Pharmacy Technician

Critical Care Training Center is offering an exciting opportunity for those interested in beginning a new career as Pharmacy Technician. The course is designed to prepare students to successfully pass the National Pharmacy Technician Board Exam and directly enter the exciting field of pharmacy. Our program includes a well-blended mix of classroom, audio-visual presentation and hands-on experience at local pharmacies. Experienced, licensed pharmacists and technicians who are current practitioners in the field of pharmacy provide instruction.

Absolute advantages
of the course include:

  • 100% online
  • Earn up to $51,000
  • Start working in 4 months
  • Gain experience through training & externship
  • Pass the National Exam

Course Fee


Prerequisite for the course:
1. A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
2. No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. Traffic violations and any other issues must be cleared up before the externship. This is the sole responsibility of each student
3. A history of vaccinations is periodically required to work in the externship
4. Commitment to the rigorous 14-week course schedule


What is a pharmacy technician?
A pharmacy technician works under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, assisting in pharmacy activities that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist. Pharmacy technicians are the foundation of a pharmacy’s distributive and clinical functions. Pharmacy technicians work in many different settings, including retail locations (such as neighborhood pharmacies or grocery stores); hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers; assisted living facilities; nursing homes; tele-pharmacies; and nuclear pharmacies.

Program Length and Duration
The program includes 300 hours of teaching, simulation and experiential learning, which takes place over a 15-week period. The lecture is blended with 120 hours of externship to help students to apply gained knowledge and skills in practice.

Occupational Outlook
Job Outlook – Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.

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Certifications and Licensure

Program graduates are eligible to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) test through Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to become Certified Pharmacy Technicians.

NHA CPhT Exam details:

  • 150-question test (30 – pre-test questions)
  • 3 hours to complete
  • Can be taken at the CCTC or at a PSI Testing Center near you
  • May be administered online

NCCT PTCE details:

  • 90-question test (10 – unscored questions)
  • 2 hours to complete
  • Can be taken at a Pearson VUE test centers near you
  • May be administered online
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