With the expansion of retail pharmacies and other employment settings, new medical technologies and developments in administering medication, advances in science offering a greater number of therapeutic breakthroughs, and from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or retire, the demand for Pharmacy Technicians is expected to grow—11.6 percent from 2014 to 2024*.
At American Career College, our Pharmacy Technician diploma program focuses on preparing you with the technical knowledge and practical skills necessary for positions related to the manufacturing, distribution, or support of pharmacy products.
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The American Career College Pharmacy Technician program is designed to train you to work with licensed pharmacists, performing responsibilities such as labeling and dispensing medication, updating patient information and rotating inventory.
Upon successful completion of the school's program and earning your pharmacy technician diploma, graduates may pursue entry-level positions and demonstrate many of the following skills:
American Career College's dynamic pharmacy technician program offers a curriculum that prepare
s you for the professional world by providing training in basic computer operations, such as data input procedures used in maintaining patients' medication records.
The goal of our pharmacy technician program is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin your career as a pharmacy technician.
The accredited Pharmacy Technician training program is available at the following campus:
Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of different settings, receiving prescription requests, counting tablets and delivering medications for distribution to patients.
With your American Career College Pharmacy Technician diploma, you can expect to qualify for entry-level positions in:
A few interesting statistics* about pharmacy technician careers:
Many area employers are very familiar with the quality of ACC programs and our school's track record for preparing confident, qualified professionals for rewarding careers. Our graduates have been hired by:
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*Source: California Employment Development Department http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/occguides/Detail.aspx?Soccode=292052&Geography=0601000000
This class curriculum is divided into learning units called class modules. Standalone core class modules for the American Career College Pharmacy Technician program include:
For a complete description of coursework in these modules, please refer to the ACC Catalog.
Once you have completed your American Career College training and earned your college diploma, you'll be ready to pursue exciting career opportunities as an entry-level pharmacy technician. On the job, you'll play a vital role in helping licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medications in a retail pharmacy, hospital, clinic, and other similar environments.
As a pharmacy technician, your day-to-day responsibilities may include:
As you begin your career as a pharmacy technician, the ongoing development of your skills can create increased opportunities for advancement. Even after you are employed, American Career College's Career Services team will remain committed to providing you with the resources, support, and personalized assistance you need to keep your health care career on track.