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Pharmacy Technician
(Diploma)

Achieve a Diploma in as few as 7 months


Pharmacy Technicians are the bridge between customers and pharmacists. As a Pharm Tech, you’re responsible for handling inventories, assisting the pharmacist, helping customers and performing special work such as compounding medications for patients with specific medical needs.

Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) Mission Statement

The Pharmacy Technician Diploma program at Concorde Career College provides students with the theoretical knowledge, hands-on practical skills, and professional attributes required to obtain entry-level positions as Pharmacy Technicians. The program prepares students to successfully complete the exam(s) necessary for certification as a pharmacy technician.

Learning Objectives / Instructional Outcomes

The Pharm Tech program includes courses covering mathematics and pharmacology. Learning objectives include achievement of sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills in compounding and delivery of drug products and maintaining records.
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Pharmacy Technician
(Diploma)

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Curriculum

In order to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) program, students must successfully complete the following curriculum:

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Career Outlook

Career Overview

A properly trained Pharmacy Technician is a valuable asset in hospital, home health care, and retail environments. The Pharmacy Technician quite often assumes a central role in the compounding and delivery of drug products and in maintaining records. In addition, the Pharmacy Technician acts as an intermediary between the doctor and the pharmacist and between the pharmacist and the patient. Pharmacy Technicians play an important role in an area where accuracy and responsibility combined with compassion and empathy are of paramount importance.

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Financial Aid

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 and Licensure

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For the campus in Memphis:

The Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 657-3000.

Accreditation and Licensure

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.

FAQ

How Long Is The Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) Program at Concorde?

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.

When Does Concorde’s Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) Program Start?

Call us at 1-800-693-7010 to find out when the Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.

What is the pharmacy technician career outlook?

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.

Why should I become a pharmacy technician?

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.

Does Concorde offer pharmacy technician externships?

Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences through externships in our pharmacy technician program.

How much is tuition for Concorde’s Pharmacy Technician (Diploma) programs?

For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.

Do you have an Associate's degree in health care field, which is a pre-requisite for this program?