quinebaug valley community college

Pharmacy Technician – Online

The online Pharmacy Technician training program has a six-month enrollment period where you can work from home at your own pace or complete the program in three months.

Topics include pharmacology; pharmacy law, regulations, and standards; retail and institutional business of a pharmacy; prescriptions; pharmaceutical calculations, nonsterile compounding, and more.

This online course includes reference books, text companion, student support, career guidance and those students who are eligible have the opportunity to participate in an externship with Walgreens or CVS pharmacies as long as positions are available at their local areas.

You may be eligible to receive a free laptop and a free $100 e-gift card.

Duration: 285 Hours
Price:  $1,995
Dates: Online

Employment Outlook
About 75% of pharmacy technician jobs are in retail pharmacies, either independently owned or part of a drugstore chain, grocery store, department store, or mass retailer. About 16% of jobs are in hospitals and a small portion are in mail-order and internet pharmacies, offices of physicians, pharmaceutical wholesalers, and the federal government.

Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 9% from 2014 to 2024, an increase that is faster than the average for all occupations. The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people – who use more prescription drugs than younger people – will spur demand for technicians throughout the projection period. In addition, as scientific advances bring treatments for an increasing number of conditions, more pharmacy technicians will be needed to fill a growing number of prescriptions.

The average salary for pharmacy technicians in Eastern Connecticut is estimated to be between $33,986, with an average hourly salary of $16.34.

For more information (syllabi and webinars) visit www.careerstep.com/qvcc