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Pharmacy Technician

Our Pharmacy Technician School in Covington, Louisiana, can train students to help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medications. They are then able to work in retail pharmacies, hospitals, and other pharmacy-settings. If you want to attend pharmacy tech school in Covington or anywhere on the Northshore, we are able to offer pharamcy tech classes near you.

Pharmacy Technician Job Opportunities:

  • Retail pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacy labs

Nature of Pharmacy Technician Work:

Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists  dispense prescription medication. They work in retail pharmacies and hospitals.

Duties: Pharmacy technician typically do the following:

  • Take from customers or health professionals the information needed to fill a prescription
  • Count tablets and measure amounts of other medication for prescriptions
  • Compound or mix medications, such as preparing ointments
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
  • Do routine pharmacy tasks, such as answering phone calls from customers

What will you LEARN at Pharmacy Technician School?

  • How to take from customers or health professionals the information needed to fill a prescription
  • Count tablets and measure amounts of other medication for prescriptions
  • Compound or mix medications, such as preparing ointments
  • Package and label prescriptions
  • Accept payment for prescriptions and process insurance claims
  • Do routine pharmacy tasks, such as answering phone calls from customers
  • Proficiency with pharmacy software programs
  • Communication and technology skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Touch-typing skills
  • Anatomy and physiology

By attending pharmacy technician classes in Covington, you will learn to handle all of the day-to-day responsibilities of a pharmacy tech and get trained to start down the path to an exciting new career.

Pharmacy Tech Job Outlook:

Employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 32 percent from 2010-2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

*Information taken from the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2013-2014

Earnings:

The median annual wage of pharmacy technicians was $28,940 in May 2011. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,310, and the top 10 percent earned more than $41,880.

*Information taken from the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2013-2014

Delta College in Covington Advantages:

  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Externship
  • Quality Instructors
  • Affordable Tuition
  • 9 Month Day Classes
  • 4 day school week
  • Licensed by the LA Board of Regents
  • Financial Aid Available to those who qualify
  • TOPS Eligible

Pharmacy Technician Externship – 210 Hours:

  • Equivalent of approximately six 35-hour work weeks
  • Real world experience as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Can become a job reference on your resume

Achieve Pharmacy Technician Certifications:

  • Certification testing through PTCB-Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (ptcb.otg)

 


Pharmacy Technician Classes – Delta College in Covington, LA

Program Disclosures:

NOTE:  The Pharmacy Technician Program is new to Delta College, Covington Campus.  The first class began January 2016.  Data for Completions, Graduate Employment and Graduate Indebtedness will be available in the Summer of 2017.

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Major Occupations For Which Graduates Will Be Qualified:

O*NET Code Title of Occupation Title
29-2052 Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Tech School Costs:

ITEM FEE
Application Fee $100.00
Tuition through Graduation $14,400.
Books and Supplies $ included
TOTAL COST  $14,500.

All required textbooks, workbooks, software, lab supplies, two sets of uniforms, etc. needed to complete the program are included in tuition. Incidentals such as notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. are not included and must be provided by the student. For more information about tuition policies and additional charges see college catalog.