Pharmacy Technician Frequently Asked Questions


 
  1. Can I apply for financial aid?
  2. What is the starting pay for a Pharmacy Technician?
  3. Will I still need to take the State Board of Pharmacy test before applying for my license?
  4. Are there evening classes available?
  5. How can I find jobs in the pharmacy field?
  6. What is an externship?
  7. When is the externship?
  8. Will this program get me in to pharmacy School?

1. Can I apply for financial aid? Unfortunately no. This is a fee based class and not eligible for financial aid. We do offer a payment plan for those who qualify.

2. What is the starting pay for a Pharmacy Technician? Starting pay varies depending upon where you are employed and the setting in which you work.You can expect a starting wage between $12-$19 dollars per hour.

3. Will I still need to take the State Board of Pharmacy test before applying for my license? No. Once you successfully complete our program you will receive a certificate of completion which satisfies the State Board of Pharmacy.

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4. Are there evening classes available?Yes, our most popular class is the evening class. It was designed for students who have day jobs. The class is from 6:30-9:30 in the evening M,T,W,TH. We also have a day class that is from 9am-12pm M,T,W,TH.

5. How can I find jobs in the pharmacy field? From day one of the program, our job placement coordinator works directly with students, keeping them informed of pharmacies that are hiring.

6. What is an externship? An externship is that portion of the program where the student works in a pharmacy applying all the knowledge gained in coursework. Your availability, preferences, and ability determine the pharmacy site. Externships are unpaid.

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7. When is the externship? The externship is started at the end of the classroom portion of the program and lasts from 120-240 hours depending on pharmacy site.

8. Will this program get me in to pharmacy School? No, however, it can be included with your pharmacy school application, gives you opportunities to network with pharmacists for referrals and recommendation letters, and gives you a test run in the pharmacy field.