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Pharmacy Technician Program in Covington

If you’re interested in working in a pharmacy setting, you will love the pharmacy technician classes in Covington. After graduating and getting licensed, you’re qualified to work with pharmacists, dispense prescription medications, and contribute to the running of a pharmacy. You’re able to work in retail pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics. If you want to work in a pharmacy setting in Covington or anywhere else on the Northshore, take advantage of these pharmacy technician classes near you.

Approximate Completion Time Day Classes – 9 months

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If you are interested in becoming a practical nurse or in getting a diploma in Pharmacy Technology in Covington, Delta College would love to help you.

Pharmacy Technician Occupation Information

See each topic below for more information about the potential of being a Pharmacy Technician.


  • Job Opportunities
    • Retail pharmacies
    • Hospitals
    • Pharmacy labs
  • Nature of the 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.

  • 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

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

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

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