Certified Pharmacy Technician Program

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

Get the Pharmacy Technician Training you need to have a quality, long-term career with Pinnacle Institute


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.

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What does a pharmacy tech 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.

Please use the form below to get information about our next start dates for all our Pharmacy Technician course schedules!