As advances in medicine are made and pharmaceuticals continue to play an important role in the lives of patients, pharmacies everywhere are relying more and more on well-trained pharmacy technicians. By assisting pharmacists, interacting with patients and ensuring the smooth operation of an office, pharmacy technicians play a vital role in the success of the organization and, more importantly, in our health.
Our pharmacy technician program provides students with the ability to deliver the best possible service to a broad range of patients—from infants to senior citizens—they will serve on a daily basis.
At Penn Commercial Business/Technical School you can have your pharmacy technician diploma in just 15 months. This diploma will allow you to enter the job market fully equipped with a comprehensive understanding of pharmacy theory as well as hands-on experience.
What You Can Learn
As a student in this 15-month pharmacy technician diploma program, you will study pharmacy theory and the practical applications of knowledge in real-world scenarios. Some of the things you will learn include:
- Medical Terminology
- Pharmacology Mathematics
- Pharmacology Principles and Practices
- Medical Insurance and Billing
- Pharmacology Software Management
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Customer Service
At the end of the pharmacy technician program and upon earning a diploma, the student will be able to successfully take the Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
How You Can Learn
Pharmacy technicians have a wide array of responsibilities, such as:
- Learning how to keep a pharmacy running efficiently
- Interacting with patients and providing outstanding customer service
- Interacting with vendors and health care professionals
- Coordinating information with insurance companies
- Counting and bottling pills
- Labeling prescription bottles
- Being an organized team player
- Controlling inventory
Our pharmacy technician program incorporates important hands-on training, delivered by experienced instructors who have spent years working in the health care industry.
To have a complete knowledge and understanding of the pharmacy technician scope of work, you will study all areas associated with administrative responsibilities, communicating with patients, and preparing and distributing medication to them.
When You Can Learn
Classes are forming now, so the best way to get started is by calling 724-222-5330 today. You can also stop by our campus. Our staff will be glad to explain how our admissions process works and show you our facilities.
Once enrolled, classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and externships are scheduled during the final quarter of the program. Our program schedule is especially tailored to train you for the externship during the first quarters. Penn Commercial Business/Technical School wants you to learn and train well so you can succeed in your career.
Where You Can Go
At Penn Commercial Business/Technical School we want our students to feel empowered. That is the main reason why we prepare them with all the crucial abilities and knowledge to enter the job market.
The health care industry is growing quickly, which presents great opportunities for those working in this area. According to data retrieved from O*NET OnLine, the job growth projection from 2014 to 2024 is 13%, which is much faster than the 7% average. It is projected that 71,600 new job openings will be created until 2024, generating prospects for good and skilled professionals.*
With a pharmacy technician diploma, the student can work in different roles, such as:
- Certified Pharmacy Technician
- Pharmacy Clerk
- Medical Administrator
- Hospital Pharmacy Technician
- Pharmacy Order Technician
- Pharmacy Billing Specialist
- Pharmacy Service Technician
- Retail Pharmacy Technician
“The experience at Penn Commercial was truly a positive one for me. I believe I made the right decision and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
Margaret Bosnyak, Penn Commercial graduate
The pharmacy technician program is designed to train graduates for entry-level positions and equip them with the required skills to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam and soon find a position in the job market. At the end of the program, they will be able to do everything from ordering, stocking and packaging medications to preparing and dispensing them.
As a pharmacy technician you will execute administrative and pharmaceutical tasks under the supervision of a pharmacist in multiple settings. Here are some examples:
- Hospital pharmacies
- Grocery store pharmacies
- Drug store pharmacies
- Retail pharmacies
- Mail-order pharmacies
At Penn Commercial Business/Technical School you will find personalized instruction, experienced faculty, cutting-edge facilities and academic support.
To help students find the right position after graduation and successfully launch their new careers, our alumni & career services can offer a variety of services like job fairs, career counseling, interviewing workshops, job listings, resume assistance, employment newsletters and externships.
Our alumni network can also be very helpful with your job placement. You can find our former students working in different industries and achieving great outcomes in their professional lives all around the United States.