Pharmacy Technician Short-Term Training
This short-term Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to be a professional pharmacy technician under the supervision of a certified pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians play an integral role in supporting pharmacists and providing safe and effective care to patients across pharmacy settings.
In this course you will learn:
- To assist the pharmacist filling prescriptions according to doctor’s orders
- How to order products and maintain inventory
- How to bill and receive payments
This PTCB-recognized education program includes 112 hours of instruction. Additionally, you will be expected to spend four or more hours per week on online coursework.
Upon successful course completion you'll be eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.
Individuals completing the non-credit certificate may find employment as pharmacy technicians.
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Source: 2020 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
Hawkeye Community College cannot guarantee employment or promotion.
- High school or equivalency diploma
- Valid email address
Class dates: September 2 – December 20, 2021 on Monday and Thursday from 5:00–9:00pm
Class format: Online
Register online for Pharmacy Technician or call 319-296-4290 to register.
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