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Choose From 2 Online Pharmacy Technician Programs

The healthcare industry is continuously growing and with an aging population, Pharmacy Technician Professionals are being called on to take on more and more duties. With a projected job growth of 5% over the next ten years and over 440,000 pharmacy technician jobs in the United States, there's no better time than now to take the first steps toward a fast-paced, in-demand career. With a median salary of $36,740 in 2021,¹ you can start training for a rewarding position in the field with Penn Foster today!



Pharmacy Technician Professional Diploma

Pharmacy Technician Diploma

Penn Foster College's online Pharmacy Technician Professional is ASHP/ACPE accredited and is aligned with ASHP/ACPE standards to prepare graduates to successfully pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) certification exams.

The Pharmacy Technician program offered in the Penn Foster Career School provides an engaging education, with potential for hands-on experience. This program will ultimately prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) or NHA ExCPT exam, and gain entry level employment as a pharmacy technician.

Grads of this program receive PTCE practice test ($29 value) and sponsorship to sit for the PTCE ($129 value). This 12 course program will help students begin their path toward becoming a pharmacy technician by way of:

Students will take 13 courses to help prepare them for their future career as a pharmacy technician. This is a learning experience second to none featuring:

Hands-On Activities

Full Practice Kit

CVS or Walgreens Externship

Faculty and Online Support

Interactive Exercises

Work Experience Option

Not sure which program is best for you? Give us a call to speak to one of our Admission Specialists 1.800.832.0815

Why Choose Penn Foster?

Self-Paced Program


Dedicated Faculty

Relevant Coursework

Affordable Education

Low monthly payment options. Quality education that's affordable and accessible.

Penn Foster Career School is regionally and nationally accredited.

You tell us when you want to graduate. We will give you day-to-day goals to help you keep on track.

Our experienced faculty members are here to help you through the program.

Course topics include pharmacy operations, pharmaceutical dispensing, general medical conditions, and more.

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We're here to help you with 0% interest and low monthly payments. Get started today and take the first step towards a new career. There is no classroom needed — learn it all at home at a pace that's right for you.

Penn Foster Career School and College have both met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in Washington, D.C. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Important information regarding State Requirements

State boards may impose a variety of different requirements. These requirements vary from state to state. Before enrolling in the Penn Foster College Pharmacy Technician Professional program, you should contact the State Board of Pharmacy to obtain the requirements applicable to pharmacy technicians in your state. This is particularly important for residents of Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, Minnesota and Massachusetts.

Contact information for State Board of Pharmacy

Illicit drug use, criminal background checks, and immunization status may prevent future employment as a pharmacy technician. Externship sites, employers, and State Boards of Pharmacy have regulations about drug use and criminal backgrounds.

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition, Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet here.