Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Begin your career as a pharmacy technician.

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Program Type

Certificate

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Delivery Method

On Campus | Hybrid*

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Course Length

Approximately
9 Months

*Hybrid education options not available at all campuses

Program Objective

This certificate program will provide you the skills, both personal and professional, to become a capable entry-level pharmacy technician. At Pima Medical Institute, hands-on training and lab time that simulates real-world settings will prepare you to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. This program also develops professional skills such as customer service, prescription preparation, patient profiling and drug inventory maintenance. The duties and responsibilities required by pharmacy technicians are vital to improving patient experience and ensuring optimal efficiency in pharmacy settings.

This Program Now Offers a Hybrid Learning Option

Students interested in this program who are looking for additional flexibility for their schedules might find blended learning is the best fit.

As a Hybrid student, you will still benefit from the same support students enrolled in our on campus programs receive, including mental health resources, student services, career services, resume writing and more.

Interested in learning more about Pima Medical’s hybrid education and schedule? Our admissions teams are ready to discuss the schedule, expectations and interactive instruction provided during the program.

All Locations

Find this program at one of the following Pima Medical Institute campuses.

Careers as a Pharmacy Technician

When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.

Clinical Externships

At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients. In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors, and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

Program Outline for Albuquerque, Chula Vista, Colorado Springs, Denver, El Paso, Houston, Mesa, San Antonio, San Marcos and Tucson

Career Prep Sequence

CSK 100
Study Skills
CAT 150
Anatomy, Physiology, and Terminology
CCB 100
Computer Basics
CMF 95
Math Fundamentals
CHS 100
CPR & First Aid

Professional Sequence I

PHA 121
Pharmacy Math
PHA 105
Inventory Maintenance
PHA 165
Pharmacology
PHA 180
Pharmacy Laws and Ethics
PHA 150
Sequence I Pharmacy Applications

Professional Sequence II

PHA 131
Pharmacy Math
PHA 170
Pharmacy Technician Duties
PHA 175
Pharmacology
PHA 190
Sequence II Pharmacy Applications

Professional Sequence III

PHA 141
Pharmacy Math
PHA 245
Principles of Customer Service
PHA 185
Pharmacology
PHA 235
Pharmacy Laboratory Skills
PHA 230
Sequence III Pharmacy Applications

Professional Sequence IV

PHA 151
Pharmacy Math
PHA 155
Pharmacy Computer Applications
PHA 195
Pharmacology
PHA 265
Patient Safety
PHA 270
Sequence IV Pharmacy Applications

Externship

PHA 250
Externship

Program Outline for Renton

Career Prep Sequence

CSK 100
Study Skills
CAT 150
Anatomy, Physiology, and Terminology
CCB 100
Computer Basics
CMF 95
Math Fundamentals
CHS 100
CPR & First Aid

Professional Sequence I

PHA 115
Pharmacy Math
PHA 120
Inventory Maintenance
PHA 200
Pharmacology
PHA 102
Pharmacy Laws and Ethics

Professional Sequence II

PHA 125
Pharmacy Math
PHA 108
Pharmacy Technician Duties
PHA 210
Pharmacology

Professional Sequence III

PHA 135
Pharmacy Math
PHA 140
Principles of Customer Service
PHA 220
Pharmacology
PHA 225
Pharmacy Laboratory Skills

Professional Sequence IV

PHA 145
Pharmacy Math
PHA 160
Pharmacy Computer Applications
PHA 230
Pharmacology
PHA 240
Fundamentals of Chemistry

Externship

PHA 250
Externship

Interested In Starting This Program?

Find out more about our Admissions Requirements or view our How to Apply page.

Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.

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“Thanks to the practice I had at Pima Medical, I caught on quickly while at my externship at the local Veterans Hospital. I continued to volunteer at the VA until I was hired at Primrose St. Francis Hospital where I am currently working as a Pharmacy Tech 2… I’m currently working on another bachelor’s in healthcare management. My Pima Medical instructors always encouraged us to continue our education, so I’m keeping my doors open. Pima Medical is a great school and it provided me my start in the medical field!”

Terry D. Thomas, Pharmacy Technician Graduate

Pima Medical Blog

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Disclosures And Accreditations

Start Your Future as a Pharmacy Technician