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Pharmacy Technician Program

Diploma or Associate of Applied Science Degree

Customer Focused Career in Healthcare

A Pharmacy Technician is a bridge between consumers and pharmacists. Whether assisting the pharmacist fill prescription orders, capturing patient information, troubleshooting insurance claims, scheduling vaccinations, or assisting in other activities - a pharmacy tech makes a difference.


Using both theory and hands-on training, the Pharmacy Technician program with Concorde Career Colleges prepares students to learn the skills and knowledge needed to support pharmacists and customers daily.

Career Overview

Pharmacy technicians assist a pharmacist in their duties, including: medication preparation, distribution and storage, medication orders and reviews, and drug-use review. As well as customer documentation, insurance claims and scheduling.

The primary duties of a pharmacy technician include:

  • Collecting customer information to fulfill prescriptions
  • Contacting physicians to request a pharmacy refill
  • Measuring, packaging & labeling prescriptions
  • Tracking pharmacy inventory & re-ordering supplies
  • Answering customer phone calls
  • Arranging customer consultations with the pharmacist
  • Scheduling vaccination appointments

Program Overview

The Pharmacy Technician programs  combine online coursework with in-person labs and a hands-on externship.ᶛ The curriculum is designed to teach students the fundamentals of supporting pharmacists, compounding medications, filling prescriptions, and helping patients.

As part of the programs students learn pharmaceutical calculations for different patient populations, such as pediatric patients, cancer patients, and patients requiring medications for their daily well-being.

Concorde offers the pharmacy technician training programs at our Garden Grove, CATampa, FL; Miramar, FL; Orlando, FL; Dallas, TX; and Memphis, TN campuses. The Memphis campus offers both a diploma and associate of science degree program.


Now Enrolling

Concorde is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn to help pharmacists fill prescriptions by compounding pills, ointments, IV solutions and more.
  • Prepare for career opportunities in retail, mail-order, hospital and long-term care settings, pharmacy benefits management and more
  • Complete the diploma in as few as 7-months of study or the associate of science degree in as few as 18-months*

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session to explore if the pharmacy technician program is right for you!

 
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount. The associate of science degree program is currently only available through the Memphis, TN campus.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes. 
 Credit hours are defined by graduation requirements and differ between the diploma and associate of science degree programs. Credit hours may be subject to change, please refer to current course catalog for more information.

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Program Length

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National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

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Curriculum

At Concorde, each Pharmacy Technician course prepares students to directly apply classroom knowledge to a work setting through a combination of theory and hands-on training experiences.

Classroom-to-Career Skills Training

Through our pharmacy technician program, your coursework will include an emphasis on the following areas:

  • Medication Preparation, Distribution & Storage
  • Understanding Prescription & Medication Orders
  • Drug-use Review & Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacy Equipment & Facilities Maintenance
  • Compounding and Aseptic Techniques
  • Collecting Patient Information

Diploma Program

Associate Degree Program

Memphis, TN campus offers both a Diploma Program and Associate of Science Degree Program options. 

  • In order to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum: Memphis curriculum
  • In order to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician (Associate of Applied Science) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum: Memphis curriculum

 Admissions Requirements

  • Approved Application
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Wonderlic / ORA  Assessment
  • Financial Aid Meeting & Personal Funding Plan
 
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes. 

Career Outlook

Job growth for pharmacy technicians nationwide is expected to be about the same as the national average for all occupations. 

 
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

 

Where do Pharmacy Technicians Work

Pharmacy technicians may find different career paths and employment opportunities in roles with:

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Online Pharmacies & Prescription Fulfillment Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatient & Outpatient Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical Research & Sales

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

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FAQ

Pharmacy Technician Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers related to this campus.

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The Pharmacy Technician program can be completed in as few as seven months, but this varies based on location. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
Call us to find out when the pharmacy technician program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
According to BLS.gov, the pharmacy technician job field is expected to grow 4 percent through 2029. With the growing demand for prescription medication, pharmacy technicians are much needed for their pharmaceutical services.
Become a pharmacy technician to enjoy a challenging and rewarding career. Pharmacy technicians work closely with people and are responsible for filling prescriptions, organizing inventory, processing insurance claims/payments, and working with customers, making sure they understand their medications and their instructions.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences through externships in our pharmacy technician program.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
The Pharmacy Technician program can be completed in as few as seven months, but this varies based on location. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
Call us to find out when the pharmacy technician program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
The Pharmacy Technician program can be completed in as few as 18 months, but this varies based on location. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
Call us to find out when the pharmacy technician program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.