Acquire the knowledge and skills to work in a hospital or retail pharmacy and perform various tasks including working with customers, processing insurance, processing prescriptions, ordering, and managing inventories.
The Pharmacy Technician program provides you with the skills for working in a pharmacy environment and prepares you with the knowledge to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), and Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certifications. The courses in this program include Medical Office Procedures and Administration, Pharmacy Technician, Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology and the Microsoft Office Series I track with Word and Excel. See below for a description of the courses.
Becoming a Pharmacy Technician is ideal for the person with exceptional multi-tasking skills, who are proficient in math, and have an interest in customer service. The responsibilities of a person with these certifications involve direct patient contact, coordinating patient flow, scheduling for both patients and physicians, preparing and maintaining medical records, insurance verification and referrals, chart preparation and patient teaching. Additional responsibilities include assisting the pharmacist in completing prescription orders and refills, inventory, stock shelves, assemble prescription packets for nurses to give patients, answer phones, operate cash register, prepare insurance claim forms, maintain patient profiles and assisting customers.
MyCareerSkill offers graduates of the Pharmacy Technician program the opportunity to participate in a six week Externship at one of over 8000 Walgreens Pharmacy locations, as well as other participating CVS or local pharmacies. This will allow you to apply your knowledge in a real world setting.
CMAA | CPhT
- Access 24/7 to all online video content, course materials and other resources.
- Instructor-led video training for every course. Additional resources may also include courseware (text/workbooks), software demos, labs, quizzes, final exams, and more.
- Programs are self-paced with a recommended schedule provided in order to complete within the defined duration of 3-6 months, depending on the program. You have the ability to customize your schedule within the duration of the program to meet your personal needs.
- A “Welcome Package” includes your course schedules, logins, and access to online textbooks and workbooks. Depending on the program, you may also receive flashcards, study sheets, or other textbooks.
- Our online Learning Management System maintains your progress throughout the program, keeping you organized and on track.
- Individual online mentoring support is available Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
- All training content will be accessible for 12 months. This allows you time to prepare for your Certification Exam after completing your 3-6 month program.
- The cost to sit for each exam one time is covered in the price of the program.
CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant are essential to keeping healthcare offices running in an efficient and effective manner and often have direct contact with patients by greeting them, assisting them and setting the expectations for their visit. Becoming certified with the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credential indicates that you have the ability to work in a physician’s office, nursing home, hospital or clinic, performing routine tasks and helping to keep things running efficiently. The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) offers the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credential.
Tasks performed by a CMAA may include:
- Greet patients and help them fill out forms
- Answer calls, and schedule appointments
- Maintain patient files
- Update information related to the patients and the practice
- Handle operating reports such as time and attendance
- Use technology and computers to accomplish tasks
CPhT – Certified Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacies that are located in hospitals, doctors’ offices, drug stores and grocery stores are looking for Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT). The PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) offers the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE). Acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to pass the exam earns you the recognition as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and qualifies you for entry-level pharmacy technician jobs in these various settings.
Tasks performed by a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) may include:
- Receiving prescription requests from patients and doctors
- Accurately and appropriately measure medication amounts
- Package and apply prescription labels
- Establish and maintain patient profiles and records
- Process insurance claims
- Accept payment for prescriptions
- Manage inventory
Attainable Healthcare Positions
Pharmacy Technology Specialist
Pharmacy Discharge Carriers
Pharmacy Tech Trainer
Insurance Verification Tech
Prior Authorization Tech
Patient Services Representative
Patient Centered Care Coordinator
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Medical Office Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Front Desk Representative
Medical Administrative Executive Assistant