Pharmacy Technician Short-Term Training
This program prepares students to become a professional pharmacy technician and work 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 dispense, pack, and label 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: August 22 – December 15, 2022 on Monday and Thursday from 5:00–9:00pm
No class September 5, 2022 and November 24, 2022.
Class format: Live Online
Cost: $2,799 – includes textbook, practice exam, and certification exam approved by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.
Register online for Pharmacy Technician or call 319-296-4290 to register.
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