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Becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician with Rx Health Academy

 

Here’s what’s included in our program

Learn in-demand Pharmacy Tech skills on your own schedule.

On-Demand Video Training 

Textbook & Worksheets 

Weekly Live Workshop 

Our students come to learn the skills they need, to land the jobs they want, to build the lives they deserve.

Why choose Rx Health Academy?

Flexible

Set your own schedule and learn at your own pace.

Affordable

Low program costs with flexible payment options

Board Approved

Study with a PTCB Approved Advocate Educator

Mobile

Use your phone to log in and start learning

Gain Hands-on Experience with CVS and Walgreens

At the end of your pharmacy tech program, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience at a CVS/pharmacy or Walgreens near you as part of our hands-on training externship. Once you graduate, you will have the information you need to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). 

Course Curriculum

Take a Look at Our Complete Pharmacy Technician Course Curriculum below:

In this unit, students will become familiar with various body systems including structure, function, diseases, disorders, and treatments. Students will also learn drug delivery systems, drug administration routes, medical terminology, drug classifications, and commonly used medications for various organ system disorders.

Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians

1.1 Names of Pharmaceuticals

1.2 Therapeutic Equivalence, Drug Interactions, and Relevance to Patient Medical History

1.3 Types of Interactions

1.4 Pharmaceutical Characteristics

1.5 Drug Administration and Duration of Therapy

1.6 Common Unwanted Drug Effects

1.7 Drug Classifications

In this unit, students will learn how law affects healthcare practitioners and pharmacy technicians, the origin of law that affects medical professionals, the basics of the process of litigation and its alternatives, the common-law basis for the confidentiality of healthcare information, and the laws regulating healthcare information collected and maintained by government agencies.

Pharmacy Law and Regulations

2.1 Routine Practices With Hazardous Substances And Waste

2.2 Controlled Substance Documentation

2.3 Professional Standards

2.4 FDA Recall Classification

2.5 Pharmacy Personnel Roles

2.6 Facility Requirements

2.7 Reference Materials

This unit introduces students to sterile and nonsterile compounding. A strong emphasis is placed on proper aseptic technique and compliance with USP 795, 797, and 800. Compounding practices and equipment are also discussed.

Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding

3.1 Infection Control for Compounding

3.2 Documentation

3.3 Product Stability

3.4 Equipment and Supplies

3.5 Compounding Risk

As front-line members of the medication dispensing team, pharmacy technicians can directly impact medication safety.  In this unit students will learn  about the many patient and medication safety hazards exist in a pharmacy setting, and workflow strategies and technological innovations have been developed and implemented to reduce the risk of medication errors.

Medication Safety

4.1 Medication Errors and Error Prevention

4.2 Information for the Patient

4.3 Specific Recommendations

4.4 Similar Medications

4.5 Common Safety Strategies

This unit is intended as an introduction to  Rx Health Academy’s Externship Program. It is designed to introduce the student to the curriculum and begin the placement process. 

This unit introduces the pharmacy technician student to pharmacy operations. Students will discuss the differences between pharmacy settings, examine the business applications of pharmacy, and review drug information resources, including how and when to use them. Students will also learn how to handle medication safely, and the steps involved in error prevention.

Medication Order Entry and Fill Process

7.1 Order Entry Process

7.2 Fill Process

7.3 Labeling

7.4 Packaging and Dispensing Process

Patients depend on a pharmacy and all of its employees to do everything they can to ensure that the product received is exactly what was prescribed. In this unit students will learn about the many measures they will take as a pharmacy technician to contribute to quality care.

Pharmacy Quality Assurance

5.1 Quality Assurance Practices

5.2 Education Standards and Information

Technology

5.3 Infection Control for Quality Assurance

Management of pharmaceuticals inventory is a vital part of a pharmacy tech’s job. In this unit students will learn how to properly manage inventory and purchasing.

Pharmacy Inventory Management

8.1 Using Numerical Information

8.2 Product Lists

8.3 Ordering and Receiving

This unit introduces the student to the pharmacy reimbursement process. It discusses third party healthcare plans, reimbursement systems and claims processing.

Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement

9.1 Obtaining Patient Insurance Information

9.2 Key Terms

9.3 Types of Insurance Coverage

9.4 Managed Care Programs

This unit is designed to facilitate the student's mastery of computer skills needed to perform various pharmacy technician–related responsibilities in community and institutional pharmacy practices.

Pharmacy Information Systems and Usage Applications

10.1 Computer Applications for Use When Dispensing Prescriptions

10.2 Computer Applications

10.3 Reports

10.4 Standards of Electronic Health Record

This unit is designed to strengthen working knowledge of the concepts essential for pharmacy technician practice and serve as a review to prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.

"My name is Monica Beard and I took a course at Rx Health Academy last summer. It was very convenient for me taking the courses online because I was a student and also employed. The courses were easy to follow along and engaging. I was able to find a job at Walgreens just a couple weeks after receiving my license. Carlton and Rx Health Academy helped me tremendously and I'm thankful for it!"

Monica Beard
Los Angeles, CA

"Choosing Rx Health Academy is one of the best decisions that I have ever made for my future and my wallet. The program gave me the tools and knowledge to have a new in demand well respected career at a affordable price."

Keyerra Dupre
Carson, CA

"Rx Health Academy is awesome. I applied for a scholarship and that same day got an email with a full ride offer. I recommend this program to anyone who wants a new career as a Pharmacy Technician."

Adriana Smith
Los Angeles, CA

"I decided to go to Rx Health Academy for my son. He is only 9 months and I want to create a better life for him. The best part of the program is that I can do it around my schedule. The videos make it easy to learn."

Christine Turner
Rialto, CA

Tuition Financing Options

Take the first steps towards a career in the pharmaceutical industry with our Pharmacy Technician program. Simply choose from one of our financing options below and get started today!

One Time Payment

$1297.00

ONCE

Included with your tuition...

  • PTCE Voucher ($150 value)
  • Career Diploma ($5,000 value)
  • Textbook ($125 value)
  • Online Modules  ($3000 value)
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Four Monthly Payments

$349.25

PER MONTH

Included with your tuition...

  • PTCE Voucher ($150 value)
  • Career Diploma ($5,000 value)
  • Textbook ($125 value)
  • Online Modules  ($3000 value)
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