Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Length of Course: 16-weeks
Days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Upcoming classes:
January 25, 2024 – May 16, 2024
July 9, 2024 – October 31, 2024

Program information: During this 16 week (two day per week) accelerated course, students will learn 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
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
  • Textbook – Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician 6th Edition
  • Workbook – Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principals and Practice
  • lab manual – Mosby’s Pharmacy Technician: Principals and Practice
  • Job placement assistance

Not included in tuition:

  • National examination – $129.00
  • Uniform – Grey lab coat required – price varies

REFUND POLICY – If you cancel before your class the following refund charge will apply:

20%                    8-14 business days before class starts
30%                    3-7 business days before class starts
50%                    2-3 business days before class starts
NO REFUND       1 business day before class and thereafter

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.