Certificate Program

Pharmacy Technician Specialist

Join the pharmaceutical industry with our Pharmacy Technician Specialist Certificate. Gain the knowledge and skills required to assist pharmacists and provide essential patient care.

About the Pharmacy Technician Specialist Certificate

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Course length

16 weeks

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Time commitment

20

hours per week

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Salary Range

$31K - $42K

(entry level)
Tuition - $2,700*

*You can pay as little as $265 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

With your Pharmacy Technician Specialist Certificate, you’ll have the knowledge you need to build a fulfilling career in the pharmaceutical industry. Program content will delve into medication dosage calculations, pharmaceutical terminology, pharmacy operations and safety protocol. At the conclusion of the course, learners will need to complete an internship at a local pharmacy and sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam sponsored by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Accreditation

National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Did you know?

Pharmacy technicians in Massachusetts earn an average of $43,830 per year.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Is This Pharmacy Technician Specialist Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Do you have a keen interest in health care and an innate drive to help others?
  • Are you searching for a career path that lets you join the workforce in a relatively short amount of time?
  • Are you eager to acquire hands-on skills and apply them in a health care environment?
  • Can you thrive in a dynamic setting, where adaptability and quick thinking are key?
  • Does the idea of working collaboratively with a team of health care professionals excite you?
  • Are you meticulous, with a knack for working with data, managing records or handling administrative tasks?
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Potential Careers

Upon completing your certificate and earning your credential, you will be prepared for exciting new roles, such as:

  • Hospital Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement Specialist
  • Pharmacy Inventory Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician Professional
  • Retail Pharmacy Technician

This Program is a Great Fit For:

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

Why Regis College?

For nearly 100 years, Regis College has empowered students to succeed academically, serve, and lead. Certificate programs through the Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offer:

  • Icon of a check mark Self-paced coursework
  • Icon of a check mark Online learning formats
  • Icon of a check mark Reputable career credentials
  • Icon of a check mark Skills for in-demand jobs
  • Icon of a check mark Specialized knowledge
  • Icon of a check mark Potential for higher salary
  • Icon of a check mark Degree completion pathways
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Testimonials

The courses online were great

"My two favorite parts of the course were, first, the simulations, which make you feel like you’re getting used to a new career. I also liked the go-at-your-own pace learning. It’s nice to know you can take a second, regroup, and try it all over again. For someone who’s going to school later in life, it was great."

Courtney Rosati
The MedCerts program was very easy to follow

"The certificate program taught me a lot about the physiology of the heart, more in-depth stuff I didn’t know. It gave me a better understanding of what I was looking at with the EKGs. I’m one of the more informed technicians at my current job because of this course."

James DeVogel
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Funding Options Are Available

The Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies offers affordable and flexible pay-as-you-go options to make earning a professional certificate a reality for as many students as possible. Some certificate earners may even be eligible for tuition assistance through their employer.