The Carrington College Pharmacy Technology certificate program, available here in Mesa, AZ, can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required of an entry-level Pharmacy Technician1; a field that is growing much faster than the average for all occupations.2 Our Mesa Pharmacy Technology program also prepares students for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification exam.
Pharmacy Techs are supervised by licensed pharmacists; they work to safely and accurately receive and fill prescriptions in places like hospitals, retail pharmacies, clinics, nursing homes, or they work for pharmaceutical companies. Our Mesa Pharmacy Technology training program can give you the hands-on training and experience you need to help you succeed in a career as Pharmacy Technician.
If you’re considering different Mesa Pharmacy Tech schools, then here are 3 things you need to know about our Mesa Pharmacy Technology program:
- The Pharmacy Technology program at our Mesa campus can typically be completed in as few as 9 months3
- Students on our Mesa program practice dispensing prescriptions and compounding medications in a mock pharmacy setting
- We prepare graduates to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification exam4 5
Mesa students can have bright futures as Pharmacist Technicians
In the coming years the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecast that, due to the number of middle-aged and elderly people who use more prescription drugs than younger people, the employment of pharmacy technicians and aides is expected to increase by 20% from 2012 to 2022.2
Our Mesa Pharmacy Technology program includes a dose of reality
Not only do our Pharmacy Technology students receive theoretical and practical training in a mock pharmacy setting on our Mesa campus, they are also taught the necessary administrative skills before they go on to receive practical, real-world experience during a valuable clinical externship.
Students on our Mesa Pharmacy Technology program are taught a basic knowledge of pharmacy calculations, terminology, abbreviations, and symbols used when prescribing, dispensing, and documenting medications. They also learn about drug distribution methods and systems, the chemical and physical characteristics of drugs, how to prepare sterile dosage forms, and the standards of ethics and law. Once students successfully complete our Mesa Pharmacy Technology program, they should have the skills and the confidence to:
- Undertake all the duties expected of an entry-level Pharmacy Technician
- Receive, verify, fill, and prepare prescriptions
- Maintain patient profiles & histories
Our Mesa Pharmacy Technology program is enrolling soon; it culminates in a Certificate of Achievement in Pharmacy Technology. Isn’t it time to talk to a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative about fulfilling your potential?