Our Sacramento Pharmacy Technology faculty believes that a blend of practical experience, hands-on laboratory practice, and classroom learning is the right prescription to help our Pharmacy Tech students achieve success. The Pharmacy Technology program at our Sacramento campus provides students with the skills, confidence, and experience they will need when looking for an entry-level Pharmacy Technician1 position.
Students can only soak up so much information in a lecture room. That’s why our Pharmacy Technology students practice compounding medications and charting & dispensing prescriptions in a mock pharmacy on our Sacramento campus, and in a real retail or hospital pharmacy off campus during an externship. So if you’re looking at Pharmacy Technology schools and colleges in Sacramento, you should consider the Carrington College Pharmacy Technology program because:
- It culminates in an Associate of Science degree in Pharmacy Technology2
- We prepare you to take the certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) exam3
- We help you meet the rising demand for a new wave of skilled pharmacy professionals
Our Sacramento Pharmacy Technology program includes a dose of reality
Experience matters; and the best place to get real world experience before graduation is in a real world pharmacy. But before they can participate in an externship our students have to complete classes that cover pharmacy calculations, terminology, and distribution methods and systems.
Students are also made familiar with the important administrative skills and legal guidelines involved in pharmacology, as well as an understanding of physical and chemical drug characteristics, and the symbols and abbreviations used when prescribing, dispensing, and documenting medications.
Sacramento Pharmacy Technology graduates leave Carrington College with the skills and confidence to:
- Demonstrate their readiness to sit the CPhT national certification exam3
- Carry out the tasks and duties expected of entry-level Pharmacy Technicians
- Maintain accurate patient profiles & histories
- Receive and verify prescription and refill requests
Pharmacy Technology is growing Sacramento! Get ready!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of pharmacy technicians and aides is expected to increase by 20% from 2012 to 2022; that’s much faster than the average for all occupations.4
Our Sacramento Pharmacy Technology classes will be enrolling soon, so if you’re ready to make a change to your life and career, now is the time! Speak with a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative today.