Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician 2022-03-05T14:50:16-06:00

Pharmacy Technician

Course Description:

The Pharmacy Technician is a 154-clock hour Program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment by teaching knowledge and the skills development required to work as a Pharmacy Technician in the pharmacy. The course prepares the Student to become nationally certified as a Pharmacy technician and gain employment as a nationally certified pharmacy technician. A Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician can gain employment in any of the following places: Retail or Community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, industrial pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, consulting pharmacy, ambulatory care pharmacy, regulatory pharmacy, home care pharmacy.

Upon successful completion and graduation from this Program, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and a Training Verification Form. After passing the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) National Certification Examination, the graduate shall be certified Nationally as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. After passing either NHA or PTCB National Certification Exam, the Pharmacy Technician graduate will take the Oklahoma Pharmacy Technician Permit Exam under the Pharmacist’s supervision during their initial employment. After passing, they will be issued with Oklahoma Pharmacy Technician Permit.

 Total Training hours for this program = 154 hours.

Class and skills lab=98.

Clinical =56 hours.

The pharmacy technician course shall emphasize:

  1. Pharmacology and terminology.
  2. Abbreviations.
  3. Drugs classifications.
  4. Accurately prepare and measure medication amounts.
  5. Package and label prescriptions.
  6. Establish and maintain patient records.
  7. Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims.
  8. Manage inventory.
  9. Receive prescription requests from patients and doctors’ offices.
  10. Legal and ethical responsibility.
  11. Clerical skills and customer care.


Schedule Length
Weekday 5 weeks
Evening 7 weeks
Weekend 6 weekends


Admission Requirements:

  1. 18 years of age.
  2. Basic math knowledge at 8th Grade.
  3. If you are 16-17 years of age, you must be currently enrolled in High School.
  4. Student Application.
  5. Two Forms of identification. (One must be a Social Security Card, and the other must be a photo ID, such as a current State Identification card or Driver’s License.)
  6. Minimum High School Diploma, GED, or another Equivalency or higher.
  7. Background check. (Can be done at MTC for $35.00.)
  8. No history of drug abuse and arrest char with controlled substances.
  9. TB Skin Screening Test. (Can be done at MTC for $35.00.)
  10. Drug Test. (Can be done at MTC for $50.00).
  11. Current BLS card needed before attending clinical. (Can be done at MTC for $60.00).
  12. Mentally and physically able to complete and pass this course.
  13. During Flu Season, a Flu shot record may be required before attending clinical.


Class Examinations/Clinical Skill Examinations:

  1. Students will be required to take a minimum of (5) written main exams and make a minimum score of 90% before being allowed to take the National Certification Exam.
  2. Students must pass all clinical skills and lab skills with a score of 100%.
  3. Students must also make 90% on each chapter exam.
  4. Students must write a 5-page clinical paper and score a minimum of 80% per the grading rubric.
  5. Homework and popup quizzes will be given.


National Certification Exam

After successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician training program at MedNoc Training College, the Student will be permitted to take the National Certification Exam to be Nationally Certified as CPhT through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. The exam will be offered at Pearson VUE Center for PTCB and PSI Testing Center for NHA.

 Eligibility for Pharmacy Technician National Exam for Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPT):

  1. MTC Application.
  2. Must be 18 years of age.
  3. Must have a high school diploma, GED, or higher.
  4. Successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician training program within the last 5 years.
  5. Provide evidence that you have successfully performed all skills and passed all the tests.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board:

  1. High School Diploma or Equivalency or higher (e.g., a GED or a foreign diploma) *.
  2. Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions.
  3. Compliance with all applicable PTCB Certification policies.
  4. Passing score on the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

PTCB Exam Details:

  • Multiple choices.
  • 90 total questions. Ten unscored randomly distributed in the test.
  • 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • 10 minutes for the tutorial and post-exam survey.


National Health Career Association (NHA)

  • Completion of a Pharmacy Technician Training program.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency or higher (e.g., a GED or a foreign diploma)*.
  • Full disclosure of all criminal and State Board of Pharmacy registration or licensure actions.


 NHA Exam Details:

  • Testing will take place at a PSI Testing Center near you.
  • You must present valid identification.
  • The test must be completed in one continuous session.

ExCPT Certification Exam Details:

  • Multiple choices.
  • 100 questions, 20 pretest questions
  • Exam time: 2 hours, 10 minutes


The Student who has completed the training Program passed the national certification exam, and gained employment at the pharmacy may request the pharmacist to initiate the process for obtaining the Oklahoma Pharmacy Technician Permit.


1 Tuition $   1,475.00
2 Laboratory fees $        50.00
3 National Certification Exam  $      200.00
4 TB Skin Screen Test $        35.00
5 OSBI $        35.00
6 Drug Test $        50.00
7 BLS Certification $        60.00
8 Name Badge $        15.00
  Total Cost $  1, 920.00



  • History of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Federal Laws and Regulations
  • Pharmacy Ethics, Competencies, Associations, and Settings for Technicians
  • Conversions and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians
  • Dosage Forms, Abbreviations, Routes of Administration, Drug Abbreviations, and Medical Terminology
  • Drug Information References
  • Prescription Processing
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Complementary Alternative Medicine
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Repackaging and Compounding
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Pharmacy Stock and Billing
  • Medication Safety and Error Prevention


  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Respiratory System
  • Visual and Auditory Systems
  • The Integumentary System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Urinary System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Reproductive System


  • Antiinfectives
  • Antiinflammatories and Antihistamines
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Vaccines
  • Oncology Agents


  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry

Post-Pharmacy Technician Program Objectives

After completing the Pharmacy Technician program, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the typical responsibilities of a pharmacy technician and describe the personal and professional ethics required for success in this profession
  2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician and the pharmacist, explain the differences between these two roles, and outline the regulations imposed on both by state and federal law
  3. Demonstrate the standard techniques and procedures required of pharmacy technicians for pharmacy operations, including aseptic operations, medication transcriptions, metric/apothecary conversions, drug dispensation, record keeping, and patient profiling
  4. List and explain all major classifications of drugs and understand their indications, therapeutic effects, side effects, dosing recommendations, routes of administration, and mechanisms of action
  5. Interact with pharmacists, customers, and business associates, displaying professional skills, appearance, and ethics in a work-experience setting.

Pharmacy Technician Job Description and Responsibilities


  • Receiving prescriptions and checking their validity
  • Processing prescriptions electronically and ensuring all information is complete and accurate
  • Selecting the appropriate medicine and measuring dosages to fill prescriptions



  • As a Pharmacy Technician, you must be detail-oriented and reliable since the job has high responsibility. You must possess excellent communication skills as well as aptitude in using computers.
  • Sterilize surfaces and equipment and prepare the pharmacy for opening.
  • Greet customers and answer questions.
  • Receive prescriptions and check their validity.
  • Process prescriptions electronically and ensure all information is complete and accurate.
  • Resolve issues when they arise (e.g. rejected insurance claims).
  • Select the appropriate medicine and measure dosages to fill prescriptions.
  • Sort, stock, label medication, and monitor inventory.
  • Undertake administrative tasks (e.g.record-keeping) as assigned.
  • Comply with all security measures and quality standards.


  • Proven experience as Pharmacy Technician.
  • Experience with an online prescription system is a plus.
  • Knowledge of medication and dosage measurement.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy law and medical terminology.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Reliable with a keen eye for detail.
  • Successful completion of a pharmacy technician program.
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician is an asset.

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