Yavapai College

1100 E Sheldon St, Prescott, AZ 86301

Program Details

Yavapai College offers students the opportunity to earn a Pharmacy Technician certificate through an online learning format. The certificate aims to give students the required foundations to perform pharmacy related tasks and responsibilities. After successful completion of this certificate, students should be qualified to take the National Certification Exam to become a certified Pharmacy Technician. Students should have interest in partaking in this allied health program to gain a better understanding of pharmaceutical practices with the guidance of a licensed Pharmacist.

The certificate concentration delves into the intricate study of the branch of medicine associated with man-made or natural defense the body uses to fight infection, reduce pain and alleviate ailments. Specifically, the program of study will provide students with the critical knowledge and understanding of drug composition, HIPAA guidelines, and ways to identify the relationship between anatomy/physiology, disease states and drugs affecting the various systems in the human body.

The certificate program is comprised of 20 credit hours, and uses an internship to solidify the student’s application of academic theory to real life situations. Students will partake in five courses in addition to the internship to satisfy the minimum requirements of the Pharmacy Technician certificate. The five courses cover concepts of: Fundamentals of Pharmacy Technology, Pharmaceutical Calculations, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacology, and a Pharmacy Technician Certification review course.

Graduates in the certification program may be eligible to take the National Certification Exam to become certified Pharmacy Technicians. Graduates may also use the education to enter into various health services professions, emphasizing a concern for the proper execution of learned concepts from pharmacology in a clinical setting. Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician certificate program, graduates should be able to apply the learned resources when managing medical records, communicating to healthcare providers, preparing and dispensing drugs, and showing a mastery of the programs content by passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Graduates of the certificate program may use the core curriculum as the foundation for furthering an education or for potential immediate entry into the field of Pharmacy Technician.

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      100% Online
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    Students must be at least 18 years of age prior to the start of the third semester of the program and have a high school diploma or GE, an Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Card, TB skin test or chest X-ray specifying absence of tuberculosis, CPR for Healthcare Providers card, immunizations outlined in application, and reading proficiency.

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


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