Pharmacy Technician Program

Occupational Objectives

Although there is no national training standard for Pharmacy Technicians, employers prefer hiring those with formal training, certification, or previous experience. That is why InterCoast has made it part of its mission: to promote a fully functioning pharmacy technician that exceeds expectations in the pharmaceutical industry.

The best Pharmacy Technicians work well with others under a direct line of authority (either in person, on the phone, or in written communications); they are detail-oriented and follow directions scrupulously using logic and reasoning skills; and adapt well to functioning in a highly organized and controlled environment. They are cooperative in a number of scenarios, and with sick or distraught individuals, yet maintain the necessary tactfulness and professionalism for the position.

InterCoast offers the Pharmacy Technician education you need to secure employment in entry-level positions. Upon obtaining registration in the State Board of Pharmacy, graduates of Pharmacy Technician Education may find work in both hospital and retail drug store pharmacies, nursing homes, and other care facilities, and will be fully qualified to offer services to the general public.

Post-education, possible job titles include:

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

  • IV Certified Pharmacy Technician

  • Pharmaceutical Care Associate

When can I expect to finish my Pharmacy Technician Program?

For over 35 years, InterCoast has been helping career-focused individuals obtain their degrees in high-quality, nationally-recognized and accredited programs, achieving their educational goals in the shortest time possible. In just 45 weeks or 900 hours, you can complete your education and be awarded your Pharmacy Technician diploma.


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InterCoast Colleges, a private institution, was granted institutional approval to operate by the BPPE, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8.. The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private Postsecondary educational institutions and does not imply endorsement or recommendation.

The central mission of InterCoast Colleges is to provide associates degrees and certificate programs for careers in allied health, business, and skilled trade industries and prepare students to meet employer expectations for entry level employment. InterCoast strives to support a culturally diverse learning environment for its students.


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