By the end of this course, you will be able to utilize the skills you have learned to achieve a job as a pharmacy technician. Read sig codes
Becoming a pharmacy technician is a simpler path than most students think. While many students are convinced that becoming certified involves months of schooling -currently this is NOT the case.
To become a certified pharmacy technician an individual must:
1. Register with the PTCB or ExCPT to take a certification exam. Most states require the PTCB, but the ExCPT is accepted in many states.
2. Study the required material to pass the PTCB or ExCPT examination. (Note: Studying for the exam can be a part of a lengthy/costly college course, but is not required - a simple online video course will be sufficient )
3. Pass your exam!
4. Register with your respective State Board of Pharmacy. We provide the web URL for all 50 State Boards of Pharmacy to make registering easy!
This course is designed to help students learn the concepts needed to become a certified pharmacy technician (C. Ph.T). Many different topics are covered in the course, including pharmacy law, common abbreviations, commonly used calculations, and many other skills used by pharmacy technicians in their day to day tasks. Utilizing the advantages of a self-paced course, student will be able to prepare to take the certification exam needed to work as a pharmacy technician.
Included in this course are how-to videos, drugs lists, commonly seen abbreviations, pharmaceutical calculations, sample test questions, and other resources useful in a successful pharmacy career.
This course will require additional time and repetition to reinforce skills learned within the included materials. Students are encouraged to take a slow and steady pace in this course - it is designed as a 6-week course but may be longer or shorter depending on the rate of learning by the student.
Ms. Maria Gropa is currently Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Athens, Greece. Prior to this she was a UNESCO Fellow with the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, where she conducted post‐doctoral research on the development of European Union cooperation and intercultural dialogue. Her previous professional experience includes Special Advisor to the Mayor of Athens and Andersen Consulting (renamed as Accenture) in London, UK. Dr. Gropa also worked as part of the project implementation of a European Union co‐funded development project in Havana, Cuba from 2000 to 2001. Her forthcoming publications include: “Landscape, Revolution and Property Regimes in Rural Havana” and “Mnemonic Landscape and the “Re‐Patriotisation” of Revolutionary Ideology in Present‐Day Havana.” She completed her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University in 2004.