technician training, you’ll want a school that offers high-quality education in the classroom, personalized support, and 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.

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.

Program Benefits

Benefits include flexible morning and evening classes, open lab & tutoring sessions (by appointment), and peer mentoring.

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Certification

Arizona College’s Pharmacy Technician training program can provide you with the education and training you need for becoming a certified pharmacy technician.

Job Duties

In addition to behind-the-counter tasks (e.g. mixing, compounding, and dispensing of prescription drugs), pharmacy technicians  require medical, administrative, and customer service skills.

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to COVID-19 we have implemented strict health and safety protocols including temperature checks, mask wearing, sanitizing, and distancing to protect our students and staff.

How Being a Pharmacy Technician is Different Than Other Allied Health Careers

A pharmacy technician is a highly specialized role and does require special certifications and licensing before you can enter the workforce. Customer care and interaction is also a requirement that not all allied health careers share. Pharmacy technician is an ideal position for someone who prefers a flexible schedule, since work hours can be during the day, evening, weekends and holidays.

Arizona College’s Pharmacy Technician curriculum includes:

 

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.

Accreditations

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All Arizona College campuses are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a U.S. Department of Education-recognized national accrediting agency.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Pharmacy Technician program at Arizona College, Glendale is ASHP accredited. Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition, especially to an educational institution that maintains quality and compliance with the ASHP standards.