Provide a Connection between Patients and Their Medicines
Pharmacy Technicians play an important role in helping people live healthier, happier, and more productive lives.
American National University’s pharmacy technician diploma program¹ is designed to provide you with knowledge, laboratory skills, and field experience to prepare you for entry-level a position as a pharmacy technician.
In addition to serving as a strong foundation for pursuing an associate’s degree in medical assisting, this diploma program is designed to give you the skills and techniques needed for entry-level employment in a pharmacy at a retail or healthcare facility as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy aide.
Students completing the program are prepared to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Indeed.com ranked CPhT amongst The 20 Most-Requested Certifications by Employers in 2020.
The pharmacy technician Associate of Science and diploma programs at American National University are programmatically accredited by the Pharmacy Technician Accrediting Commission (PTAC), a collaboration between the American Society of Health–System Pharmacists and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
In addition to ANU’s institutional accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, the programmatic accreditation achieved by ANU’s pharmacy technician programs is a further validation of the quality of the program. Through a rigorous evaluation process, ANU has demonstrated compliance with 15 competency standards.
Your Learning Experience
American National University’s pharmacy technician diploma program covers a wide range of topics you will need to be successful. You will learn things like pharmacy law, basic chemistry, pharmacy procedures, and medical terminology. You will also gain valuable experience with basic computer operations such as data entry that are vital to maintaining patient records. Emphasis will be placed on:
Understanding drugs and their applications.
Learning how to assist the pharmacist in prescription preparation and administration.
The basics for updating patient profiles, labeling pharmaceutical products, managing inventory, and recognizing trade and generic drug names.
Learning how to maintain patient records and preparing insurance claims.
*All students wishing to enroll in the Pharmacy Technician program will be required to pass a background check prior to the start of the program.
Studies are combined with an externship placement in a retail pharmacy or healthcare setting to reinforce the classroom and laboratory learning experiences.
American National University promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn your diploma in pharmacy technician, you can immediately use your training to advance your career as you continue your education in high demand fields at the associate’s and bachelor’s degree levels – areas such as medical assisting, EMT – paramedic and health care management.
Earn Your Pharmacy Technician Diploma with Online Courses
The Pharmacy Technician Diploma program is available online through ANU’s eUniversity. Learn more about our online programs.
PioneerRx Pharmacy Software
Our pharmacy technician programs’ enhanced software learning experience is provided by PioneerRx. PioneerRx is a real-life pharmacy software system used across the United States, which will prepare students for externship and their new profession as a pharmacy technician. Learn more about PioneerRx’s capabilities at pioneerrx.com, and see how PioneerRx ranks against its competitors at Pharmacy Software Reviews
Prepare for a Pharmacy Technician Certification
In addition to the program outcomes listed, students will take the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam offered through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board as part of PTA288 Pharmacy Tech Exam Success Class.
PTCE Pass Rates for first time attempts: 48.4%
Why American National University?
Convenience and flexibility – With day and evening classes¹ you have the flexibility to work as you earn your degree.
Personal attention – You’re not just a face in a crowd, our small class sizes allow for personal attention from instructors.
Career professionals as instructors – With current and relevant curricula, you will learn from instructors with real-world field experience who will guide and mentor you.
Career services – Our career services team starts to help you before you graduate with your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques and how to search for great career opportunities.
Alumni benefits – Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher¹ courses available throughout your career.
¹Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.