Free Certification Training
This all-expense paid, 23-week accelerated program will provide you with the skills you need to enter a high-demand career as a Pharmacy Technician. The training is designed to assist students in preparing for the pharmacy technician certification examination.
Some of the topics covered include: pharmacy law, medical terminology, medication calculations, the preparation and administration of medications, drug classifications, drug actions, adverse drug reactions, and how to implement pharmacy inventory protocols.
Additionally, students will receive hands-on training for CPR certification.
You'll learn how to:
Collect information needed to fill a prescription from customers or health professionals
Measure amounts of medication for prescriptions
Package and label prescriptions
Organize, inventory and alert pharmacists to any shortages of medications or supplies
Accept payments for prescriptions and process insurance claims
Enter customer or patient information, including any prescriptions taken, into a computer system
Answer phone calls from customers
Arrange for customers to speak with pharmacists if customers have questions about medications or health matters
Now Accepting Applications
Spring 2023 Dates
Program Length: 21 Weeks
Online with required Zooms every other Monday evening.
High school diploma or equivalent
At least 18+ before the start of the training
This program is FREE for those who qualify (including textbooks and certifications). Funding is provided through the Harold Alfond Grant and the Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan. The Pharmacy Technician Training at YCCC is recognized by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Students who successfully complete the program can sit for the PTCB CPhT Certification.
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The employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030. About 31,700 openings for pharmacy technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire. (www.bls.gov)