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Launch a Rewarding Career with Pharmacy Technician Skills

Start your career as a pharmacy tech and play a critical role in helping people access safe and effective medications.

Why Choose Germanna

The Germanna certificate program is approved by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and is designed to meet the requirements leading to certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a program graduate, you will be prepared and eligible to sit for the pharmacy technician certification exam. While most classes are offered on Saturdays for in-person instruction, coursework can be completed online, allowing you the flexibility to tackle assignments on your own time.

Career Options as a Certified Pharmacy Technician

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Pharmacy Technicians: Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.  

Salary Expectations

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What You’ll Learn

A pharmacy technician certificate from Germanna provides future certified pharmacy technicians with the skills to improve their job prospects in a challenging and rewarding industry. 

In-Demand Skills:

  • Medical terms
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy techniques and procedures
Course Highlights
HLT 143: Medical Terminology:
HLT 250: General Pharmacology
HLT 261: Basic Pharmacy I (with Lab) and II
Coordinated Internship

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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