Certified Pharmacy Technician

Certification by PTCB, CPR by Red Cross
Pharmacy hands on experience & textbook preparation

In this certificate program, students will learn how to become an asset in any Pharmacy type facility. Pinnacle Institute provides hands-on training, plus the communication and administrative skills necessary to work as a Pharmacy Technician. You will learn how to assist the Pharmacist in all duties involved in the career field

Most Pharmacy programs locally range from $12,000-$20,000 in tuition and hide exam fees/supplies. Our program is a third of the cost and the time. Classes available during the day or evening hours for your convenience to reach your career goals.

What is a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy technicians are critical members of the healthcare team and are essential to providing patients with safe and effective medication therapy. A pharmacy technician works closely with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in diverse settings such as hospitals, clinics, and community pharmacies. Technicians perform vital functions to support the patient care efforts of the pharmacy team with roles and responsibilities that continue to expand and evolve. In many pharmacies, technicians.

What does a Pharmacy Technician do?

  • Accurately prepare and distribute patient medications.
  • Perform calculations.
  • Prepare sterile medicines including those used to treat cancer.
  • Collect accurate patient information.
  • Process third party billing claims and assist with prior authorization
  • Work directly with patients to obtain medication histories and reconciliation.
  • Assist in the management of investigational drug studies.
  • Use technology to help maintain accurate patient records, medication
    inventory, and orders.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

What will I learn?

  • Filling & filing Rx’s.
  • Compounding & suspensions.
  • Blister packing, procuring, rotating inventory.
  • Maintaining patient profiles, answering calls, consulting with pharmacists to ask questions, resolve issues, etc.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality, calling in refills for patients, converting Rx’s into english.
  • Pharmacy math, pharmacy symbols and language.
  • Data entry, ethics and bedside manner.
  • Brand and generic names for medications, how to read doctor’s writing.
  • Families of drugs, which drugs do what, government drug programs, classes and schedules of drugs.

Course schedule

Classroom portion of course held on Wednesday and Fridays:
Mornings: 9:30AM-12:30PM
Evenings: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

13 week in classroom and 4 weeks of Pharmacy Clinical rotations.

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