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The Pharmacy Technician program is a certificate program that can be taken for credit or through Continuing Education. Financial aid is available for qualified credit students. Limited financial aid may be available for CE students.
As a pharm tech student, you will gain the theoretical and clinical experience to prepare you for job opportunities in retail, hospital and institutional facilities. In the classroom you will learn the most common drugs, their classifications and uses, dosage calculations, safety and drug regulations. In the skills lab, you will learn compounding, measuring, mixing and dispensing medications, entering prescriptions into the computer, and printing labels for medications. You will be assigned to a local pharmacy to complete 180 hours of internship where you will get hands-on training and practice under the supervision of the pharmacist.
The program and final exam have been approved by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy. Successful completion of the program allows graduates to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician, which is a requirement for all techs working in Maryland.
The Pharmacy Technician Program at ACM is designated as a Health Manpower Shortage Program by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
The Pharmacy Technician Program and final exam are approved by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy. It is also a Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Recognized Education/Training Program.
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Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of a Pharmacy Technician.