Sacramento, California Pharmacy Technology Program

A prescription for success - Pharmacy Technology in Sacramento, CA

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 degree, available at our Sacramento campus, provides students with the skills, confidence, and experience they will need when looking for an entry-level Pharmacy Technician 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 realistic imitation 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 California Pharmacy Technology degree program because:

  • It  culminates in an Associate of Science degree in Pharmacy Technology
  • We prepare you to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification exam*
  • We help you meet the rising demand for a new wave of skilled pharmacy professionals

Our Sacramento Pharmacy Technician course includes a dose of reality

Experience matters; and the best place to get real world experience before graduation is in a real world pharmacy in Sacramento. 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 California with the skills and confidence to:

  • Demonstrate their readiness to sit the CPhT national certification exam*
  • Catty out the tasks and duties expected of entry-level Pharmacy Technicians
  • Keep accurate patient profiles & histories
  • Prepare accurate patient prescriptions

Pharmacy Technology is growing Sacramento! Get ready!

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) suggests that the industry is looking for a new generation of qualified Pharmacy Technicians, and they expect the number of available Pharmacy Technician jobs to grow by 32% between 2010 and 2020; that’s much faster than the average for all occupations.**

The BLS believes that Pharmacy Technicians who have successfully graduated from formal programs like our Pharmacy Technology degree, or those who have previous experience, or those who are CPhT certified, can expect to enjoy employment opportunities in the coming years.

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 California Enrollment Services Representative today.

* Carrington College® California prepares students to take appropriate certification and licensure exams related to their individual majors. The College does not guarantee students will successfully pass these exams or be certified or licensed as a result of completing the program.

** Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012-13 Ed.)