Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician training program offers the skills and hands-on training needed to assist pharmacists in processing and filling prescriptions. The online Pharmacy Technician training program includes a working knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmacy calculations, pharmacology, body systems and disorders, ethics, and professionalism. Through established partnerships with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy, our required externship allows students to apply the knowledge and skills gained through the online Pharmacy Technician diploma program in a real-world setting. In addition, Blackstone’s Pharmacy Technician graduates qualify to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam and the exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).

Job Outlook

Pharmacy technician jobs remain in demand! Across the nation, the increased age of the general population and the continued introduction of new medications makes it an ideal time to become a trained pharmacy technician. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of pharmacy technicians employed in the United States is expected to grow up to 4% by 2029. Working as a pharmacy technician you can earn an attractive salary. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook the middle 50% of pharmacy technicians earning up to $35,100. The top 10% of pharmacy technicians earned more than $50,430. As with many careers, the earning potential of those in the pharmacy technician career varies depending on factors such as experience, skills, and geographic location. Working for a general medical or surgical hospital results in higher average earnings.

An externship can serve as a great resource to prove prior experience to employers, and may lead to networking opportunities further on in your professional development. Both Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies are seeking Technicians to fill open positions all over the country so the experience will increase the likelihood of landing a job in the desired field. For job listings, check out CVS Health Jobs- Career Opportunities and Working at WALGREENS

Employment, job placement, and/or salary/salary ranges are not guaranteed to graduates upon program completion.

Become Certified

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician Training Program are qualified to sit for the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

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Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

Open The Book

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Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Open The Book

No out-of-pocket costs. With Blackstone’s online Pharmacy Technician Training Program, all study materials are included. See details below:

Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson – This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Blackstone Pharmacy Technician Program Study Guides

These six online study guides will lead you through The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, outlining all of the important points which are reinforced with self-check exercises.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the six study guides accompanying The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, you will receive online access to twelve more exclusive Blackstone study units that will introduce you to important topics that will make your pharmacy technician program training complete and help prepare you for work in the field.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose Blackstone’s online Pharmacy Technician Training Program?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Without Student Debt
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $228 on our online Pharmacy Technician Training program

At Blackstone, we offer an accredited, affordable, and convenient online Pharmacy Technician training program. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all-inclusive tuition, and no hidden fees, you can graduate without student debt. Take advantage of our affordable payment options to earn your online Pharmacy Technician training program diploma. Enroll today!

Save On Your Tuition

enroll

Start your Pharmacy Technician Career Online Today!

Graduate without student debt in a year or less

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

If you want to become a pharmacy technician working in a rewarding, respected profession, Blackstone Career Institute’s accredited online pharmacy technician training program can help you achieve your goals. Earning your pharmacy technician diploma can provide a career advantage as well as help you obtain professional certification.

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Program Goals & Objectives

The online Pharmacy Technician training program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Pharmacy Technician.

  • Describe the duties of a pharmacy technician.
  • Identify the correct way to interact with customers and patients face-to-face and over the telephone, while protecting patient confidentiality.
  • Explain the various laws and ethical standards that affect the pharmacy technician occupation.
  • Describe the process for inventory management and insurance billing.
  • Perform relevant pharmacy calculations, including dosage calculations and measurement conversions.

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Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study
  • Chapter 4: Keyboarding

Unit 2 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 3 -Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 7: The Integumentary Systems
  • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit 5 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 6 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit 8 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit 9 - Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice

  • Chapter 1: History of Pharmacy Practice
  • Chapter 2: The Professional Pharmacy Technician
  • Chapter 3: Communication and Customer Care Chapter
  • Chapter 4: Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Chapter 5: Terminology and Abbreviations

Unit 10 - Community and Institutional Pharmacy

  • Chapter 6: Dosage Formulations and Routes of Administration
  • Chapter 7: Referencing and Drug Information Resources
  • Chapter 8: Retail Pharmacy
  • Chapter 9: Health-System Pharmacy
  • Chapter 10: Technology in the Pharmacy
  • Chapter 11: Inventory Management

Unit 11 - Pharmacy Calculations

  • Chapter 12: Insurance and Third-Party Billing
  • Chapter 13: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products
  • Chapter 14: Introduction to Compounding
  • Chapter 15: Introduction to Sterile Compounding
  • Chapter 16: Basic Math Skills
  • Chapter 17: Measurement Systems

Unit 12 - Pharmacology

  • Chapter 18: Dosage Calculations
  • Chapter 19: Concentrations and Dilutions
  • Chapter 20: Alligations

Unit 13 - Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 14 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 15 - Body Systems, Diseases and Pharmaceutical Treatments

  • Chapter 21: Parenteral Calculations
  • Chapter 22: Business Math
  • Chapter 23: The Body and Drugs
  • Chapter 24: The Skin
  • Chapter 25: The Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 26: The Gastrointestinal System
  • Chapter 27: The Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 28: Respiratory System
  • Chapter 29: The Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems
  • Chapter 30: The Immune System
  • Chapter 31: The Renal System

Unit 16 - Special Topics in Pharmacology

  • Chapter 32: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 33: The Reproductive System
  • Chapter 34: The Nervous System

Unit 17: Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 18: How to Find a Job as a Pharmacy Technician

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Externship - 160 Hours

  • The following additional items are
    required for externship placement. Cost
    associated with these requirements are the
    responsibility of the student:
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Current auto insurance
    • CPR certification
    • Liability coverage
    • Criminal background check including
    drug screen

Meet Your Pharmacy Technician Instructor

Laura Zagnoni, Pharmacy Technician Consultant

Doctor of Pharmacy

Laura graduated with both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arizona. Over her career in Pharmacy, she has experience in a variety of roles in several different clinical practice settings.
Although most of her experience has been as a pharmacist, Laura was a Pharmacy technician and a Pharmacy intern before becoming a pharmacist, working in a retail pharmacy, as well as the inpatient and outpatient pharmacy of a large community hospital. As a pharmacist, she has worked in a dispensing role in Community Retail, Inpatient, and Outpatient Hospital pharmacies, as well as in a consultant role at Maricopa Medical Center, a large, teaching, county hospital in the Phoenix area. While there, she was an integral member of the clinical teams on the Burn Unit, the Medical and Neonatal Intensive Care Units and covered clinical consultations throughout the rest of the hospital. Additionally, she was also a clinical practice instructor for Pharm.D. students electing a Clinical Pharmacokinetics Rotation in their final year of school. Laura left Maricopa Medical Center to accept an adjunct faculty position at the College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ where she taught Clinical Pharmacokinetics and the Infectious Disease section of the Integrated Pharmacy Practice course. While in this position, she also served as a student liaison and valued advisor. For the last 18 years, Laura worked in a medical position with the Pharmaceutical Industry. She worked as a Medical Science Liaison for Bristol-Myers Squibb in both their Infectious Disease and Cardiovascular divisions. In this role, she educated physicians, nurses, and pharmacists on the company’s medications in venues ranging from one-on-one meetings in an office to presentations at large meetings and clinical congresses. In her retirement, Laura enjoys learning about wine, traveling and is an active volunteer with the Maricopa Medical Reserve Corps.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

Open The Book

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Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Open The Book

No out-of-pocket costs. With Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program, all materials are included. See details below:

Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Blackstone Pharmacy Technician Program Study Guides

These six online study guides will lead you through The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, outlining all of the important points which are reinforced with self-check exercises.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the six study guides accompanying The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, you will receive online access to twelve more exclusive Blackstone study units that will introduce you to important topics that will make your pharmacy technician program training complete and help prepare you for work in the field.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Pharmacy Technician Resources

Network and enhance your professional knowledge. Find sites and organizations that specifically relate to Pharmacy Technician careers. Work toward obtaining a competitive Pharmacy Technician salary by enhancing your education through Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program & Training.

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State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

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Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable rate. Everything you need to complete your online Pharmacy Technician Training program is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that works best for you and learn how to become a Pharmacy Technician today!

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$1,298

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$1,442

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Full Payment Plan total costs includes $1,064 Tuition and $150 Registration Fee.

16 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 15 monthly payments of $79 and a final payment of $54. Total cost includes $1,064 Tuition, $150 Registration Fee, and $84 Finance Fee.

24 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 23 monthly payments of $59 and a final payment of $26.Total cost includes $1,064 Tuition, $150 Registration Fee, and $228 Finance Fee.

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FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

A helpful resource for students interested in learning how to become a Pharmacy Technician through Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program.

How do I enroll for online Pharmacy Technician Training program?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the online Pharmacy Technician Training program?

As an online school, our diploma program courses use e-books for the convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like Amazon or chegg.com.

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more about obtaining your online Pharmacy Technician Certification program diploma through financial assistance here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do course materials for Pharmacy Technician Program release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payments.

What is the average completion time for students in the online Pharmacy Technician training program?

One of the major advantages of taking Blackstone’s online Pharmacy Technician training program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 18 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their online Pharmacy Technician certification program.

Are there externship prerequisites?

To be eligible for an externship, students must:

• complete all Pharmacy Technician coursework
• hold a minimum 70% grade average
• have their tuition paid in full

Below is a list of the most common requirements to be approved for an externship, however you may be asked to provide additional information and/or documentation to your externship site. Additional details regarding this list is found on the following page. Please note that items marked with an asterisk (*) may incur a cost which is the responsibility of the student:

• Current resume
• Physical exam, including health history and immunization record completed by your physician (form available in the Online Student Center)*
• Copy of valid driver’s license and current auto insurance*
• CPR certification*
• Student liability coverage*
• Criminal background check including sex offender and child abuse check*
• Drug screen*
• Externship agreement, completed and signed by student and externship representative

Who is the instructor for the online Pharmacy Technician Training Program?

The instructor for our online Pharmacy Technician training program is Laura Zagnoni. To learn more about Laura, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu.

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy technicians fill an assortment of positions in almost every locale in a variety of pharmacy settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, drugstore chains, grocery stores, pharmaceutical sales, manufacturing companies and physicians’ offices. Often, pharmacy technicians choose positions based on unique interests and skills, previous work experience, or future goals.

Still have questions?

Speak with a student advisor today! We are available Monday – Friday from 8:30 – 4:30 EST.

Overview

Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician training program offers the skills and hands-on training needed to assist pharmacists in processing and filling prescriptions. The online Pharmacy Technician training program includes a working knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmacy calculations, pharmacology, body systems and disorders, ethics, and professionalism. Through established partnerships with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy, our required externship allows students to apply the knowledge and skills gained through the online Pharmacy Technician diploma program in a real-world setting. In addition, Blackstone’s Pharmacy Technician graduates qualify to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam and the exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).

Job Outlook

Pharmacy technician jobs remain in demand! Across the nation, the increased age of the general population and the continued introduction of new medications makes it an ideal time to become a trained pharmacy technician. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of pharmacy technicians employed in the United States is expected to grow up to 4% by 2029. Working as a pharmacy technician you can earn an attractive salary. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook the middle 50% of pharmacy technicians earning up to $35,100. The top 10% of pharmacy technicians earned more than $50,430. As with many careers, the earning potential of those in the pharmacy technician career varies depending on factors such as experience, skills, and geographic location. Working for a general medical or surgical hospital results in higher average earnings.

An externship can serve as a great resource to prove prior experience to employers, and may lead to networking opportunities further on in your professional development. Both Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies are seeking Technicians to fill open positions all over the country so the experience will increase the likelihood of landing a job in the desired field. For job listings, check out CVS Health Jobs- Career Opportunities and Working at WALGREENS

Employment, job placement, and/or salary/salary ranges are not guaranteed to graduates upon program completion.

Become Certified

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician Training Program are qualified to sit for the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

PTCB
Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

Open The Book

pharmacy technician book 2

Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Open The Book

No out-of-pocket costs. With Blackstone’s online Pharmacy Technician Training Program, all study materials are included. See details below:

Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson – This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Blackstone Pharmacy Technician Program Study Guides

These six online study guides will lead you through The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, outlining all of the important points which are reinforced with self-check exercises.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the six study guides accompanying The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, you will receive online access to twelve more exclusive Blackstone study units that will introduce you to important topics that will make your pharmacy technician program training complete and help prepare you for work in the field.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose Blackstone’s online Pharmacy Technician Training Program?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Without Student Debt
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $228 on our online Pharmacy Technician Training program

At Blackstone, we offer an accredited, affordable, and convenient online Pharmacy Technician training program. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all-inclusive tuition, and no hidden fees, you can graduate without student debt. Take advantage of our affordable payment options to earn your online Pharmacy Technician training program diploma. Enroll today!

Save On Your Tuition

enroll

Start your Pharmacy Technician Career Online Today!

Graduate without student debt in a year or less

Program Details

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

If you want to become a pharmacy technician working in a rewarding, respected profession, Blackstone Career Institute’s accredited online pharmacy technician training program can help you achieve your goals. Earning your pharmacy technician diploma can provide a career advantage as well as help you obtain professional certification.

pharmacy technician goal

Program Goals & Objectives

The online Pharmacy Technician training program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Pharmacy Technician.

  • Describe the duties of a pharmacy technician.
  • Identify the correct way to interact with customers and patients face-to-face and over the telephone, while protecting patient confidentiality.
  • Explain the various laws and ethical standards that affect the pharmacy technician occupation.
  • Describe the process for inventory management and insurance billing.
  • Perform relevant pharmacy calculations, including dosage calculations and measurement conversions.

curriculum

Expand All +

Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study
  • Chapter 4: Keyboarding

Unit 2 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 3 -Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 7: The Integumentary Systems
  • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit 5 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 6 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit 8 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit 9 - Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice

  • Chapter 1: History of Pharmacy Practice
  • Chapter 2: The Professional Pharmacy Technician
  • Chapter 3: Communication and Customer Care Chapter
  • Chapter 4: Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Chapter 5: Terminology and Abbreviations

Unit 10 - Community and Institutional Pharmacy

  • Chapter 6: Dosage Formulations and Routes of Administration
  • Chapter 7: Referencing and Drug Information Resources
  • Chapter 8: Retail Pharmacy
  • Chapter 9: Health-System Pharmacy
  • Chapter 10: Technology in the Pharmacy
  • Chapter 11: Inventory Management

Unit 11 - Pharmacy Calculations

  • Chapter 12: Insurance and Third-Party Billing
  • Chapter 13: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products
  • Chapter 14: Introduction to Compounding
  • Chapter 15: Introduction to Sterile Compounding
  • Chapter 16: Basic Math Skills
  • Chapter 17: Measurement Systems

Unit 12 - Pharmacology

  • Chapter 18: Dosage Calculations
  • Chapter 19: Concentrations and Dilutions
  • Chapter 20: Alligations

Unit 13 - Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 14 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 15 - Body Systems, Diseases and Pharmaceutical Treatments

  • Chapter 21: Parenteral Calculations
  • Chapter 22: Business Math
  • Chapter 23: The Body and Drugs
  • Chapter 24: The Skin
  • Chapter 25: The Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 26: The Gastrointestinal System
  • Chapter 27: The Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 28: Respiratory System
  • Chapter 29: The Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems
  • Chapter 30: The Immune System
  • Chapter 31: The Renal System

Unit 16 - Special Topics in Pharmacology

  • Chapter 32: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 33: The Reproductive System
  • Chapter 34: The Nervous System

Unit 17: Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 18: How to Find a Job as a Pharmacy Technician

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Externship - 160 Hours

  • The following additional items are
    required for externship placement. Cost
    associated with these requirements are the
    responsibility of the student:
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Current auto insurance
    • CPR certification
    • Liability coverage
    • Criminal background check including
    drug screen

Meet Your Pharmacy Technician Instructor

Laura Zagnoni, Pharmacy Technician Consultant

Doctor of Pharmacy

Laura graduated with both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arizona. Over her career in Pharmacy, she has experience in a variety of roles in several different clinical practice settings.
Although most of her experience has been as a pharmacist, Laura was a Pharmacy technician and a Pharmacy intern before becoming a pharmacist, working in a retail pharmacy, as well as the inpatient and outpatient pharmacy of a large community hospital. As a pharmacist, she has worked in a dispensing role in Community Retail, Inpatient, and Outpatient Hospital pharmacies, as well as in a consultant role at Maricopa Medical Center, a large, teaching, county hospital in the Phoenix area. While there, she was an integral member of the clinical teams on the Burn Unit, the Medical and Neonatal Intensive Care Units and covered clinical consultations throughout the rest of the hospital. Additionally, she was also a clinical practice instructor for Pharm.D. students electing a Clinical Pharmacokinetics Rotation in their final year of school. Laura left Maricopa Medical Center to accept an adjunct faculty position at the College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ where she taught Clinical Pharmacokinetics and the Infectious Disease section of the Integrated Pharmacy Practice course. While in this position, she also served as a student liaison and valued advisor. For the last 18 years, Laura worked in a medical position with the Pharmaceutical Industry. She worked as a Medical Science Liaison for Bristol-Myers Squibb in both their Infectious Disease and Cardiovascular divisions. In this role, she educated physicians, nurses, and pharmacists on the company’s medications in venues ranging from one-on-one meetings in an office to presentations at large meetings and clinical congresses. In her retirement, Laura enjoys learning about wine, traveling and is an active volunteer with the Maricopa Medical Reserve Corps.

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Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

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Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

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No out-of-pocket costs. With Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program, all materials are included. See details below:

Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Blackstone Pharmacy Technician Program Study Guides

These six online study guides will lead you through The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, outlining all of the important points which are reinforced with self-check exercises.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the six study guides accompanying The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, you will receive online access to twelve more exclusive Blackstone study units that will introduce you to important topics that will make your pharmacy technician program training complete and help prepare you for work in the field.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Pharmacy Technician Resources

Network and enhance your professional knowledge. Find sites and organizations that specifically relate to Pharmacy Technician careers. Work toward obtaining a competitive Pharmacy Technician salary by enhancing your education through Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program & Training.

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State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

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Tuition

Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable rate. Everything you need to complete your online Pharmacy Technician Training program is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that works best for you and learn how to become a Pharmacy Technician today!

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Full Payment Plan total costs includes $1,064 Tuition and $150 Registration Fee.

16 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 15 monthly payments of $79 and a final payment of $54. Total cost includes $1,064 Tuition, $150 Registration Fee, and $84 Finance Fee.

24 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 23 monthly payments of $59 and a final payment of $26.Total cost includes $1,064 Tuition, $150 Registration Fee, and $228 Finance Fee.

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FAQ’S

FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program

A helpful resource for students interested in learning how to become a Pharmacy Technician through Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Training Program.

How do I enroll for online Pharmacy Technician Training program?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the online Pharmacy Technician Training program?

As an online school, our diploma program courses use e-books for the convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like Amazon or chegg.com.

Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more about obtaining your online Pharmacy Technician Certification program diploma through financial assistance here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do course materials for Pharmacy Technician Program release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payments.

What is the average completion time for students in the online Pharmacy Technician training program?

One of the major advantages of taking Blackstone’s online Pharmacy Technician training program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 18 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their online Pharmacy Technician certification program.

Are there externship prerequisites?

To be eligible for an externship, students must:

• complete all Pharmacy Technician coursework
• hold a minimum 70% grade average
• have their tuition paid in full

Below is a list of the most common requirements to be approved for an externship, however you may be asked to provide additional information and/or documentation to your externship site. Additional details regarding this list is found on the following page. Please note that items marked with an asterisk (*) may incur a cost which is the responsibility of the student:

• Current resume
• Physical exam, including health history and immunization record completed by your physician (form available in the Online Student Center)*
• Copy of valid driver’s license and current auto insurance*
• CPR certification*
• Student liability coverage*
• Criminal background check including sex offender and child abuse check*
• Drug screen*
• Externship agreement, completed and signed by student and externship representative

Who is the instructor for the online Pharmacy Technician Training Program?

The instructor for our online Pharmacy Technician training program is Laura Zagnoni. To learn more about Laura, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu.

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy technicians fill an assortment of positions in almost every locale in a variety of pharmacy settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, drugstore chains, grocery stores, pharmaceutical sales, manufacturing companies and physicians’ offices. Often, pharmacy technicians choose positions based on unique interests and skills, previous work experience, or future goals.

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