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Pharmacy Technician

IOT FAST FACTS

  • Jobs projected to grow 20%, which is faster than average
  • PTCB exam fee included in tuition
  • Lab coat and supplies are included in the cost of the program
  • Various work schedules allow for flexibility
*Source: BLS.gov
**http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov

Do you aspire to serve on the front lines of pharmacy patient care? You can turn your aspirations into a career bridging the behind-the-scenes operations of a pharmacy with patient satisfaction through IOT’s pharmacy technician diploma program. IOT prepares you to serve pharmacists and patients in just a short time!

Believing in your real-world success

We believe in your success in the classroom and beyond, so we prepare you for the pharmacy work setting with hands-on training in these knowledge and skill areas:

  • Customer service
  • Ordering medications
  • Packaging medications
  • Pharmacy technology and law
  • Preparing medications
  • Stocking and receiving medications

In addition to real-world preparation in your specialty, IOT gives you these advantages:

  • Personal lab coat and supplies are included in program costs
  • Pharmacy Technician Certified Board exam fees included in tuition costs
  • Pharmacy Technician Registration Application and Requirement Package is provided during program

Students who successfully complete this program will receive a diploma.

What can I do?

You can pursue a variety of exciting roles in this fast-paced field, including:

  • Pharmacy Aid
  • Pharmacy Clerk
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician

Learn about the career outlook for a Pharmacy Technician!

If you’re ready to step into an exciting career meeting the pharmacy needs of an entire patient community, contact IOT today to request information about our accelerated programs.

Hours of Instruction/Program Length

This program is 860 hours and 47.5 quarter credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 40 weeks. An Independent Study component is included. See your admissions representative for available class times.

Where can I learn?

IOT offers pharmacy technician career training at this campus:

Campus offering our Pharmacy Technician program:

Program Cost: $17,440.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

Median Federal Loan Amount: $9,400.00
Median Private Loan Amount: $400.00
Median Institutional Loan Amount: $0.00

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 63%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 69%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015 are included in this calculation. 5.9% of the graduates, (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE On-time Completion Rate: 36%
BPPE Placement Rate: N/A
Placement Rate Methodology: Because of the change in the Bureau’s reporting regulations, which became effective on July 14, 2016, this institution was not required to collect the data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC Code Occupation
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides
+ Program Cost

Program Cost: $17,440.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

Median Federal Loan Amount: $9,400.00
Median Private Loan Amount: $400.00
Median Institutional Loan Amount: $0.00

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

+ Program Performance

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 63%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 69%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015 are included in this calculation. 5.9% of the graduates, (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE On-time Completion Rate: 36%
BPPE Placement Rate: N/A
Placement Rate Methodology: Because of the change in the Bureau’s reporting regulations, which became effective on July 14, 2016, this institution was not required to collect the data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

+ Occupational Outcomes

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC Code Occupation
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides