Online Career Training

Pharmacy Technician Course

Self-Paced Pharmacy Technician Classes from Penn Foster​

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NYICD is no longer accepting new enrollments, but you can still take the first steps toward an in-demand career as a pharmacy technician with one of the flexible training programs from our sister school, Penn Foster.

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After completing the Pharmacy Technician course, students will be able to:

  • Outline the typical responsibilities of a pharmacy technician and describe the personal and professional ethics required for success in this profession.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist, explain the differences between these two roles, and outline the regulations imposed on both by state and federal law.
  • Demonstrate the standard techniques and procedures required of pharmacy technicians for pharmacy operations, including aseptic operations, medication transcriptions, metric/ apothecary conversions, drug dispensation, recordkeeping, and patient profiling.
  • List and explain all major classifications of drugs and understand their indications, therapeutic effects, side effects, dosing recommendations, routes of administration, and mechanisms of action.
  • Interact with pharmacists, customers, and business associates, displaying professional skills, appearance, and ethics in a work-experience setting.

Our online pharmacy tech course prepares you to become a certified pharmacy technician. Check out the job outlook for pharmacy technicians. If you're serious about training for a new career that you can be proud of, we want to help.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information. This is particularly important for residents of District of Columbia, Oklahoma, and Washington.