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Program Details

Start your healthcare career with confidence in as few as nine months with the Rasmussen College Pharmacy Technician Certificate program, which prepares you for a crucial, fulfilling role in the growing healthcare field. In the Pharmacy Technician program, you will learn how to help provide the safe, effective medications that patients need. You’ll rehearse real-life scenarios in a virtual practicum that gives you confidence from day one of your new career, and experienced instructors will help you develop the skills employers value most, including proficiency in preparing and handling medications, professional practice skills and pharmacy software. Your coursework is even designed to prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), giving you expertise and confidence to perform well on your first try. Rasmussen College even reimburses the cost of your application fee for the exam. And when you want to advance your education, Rasmussen College makes it easy: You can seamlessly transfer your Pharmacy Technician Certificate credits to earn a Health Sciences Associate's degree in just nine more months! 

The fee for each student’s first attempt at the certification exam is included in the total cost of the program. Should you need to take the exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.

Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term.

Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements needed to apply for a Pharmacy Technician license or registration from the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY. Other eligibility requirements may apply. Please check with the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in your state of residence. This program may not meet the educational requirements needed to apply for a Pharmacy Technician license or registration in states not listed above. Please check with the board of pharmacy or equivalent agency in your state of residence for further information.

Requirements

  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Background check

Accreditation & Licensing

Rasmussen College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440.

Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: Delaware, Guam, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Utah, Washington, American Samoa, N. Mariana Islands, or Virgin Islands.