Top Schools for Pharmacy Technicians

Read about the top schools for pharmacy technicians, who typically work under the supervision of pharmacists to provide patients with prescription medication and healthcare products. Learn about the formal training options at three colleges and universities, and find a list of other schools in the U.S. that offer programs in pharmacy technology.

School Information

Community colleges, technical schools and some universities offer certificate and 2-year degree programs that can help students prepare for a career as a pharmacy technician. The three schools discussed below include one community college and two 4-year schools that offer certificate or diploma programs in pharmacy technology. Students at the Atlanta Technical College can also earn an associate degree in the same area.

1. Miami Dade College in Miami, FL

School Highlight: The pharmacy program will prepare students for jobs as Pharmacy Technicians.

The MDC School of Health Sciences is located on a dedicated medical campus and offers a pharmacy technician certificate program. Students can complete the certificate program in 2-3 semesters, which includes off-campus clinical education. Before entering into the Pharmacy Technician Program students must finish the Test of Adult Basic Education, although its completion does not guarantee entrance into the program.

2. Madonna University in Livonia, MI

School Highlight: Noncredit registration for certificates can be offered at a discount rate.

Madonna University is a private 4-year university that U.S. News and World Report ranked #84 among regional universities in the Midwest for 2015. The university offers pre-professional programs that prepare students for careers in the health sector. One of those programs in Pre-Professional Pharmacy.

3. Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, GA

School Highlight: School offers a warranty of stipulations for graduates with diplomas, degrees, and technical certificates.

Atlanta Technical College offers an associate degree in Pharmacy Technology. Students also have the option of completing a Diploma in Pharmacy Technology that requires fewer humanities courses and can typically be completed in five academic quarters. In addition, the school also has a Pharmacist's Assistant certificate program.

Top Pharmacy Technician Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Central Arizona College Average student age is in the mid-30s Coolidge, AZ
Florida State College at Jacksonville Applied Technology Diploma Jacksonville, FL
Gulf Coast State College First public community college in Florida Panama City, FL
Robert Morris University Illinois Pharmacy technician program is available at both the Chicago and DuPage campuses Chicago, IL
University of Alaska at Anchorage Pharmacy Technology Certificate Anchorage, AK
Vincennes University Pharmacy Tech. Certificate, Pharmacy Technician, A.A.S. Vincennes, IN
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Pharmacy Technician Certificate Parkersburg, WV

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