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Pharmacy Technician

Institute of Technology "Where Careers Begin"

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CREATING YOUR OWN REAL-WORLD SUCCESS

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40 Weeks to a New Career!

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!

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
WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY DEGREE?

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!

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“IOT had the program I wanted [MAA], in a convenient location. I loved the classes, teachers, and staff. It gave me more information to care for my disabled husband [through the MAA program] and I have been able to find employment that is flexible and rewarding.”

Why IOT?

We believe school should work for you, which is why our classes are:

  • Engaging
    Learn new skills and take control of your career through hands-on vocational training and real-world education that moves you forward.
  • Supportive
    We offer support with tutoring and instructors with many years of experience in the industry.
  • Convenient
    Fit school into your life with evening classes, accelerated programs, and hybrid learning that can be completed in as little as 9 months.
ADVANTAGES OF IOT
  • 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.

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 **https://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov

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.

CAREER SERVICES

Institute of Technology offers placement support and assistance to all graduates regardless of how long they have been out of school. If you are a recent graduate or graduated years ago, our Career Services Team is here to help you!

WHERE CAN I LEARN?

IOT offers this program at the following locations:

Redding, California
Modesto, California

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs,
and other important information, visit https://www.iot.edu/about-us/disclosures/.

What Program Graduates Say

  • “I can honestly say that my experience at IOT was one of the best experiences that I’ve had in my life. I enjoyed going to school, learning new things, and trying new recipes. All of our chefs were really supportive and well educated.”

    Jennifer E.

  • “Going to IOT was one of the best decisions of my life. I have always wanted to be a Chef since I was young … was privileged to get to do my externship at Erna’s Elderberry House where I was offered a job. After working there a few months I started receiving multiple job offers. I decided to accept the position as Head of Catering at Madera Community Hospital.”

    Lea N.

ACCREDITATIONS

WHY ACCREDITATION IS IMPORTANT

Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

 A reliable indicator of quality
 Approved program of study
 Qualified instructors