Pharmacy Technicians are responsible for assisting Pharmacist in their daily tasks, including: Filling Prescriptions, Obtaining authorizations from doctors and filing medical insurance claims. A Pharmacy Technician may work in a retail pharmacy environment  or in a Hospital setting.  The potential for growth in this field is excellent and career advancement is likely for a motivated individual.

The comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare you to enter the pharmacy field in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies and community pharmacies and work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. This course is led by a qualified instructor with experience in the field of Pharmacology and is held on-site at the Saginaw Valley State University campus. 

Job opportunities for pharmacy technicians are expected to be good, especially for those with previous experience, formal training, or certification. Job openings will result from employment growth, as well as the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or leave the labor force.  According to the NABP Task Force on Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs recommended that, by 2015, state boards of pharmacy require all certified pharmacy technicians to complete an accredited education and training program. Currently, over one-third of jurisdictions have continuing education requirements that technicians must meet in order to maintain their license, certification, or registration, and with CPE Monitor, pharmacy technicians will be equipped to track and monitor their status.*  Earning an education from a high-quality institution has never been more important in this field. 

Upon completion of the training, you will receive a packet of information regarding the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. The exam is held at three sites in Michigan and costs $125. The packet explains the PTCB certification process and will walk you through the eligibility requirements, application procedures and important deadlines.

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund will be given to those who cancel 3 weeks prior to the start of a class. Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the start of class will receive refund,  less 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 1 week prior to the start of the class will be eligible for 50% refund. No refunds will be honored after the first day of class. Should the books be returned in like-new condition and with no markings prior to the start of the second class, only the applicable cancellation fee will be assessed.

Minimum/Maximum Policy: 
This class must have a minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 24. If the class does not meet the minimum requirement it may be rescheduled.

Who Should Attend:  

Those preparing to enter the pharmacy field in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies and community pharmacies that work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.  Most states require a High School diploma in order to take the National Board Certification Test.  No prior Experience or Education in the Pharmacology field is required.  


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*Information and statistics attributed to The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website, 2014. 




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