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“This school offers a lot more then a lot of the schools that I looked into or heard about. There is a lot of hands-on training. I actually looked forward to going to school every day. I’d recommend Northwest to anyone. It’s a great school and I love all the staff!”
Alyssia Hebert – Northwest Career College Graduate
Pharmacy Technician School in Las Vegas
Our Pharmacy Technician courses combine online learning with hands-on training. Your Pharmacy Technician classes prepare you to graduate with a diploma which qualifies you to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician.
We believe in offering our students the best Pharmacy Tech career opportunities possible, which is why our Pharmacy Technician programs offer exceptional preparatory classes to help you earn your national Pharmacy Tech certification.
Why Pharmacy Tech at Northwest Career College?
Graduate in as little as 9 months
Northwest’s schedule allows you to attend Pharmacy Tech training, care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify
Hands-on instruction in all facets of Pharmacy Tech
You will work with established, seasoned instructors to learn every aspect of being a pharmacy technician.
Students are our priority
Northwest’s student-centered philosophy means that you come first in our Pharmacy Tech School in Las Vegas.
Northwest has exceptional ExCPT Certification Preparatory classes
Becoming a nationally certified pharmacy technician CPhT enhances your ability to find employment and demonstrates your competency in the profession; we know how to get you there with Northwest’s Pharmacy Technician Program.
Flexible Pharmacy Tech class schedules that fit your life
Northwest offers a blended program including online and on-campus classes with weekly workshops and whiteboard classes on campus to accommodate your work and family schedule.
Work on your own laptop for exceptional training
Each student is provided a laptop for easy internet and online class access.
Committed career services team on campus
Northwest’s Career Services team works with you to help you find the best Pharmacy Tech employment opportunity in Las Vegas that fits your needs.
Why Pharmacy Tech?
As a Pharm Tech, most importantly you are working with a team of healthcare professionals to help patients achieve a positive medical experience. The high degree of interaction between Pharm Techs and patients results in a great deal of personal satisfaction in helping people in need.
High Demand Career
Employment for Pharm Techs is expected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than average for all
occupations according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Great Life
On average, a Pharmacy Tech graduate earns $38,150 a year according to the United States Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Putting Superior Training First
The Pharmacy Technician Las Vegas Program at Northwest Career College prepares students to work in any type of healthcare facility that distributes or prepares prescriptions. Our superior online program, combined with exceptional hands on training on campus provides students the skills to work immediately upon graduation. There's never a dull moment in the Pharmacy Technician Program.
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Pharmacy Technician (US DOE CIP CODE: 51.0805)
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More Information about the Profession
For more information about the Pharmacy Technician profession (SOC 29-2052.00)
Click Here to review the Summary Report for Pharmacy Technicians at O*Net Online
Our pharmacy program partners with PioneerRx, the top pharmacy management system in the industry. PioneerRx enhances our curriculum with a hands-on approach to learning that simulates the functions and workflow of today’s most innovative pharmacies. For more information, visit https://www.pioneerrx.com. See how PioneerRx compares to other pharmacy software vendors at http://www.pharmacysoftwarereviews.com.
Pharmacy Technician FAQ
Q. Do I need any qualifications or experience to become a Pharmacy Technician?
Yes, to become a pharmacy technician requires the successful completion of an ASHP-approved pharmacy technician school or training program. An alternative is the completion of at least 1,500 hours of training and experience as a registered pharmacy technician-in-training who is employed in a Nevada licensed pharmacy, under the supervision of a managing pharmacist.
Q. What do Pharmacy Technicians do?
- Receive, document, and prepare prescriptions for patients in the community and institutional pharmacy settings.
- Use technology to help maintain accurate patient records, prepare and package medications, and place orders.
- Screen prescription orders for accuracy and completeness
- Prepare prescriptions - retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and compound medications
- Use extemporaneous and sterile compounding procedures to prepare medications for patients, including creams, ointments, capsules, and chemotherapy drugs.
- Maintain pharmacy safety by adhering to infection-control procedures, policies, and regulations following USP 797 and USP 800 policy standards.
- Complete patient paperwork and insurance processing related to the filling of prescriptions
- Perform calculations related to the filling of prescriptions.
- Provide excellent customer service to patients and their families.
- Maintain customer information and documentation according to HIPAA privacy guidelines.
- Act as an advocate for patients by performing medication reconciliation and acting as a liaison with other healthcare professionals.
- Maintain inventory of medications in the pharmacy.
Q. What are the requirements to become a Pharmacy Technician?
The Nevada State Board of Pharmacy requires all applicants to have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Pharmacy Technicians are required to have a Nevada State Board of Pharmacy License, which must be renewed every two years.
Q. How much does a Pharmacy Technician make?
An entry-level Pharmacy Technician typically makes between $26,000 and $36,000 per year, while the average salary for a Pharmacy Technician in Nevada is around $38,000 per year.
Q. Is there any difference between online and on-campus Pharmacy Technician programs?
On-campus or blended programs allow students to perform the operations of a pharmacy technician in a hands-on environment. This allow students to practice and perfect the skills needed to fill and compound medications properly for use in a community or institutional pharmacy setting.
On-campus or blended programs also allow students to interact with their instructors and build better connections with other Pharmacy Technicians and students for their future careers.