$2,995 or Less

$2,495 or Less

Richmond, CA Pharmacy Technician Program

Gain the skills to maintain and operate a pharmacy in just 9 weeks and begin an exciting career as a pharmacy technician.

Gain the skills to maintain and operate a pharmacy in just 9 weeks and begin an exciting career as a pharmacy technician. This is a partner school’s program administered by CALRegional.

9-12 Weeks

Program Length

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Certification

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$2,495 or Less

Graduate Debt Free

What is a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist and are responsible for various tasks, including filling prescriptions, maintaining patient records, processing insurance claims, and more. Hospitals, retail drug stores, and clinics are common places a pharmacy technician may work. As the field expands, unique opportunities arise for work in closed-door infusion pharmacies, nuclear pharmacies, and IT.

With over 5,000 jobs in California available, now is the time to become a pharmacy technician. California pharmacy technicians have an average salary of $52,090.

Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist and are responsible for various tasks, including filling prescriptions, maintaining patient records, processing insurance claims, and more. Hospitals, retail drug stores, and clinics are common places a pharmacy technician may work. As the field expands, unique opportunities arise for work in closed-door infusion pharmacies, nuclear pharmacies, and IT.

With over 3,500 jobs in Texas available, now is the time to become a pharmacy technician. Texas pharmacy technicians have an average salary of $40,620.

Why California Chooses CALRegional

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Fastest Certification in California

Beware of phlebotomy training sites promoting fast-paced programs, as that doesn't always mean you'll get certified and licensed quickly. At CALRegional, our students are certified and eligible to apply for licensure in as little as 3 weeks.

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Immediate Externship Placement

While most phlebotomy programs can take up to 90 days to place you in an externship, our students are placed immediately. Don't let delays hinder your career progression - CALRegional fast-tracks your transition into the workforce.

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91% Certification Passing Rate

Unlike others, CALRegional is transparent about passing rates. Our phlebotomy students not only pass the class but get certified as well. With an impressive 91% passing rate, CALRegional phlebotomy students outperform the industry average.

A Better Approach to Pharmacy Technician Training

Unlike our competitors, our Pharmacy Technician Program covers all aspects of pharmacy: retail, hospital, closed door, and sterile compounding. Become certified as an entry-level pharmacy technician in as little as 9 weeks for $2,995 or less. Easy payment plans are available. No previous medical experience is required.

Unlike our competitors, our Pharmacy Technician Program covers all aspects of pharmacy: retail, hospital, closed-door, and sterile compounding. Become certified as an entry-level pharmacy technician in as little as 9 weeks for $2,495 or less. Easy payment plans are available. No previous medical experience is required.

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The pharmacy technician course is a hybrid program consisting of 50% online and instructor-led lectures and 50% labs. Our Pharmacy Technician Program satisfies all training guidelines established by the California State Board of Pharmacy and is authorized to run through our adult school and community college partnerships.

Upon graduation, students will be prepared to take and pass the national exam for Pharmacy Technician Certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Students can then apply for state licensure in California. CALRegional students have a 90% national exam passing rate, over 26% more than our competitors.

If you are a detail-oriented person who works well with data and prefer to work directly with patients, the Pharmacy Technician Program may be right for you. This program is also a great choice for students who want to keep their professional options open. You can learn more about the exciting career opportunities for pharmacy technicians here.

The pharmacy technician course is a hybrid program consisting of 50% online and instructor-led lectures and 50% labs. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to take and pass the national exam for Pharmacy Technician Certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). CALRegional students have a 90% national exam passing rate, over 26% more than our competitors.

If you are a detail-oriented person who works well with data and prefer to work directly with patients, the Pharmacy Technician Program may be right for you. This program is also a great choice for students who want to keep their professional options open. You can learn more about the exciting career opportunities for pharmacy technicians here.

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Our Pharmacy Technician Training Includes:

  • 182 Hours of classroom instruction & hands-on training
  • Guaranteed 120-hour externship
  • CPR certification
  • National exam
  • 182 Hours of classroom instruction & hands-on training
  • Guaranteed 120-hour externship
  • CPR certification
  • National exam
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Skills You Will Learn

Hands-on skills like compounding and preparing IVs using the aseptic technique.
Receive, identify, and fill prescriptions with prepared labels.
Understand drug classifications and interactions.
Establishing and maintaining patient records.
Managing billing, insurance, and inventory.
Dosage calculations and medical math.

Pharmacy Externship & Certification

Externship

The Pharmacy Technician Program includes placement into an externship at the end of the course. A clinical externship is recommended to obtain licensure in California as the experience helps our students get their foot in the door faster because they are job-ready.

Externship

The Pharmacy Technician Program includes placement into an externship at the end of the course. While a clinical externship is not required to obtain certification, the experience helps our students get their foot in the door faster because they are job-ready.

Certification

Tuition at CALRegional includes the pharmacy technician certification exam through the NHA. Once students successfully pass the pharmacy technician class and externship and receive a certificate of completion, students are ready to take the national certification exam. Students who pass the exam may apply for state licensure through the California State Board of Pharmacy.

Certification

Tuition at CALRegional includes the pharmacy technician certification exam through the PTCB. Once students successfully pass the pharmacy technician class and externship and receive a certificate of completion, students are ready to take the national certification exam. Students who pass the exam may apply for state licensure through the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP).

Upcoming Classes

CALRegional offers day, evening and weekend classes. View full program schedules on the Enroll page.

Speak with an Admissions Specialist

Are you ready to fast-track your career in healthcare? Call our team today for more information on our healthcare training programs or to enroll over the phone.

1 (800) 927-5159