Course Description

This course prepares students to become pharmacy technicians, assisting registered pharmacists in quality pharmacy operational procedures. Once students pass the course and certification exam, they can apply for an internship program with national affiliation partners like CVS and Walgreens, or other local pharmacy operations.

The course will also provide a comprehensive overview of HIV and AIDS, and it will cover topics ranging from the history of HIV, transmission, prevention, patient management and working with special populations. Upon completion of the course, students will have a thorough understanding of the needs of patients living with HIV/AIDS and will be better-equipped to provide care.

This course prepares a student to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification exam.

Course Outline

Pharmacy Technician Career Prep Curriculum:

  • Overview of the Pharmacy and the Role of the Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Math, Dosage Calculations, and Drug References.
  • Pharmacy Practice Settings
  • Compounding
  • Pharmacy Management and Medication Safety
  • Therapeutic Agents: Nervous - Cardiovascular System
  • Therapeutic Agents: Respiratory - Reproductive System
  • Therapeutic Agents: Immune - Hematological System
  • Over-the-Counter and Complementary Medicine

Healthcare Professional Perspectives on HIV and AIDS Curriculum:

  • HIV Infection and AIDS
  • HIV Diagnosis and Progression
  • Prevention
  • Managing HIV
  • Working with Caregivers
  • Special Populations
  • Women, Children, and the Elderly


Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the role of the pharmacy technician and identify the elements that make up the pharmacy.
  • Explain the role of math in the pharmacy and identify pharmaceutical measurements and dosage calculations.
  • Explain basic medication safety and identify the different types of drug and drug references associated with them.
  • Explain the role of the community pharmacy and identify the activities that occur within the community pharmacy.
  • Explain non-sterile compounding and identify the procedures associated with non-sterile compounding.
  • Identify the services, structure, procedures and techniques that are part of an institutional pharmacy.
  • Identify the sterile procedures and practices that are the responsibility of a pharmacy technician.
  • Identify the career options available to pharmacy technicians and identify the steps necessary to obtain employment.


Participants will have 12 months to complete this self-paced online course.

All necessary materials are included.


This course prepares a student to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification exam.


System Requirements

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/headphones to listen to Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.

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Section Title
Pharmacy Technician Career Prep Professional (Online)
Jul 01, 2019 to Jun 30, 2020
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $1,575.00