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Pharmacy Technician

Connect people with the medication they need to lead healthier, happier lives. Make an impact in this flexible program where you can learn online before coming to campus.

Campus Location

Miami + Online

Time to Complete

9 Months

Career Outlook

2x Growth*

Class Instruction

Bilingual

Picture yourself helping people every day. Being a pharmacy technician is a rewarding career in different job settings including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and labs that gives you the opportunity to make an impact on people’s quality of life.

Our experienced and caring faculty will guide you every step of the way toward your goal. FVI’s program is designed to fit your lifestyle. Learn from home with instructor-led online classes before coming to campus for hands-on practice in our lab. Gain real world experience in an on the job work setting.

We offer more than an education—we provide a complete experience tailored to achieve your career success:

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Day and evening classes. Bilingual instruction. Online live instruction with on campus hands-on lab practice.

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Personalized support: technical assistance, tutoring, job placement assistance for graduates.

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Financial aid and scholarships available to those who qualify.

 

We Prepare You for Top Careers

Here are a few settings where you’ll be able to work as a pharmacy technician once you graduate.

Hospitals

Help fill and deliver orders for patients to ensure medications are received as quickly as possible.

Retail Pharmacies

Serve customers while answering questions about prescriptions, waiting times, and refilling periods.

Clinics

Work in a collaborative environment where you provide in-depth medication management and patient follow-up.

Thrive in Today’s Job Market

From expert instruction to job placement guidance, FVI’s pharmacy technician program offers all you need to excel in the job market.

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A Program Designed Around You

Experience our student-first approach. At FVI, you’ll receive the tutoring and mentoring, and job placement assistance needed to thrive. Financial aid is available to those that qualify and you can take advantage of flexible class options.

You can achieve your career goals with FVI.

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Pharmacy Technician

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What to Expect in this Program

Learn more about what you’ll experience in FVI’s pharmacy technician program.

When you graduate, you will have mastered many skills, including the ability to:

  • Identify drugs by both generic and brand name.
  • Calculate the correct dosage and solution strength.
  • Perform techniques and procedures to compound and mix different drugs.
  • Define ethics and explain the laws that apply to the practice of pharmacy.
  • Perform functions that are connected to institutional and clinical distribution systems.
  • Provide exceptional customer service.

Across online and campus-based classes, you’ll learn from FVI’s experienced faculty to gain the knowledge and hands-on experience needed. You’ll also receive job placement support from a dedicated team to help you make the transition to your career as a pharmacy technician.

The program is designed to help you become licensed and certified to work as a pharmacy technician.

Yes, you need to register to work as a pharmacy technician in Florida. The first step to working as a pharmacy technician is to register with the Florida Board of Pharmacy. To register, you must attend and graduate from an accredited school.

FVI’s pharmacy technician program is accredited by COE and approved by CIE and the Florida Board of Pharmacy.

Once you have completed our approved accredited training program at FVI, you can become certified by taking a certification exam that is approved by the State Board of Pharmacy in Florida. You can only take this exam once you have completed your training courses at FVI. In order to prepare for the certification, FVI offers 40 hours of preparation to ensure you pass on the first attempt! 

There are two different certificating bodies for pharmacy technicians in the US: The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, which offers the PTCB CPhT exam, and the National Healthcare Association, which offers the ExCPT exam. Passing one of these exams allows the pharmacy technician to carry the status of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CphT)

Accreditations and Partnerships

FVI is licensed, and accredited, and has strong relationships with many quality institutions.

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The Skills You Need for Your Career

Our programs and facilities are specifically designed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the workforce quickly.

Drug Identification

Identify drugs by both generic and brand name.

Drug Calculations

Calculate the correct dosage and solution strength.

Compounding

Perform techniques to compound and mix different drugs.

Ethics and Laws

Define ethics and explain the laws that apply to the practice of pharmacy.

Drug Distribution

Perform functions that are connected to institutional and clinical distribution systems.

Insurance Processing

Process insurance claims, payments, and resolve insurance-related issues.

Learn more about our student experience

"My experience at FVI has been amazing. The learning environment is wonderful, the teachers are very helpful, and this is an all around amazing school."

Joel, Pharmacy Technician

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Hear What our Students are Saying

Don’t take our word for it – Hear from actual students on why they chose FVI to start their career as a pharmacy technician.

All nursing programs offered at FVI are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Professional Nursing NCLEX Code Miramar US70415200 Professional Nursing NCLEX Code Miami US70418900 FVI School of Nursing and Technology (FVI) is licensed by the State of Florida, Commission for Independent Education (CIE) Miami (main) campus License Number: 3441/ Miramar campus License Number: 6010 The Associate of Science programs at FVI School of Nursing and Technology, Miramar, Florida and Miami, Florida are accredited by the Accredited Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). FVI School of Nursing and Technology is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) ID# 312400 since November 03, 2010