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Pharmacy Technician Basics

In this course, you will develop an understanding of the basic skills necessary for employment as a Pharmacy Technician. The history of medicine relating to pharmacy including specific laws and regulations will be discussed. Students will also learn drug/dosage calculations, conversions, classifications, sig codes and pharmacy terminology. Drug referencing and prescription processing will be included. Over the counter and complementary medications will also be the focus of this course. As you learn the generic and brand names of medications, you will also learn aseptic techniques and standard precautions within the job description of a Pharmacy Technician. The role of a Pharmacy Technician employed in a hospital verses retail setting will be explored. 

Certification: CPhT 


  • Work in retail pharmacies
  • Hospital pharmacies
  • Interact with patients
  • Compound medications
  • Work in nursing homes


Here are just a few modules you will complete during the Pharmacy Technician Program:

  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy calculations
  • Ethics and Medical Terminology
  • Medication packaging

Why Trinity?

  • National Certification
  • Stackable Credentials
  • Flexible
  • Short-term
  • Free tutoring

What's included:

  • Welcome Package
  • Expert-Led training
  • Coursebook
  • Textbook
  • Competency Quizzes and exams
  • National Certification Fee

Job Outlook

As the health care industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for health care workers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $31,750 in May 2017. *

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet at

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