Pharmacy Technicians assist licensed pharmacists to provide medication and other health care products to patients. Technicians perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medications. They also perform administrative duties such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and operating credit card machines and cash registers. Pharmacy technicians are required by the State of Ohio to complete an approved training program and meet certification requirements. Through the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician training program, students are given the skills and knowledge to enable them to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare for national certification as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Students will earn their CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) certificate from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. In addition to the coursework, students must complete a 160-hour unpaid externship, which is scheduled after all coursework is completed. This course is taught at the Greentree Health Science Academy, located on the Atrium Medical Center campus near Middletown.
• High School diploma or GED
• WorkKeys assessment
Required Prior to Externship:
• Pass FBI/BCI background check
• Required immunizations: Physical with 2-Step TB Test (not 1-Step TB), Hepatitis B Series, 2-MMR vaccines, flu vaccine, and Tetanus.
• Health Care Provider CPR
• Certified CPhT Technician (CPhT)
• WCCC Certificate of Program Completion
Career Technical Instructional Modules:
CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider/First Aid 10
Manual to Pharmacy Technician 40
RX Software 30
Sterile Compounding 48
Medical Terminology I & II 60
Medical Math 30
Nutrition & Wellness 30
Employability I & II 40
Law and Ethics 30
Pharmacology I & II 64
Cultural Diversity 30
Certification Review 30
TOTAL HOURS 602
• Tuition $7,250
Includes: Application, Workkeys Assessment, textbooks, 1 set of scrubs, FBI/BCI background check, testing fee
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Program Start Date:
January 7, 2019
*Note: The 160-hour externship is scheduled after the program end date. Students must complete 160-hour externship 4 months from class end date.
Call the Program Coordinator: 513-932-8145, ext. 5340