Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Length of Course: 8-weeks
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Upcoming 2022 classes:
March 29 – May 19
June 07 – July 28
August 16 – October 11
October 25 -December 20

Program information: During this 2-month (two day per week) course, students will learn basic anatomy, physiology, microbiology, prescription processing, medication uses and side effects, how to measure, dose and dispense medications, prepare IV solutions and compounds, perform drug conversions and calculations, pharmacy billing, and more! This program has been approved by the Board of Pharmacy and the State of Michigan. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate of training and are eligible to sit for the National Pharmacy Certification exam through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Upon successfully passing this exam, students will become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CphT)!

Career description: As a pharmacy technician you will receive medication orders from physicians and customers, process prescriptions according to the pharmacist’s specifications, count, pour, and mix pharmaceuticals (including IV’s and compounds), sterilize trays, scales and equipment, manage inventory, assist with insurance claims, and help customers with questions.

Places of employment: Pharmacy Technicians can be found working in hospitals, chain pharmacies, independent pharmacies, compound and specialty pharmacies, grocery stores, health insurance companies and government agencies.

Job Outlook: The U.S. Board of Labor Statistics states, “the population is aging, and older people typically use more prescription medicines than younger people. Higher rates of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, among all age groups also will lead to increased demand for prescription medications. Advances in pharmaceutical research will allow for more prescription medications to be used to fight diseases.

In addition, pharmacy technicians will be needed to take on a greater role in pharmacy operations because pharmacists are increasingly performing more patient care activities, such as giving flu shots. Technicians will need to perform tasks—such as collecting patient information, preparing more types of medications, and verifying the work of other technicians—that were previously done by pharmacists.”

Admission Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

  • English Fluency (verbal and written)

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds, bend at the waist, and reach overhead

Tuition: $2999.00
You may hold your spot in class with a $249.00 deposit. Payment plans available upon request. We also accept Michigan Works and other funding programs.

Tuition includes:

  • Registration fee
  • Lab fee
  • Criminal background check
  • MHA school patch
  • Job placement assistance

Not included in tuition:

  • National examination $129.00

  • *Textbook: Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician 6th Edition   $27.32 – currently on sale through Amazon,

  • Workbook and Lab Manual for Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principals and Practice $58.99

  • Uniform – White lab coat required

*Please purchase books prior to the first day of class.

Payment options: We accept Michigan Works, employer sponsorship and most funding programs. MHA also allows pre-arranged interest-free weekly payments. Please call Michigan Healthcare Academy (MHA) at (586) 738-6632 for additional information.

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