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Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program

Orlando, FL

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Medication can change lives. By training for a career as a pharmacy technician, you can learn to help people gain access to the treatment prescribed that they need to feel better. Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists with the day-to-day work flow of the pharmacy in order to help customers feel better.


Pharmacy Technician Career Overview

Pharmacy technicians assist a pharmacist in their duties, including: handling customer transactions and compound medications under the direction of a pharmacist. They also handle insurance claim processing, inventory and more.

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

Orlando Campus Pharmacy Technician Program Overview

Concorde Career College Orlando campus offers a 6-month diploma program that can prepare you for retail or institutional jobs with advanced skills to help you stand out in the job market.

The Pharmacy Technician Diploma program at the Orlando campus combines online coursework with in-person labs and a hands-on externship.  The curriculum is designed to teach students the fundamentals of supporting pharmacists, compounding medications, filling prescriptions, and helping patients.

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

Now Enrolling

Concorde's Orlando campus 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 6-months of study.

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session with Concorde Orlando today to find out if the pharmacy technician diploma program is right for you!

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for pharmacy technicians 2022-2032 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

  2. 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.

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Months

6%

National Employment Demand (2022-2032)

21.0

Credit Hours

192

Lab Hours

230

Externship Hoursᶛ

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Curriculum

Pharmacy Technician Diploma in as few as 6-months!

This pharmacy technician diploma program through the Orlando campus, combines foundational knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, administration procedures, and more. It includes hands-on training in sterile and non-sterile compounding in our labs, plus an externship to help you gain real-world experience.


Pharmacy Technician Coursework

  • Medication preparation, distribution & storage
  • Understanding prescription & medication orders
  • Drug-use review & pharmacy management
  • Pharmacy equipment & facilities maintenance
  • Collecting patient information

Admissions Requirements

  • Approved Application
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Wonderlic / ORA  Assessment
  • Financial Aid Meeting & Personal Funding Plan

Career Outlook

Projected National Demand for Pharmacy Technicians

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

6%

Projected national job demand for Pharmacy Technicians from 2022-2032 

Projected 10-Year Outlook

Address and Hours

Orlando Campus

3444 McCrory Place
Orlando, Florida 32803

PH: (407) 502-6374
FX: (407) 812-3061

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday9 am - 8 pm
Tuesday9 am - 8 pm
Wednesday9 am - 8 pm
Thursday9 am - 8 pm
Friday8:30 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment
SundayClosed

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.


The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges

The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges offers $1,000 scholarships for tuition, books or supplies.

The scholarships are awarded three times per year and are open to active or incoming students to an FAPSC institution in Florida. Students enrolled in or planning to attend Concorde Career Institute campuses are FAPSC scholarship eligible.

Award Amount:  $1,000

Scholarship Deadline:  

  • Winter Cycle Open January 1st and Closes March 1st
  • Spring Cycle Open May 1st and Closes July 1st
  • Fall Cycle Open September 1st and Closes November 1st

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Attending or accepted into a FAPSC institution (Concorde Career Institute campuses in Jacksonville, Miramar, Orlando or Florida)
  • Application with essay and two-personal recommendations
  • Submit via email to: LindaW@fapscfoundation.edu by the relevant deadline

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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  1. 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.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.