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Pharmacy Technician (Diplomia or Associate of Applied Science)

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 StatementThe 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 OutcomesThe 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.

 

Achieve an Associate degree in as few as 18 monthsAs a Pharmacy Technician, you’ll be the link between the pharmacist and the customer. You’ll provide customer service to patients and relay patient needs to the needs to the pharmacists you work with. Depending on the environment you’re working at -- a hospital, retailer, or as a mail-order pharmacy technician, your day-to-day tasks will vary.

Pharmacy Technician (Associate Of Applied Science) Mission StatementThe Pharmacy Technician Associate 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 OutcomesThe Pharm Tech program includes general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal, and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. 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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Curriculum

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

At our pharmacy technician schools, your coursework will include an emphasis on the following areas:

  • Medication preparation, distribution and storage
  • Prescriptions/medication orders and reviews
  • Drug-use review and pharmacy management
  • Pharmacy equipment and facilities maintenance
  • Collecting patient information

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

Pharmacy Technician jobs are projected to grow at an as-fast-as-average rate of 4 percent*. The need for prescription medications continues to increase based on a number of factors. Find out more about what a career in pharmacy looks like.

*Source: BLS.gov 2019-2029

Where can I work as a pharmacy technician?

Pharmacy technicians are in demand in a number of work settings, including:

  • Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics

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

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.