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Pharmacy Technician School
In Las Vegas

As one of the premier Pharmacy Technician Schools in Nevada, you will learn how to become a Pharmacy Technician by training in Las Vegas under nationally certified instructors as you work towards an exciting career in healthcare.

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.

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Quick Facts

$37,190

The median annual wage

16%

Job Outlook Much Faster Than Average

700,000+

Graduates Got employed every year

$18/hr

Typically make In medical assistant

19%

Employment Is Expected To Grow

$34,000+

a graduate earns in a year

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"This program gave me confidence."
"This program gave me confidence. Basically, I feel that, compared to how I was when I started to now I can say that I believe in myself more. The faculty and administrators on the campus really gave me that push that convinced me I could do it."

Nailah Marroquin Johnson

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Why Pharmacy Tech At
Northwest Career College?

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

    Programmatically Accredited by ASHP

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    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

    Financial aid is available to those who qualify

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    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.

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    Students are our priority

    Northwest’s student-centered philosophy means that you come first in our Pharmacy Tech School in Las Vegas.

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    Northwest has exceptional CPhT 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.

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    Flexible Pharmacy Tech class schedules that fit your life

    Northwest offers a blended program including online, on-campus, and weekend classes with weekly workshops and whiteboard classes on campus to accommodate your work and family schedule.

  • Own laptop

    Work on your own laptop for exceptional training

    Each student is provided a laptop for easy internet and online class access.

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    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.

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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.

Some Of What You Learn

  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Mathematics for Pharm Techs
  • Introduction to Sterile Products
  • Introduction to Compounding
  • Body Systems and Pharmaceuticals I
  • Body Systems and Pharmaceuticals II
  • Pharmacy Administrative Management
  • Retail and Institutional Pharmacy Externship
Learn Pharmacy Technician

Tuition Information

Cost per Term (1-2) $7,749.50

More Information about the Profession

Pharmacy Technician Course Details

COURSE OUTLINE

  • PHT101 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • PHT106 Institutional Pharmacy II
  • PHT102 Community Pharmacy I
  • PHT107 Advanced Pharmacy
  • PHT103 Community Pharmacy II
  • PHT111 Microsoft Office for Pharmacy Technicians
  • PHT104 Pharmaceutical Compounding
  • PHT201 Pharmacy Technician Externship
  • PHT105 Institutional Pharmacy I

Why Pharmacy Tech?

Why Pharmacy Technician

What Will I Do?

As a Pharmacy Technician, 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 Pharmacy Technicians and patients results in a great deal of personal satisfaction in helping people in need.
Pharmacy Tech Career

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.

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Pharmacy Tech Graduate

A Great Life

A Pharmacy Technician graduate with two or more years of experience can expect an ~ $18 - $23 hourly wage according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and NCC Graduate Data.

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Pharmacy Technician FAQ

Q. Do I need a diploma 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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.