Penn Foster High School

High School Diploma: Pharmacy Technician Pathway

Aspiring pharmacy technicians who wish to begin their career training while earning their high school diploma may want to consider the High School Diploma with a career pathway in Pharmacy Technician Program offered at Penn Foster High School. Discover more about this online diploma program here.

Official Program Name:

High School Diploma with a career pathway in Pharmacy Technician

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster High School

Program Level:

High School Diploma

Program Description:

The curriculum of Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma with a career pathway in Pharmacy Technician Program is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn about fundamental pharmacy practices and the responsibilities of a pharmacy technician. Students will complete 17 general education instructional sets that cover general math, reading, English, and science topics before completing the five pharmacy technician sets. These electives focus on topics like prescriptions, drug labels, pharmacy math, medication dispensing, medical terminology, and dosage rules. The electives may also transfer into Penn Foster's Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma program.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster High School (dependent upon program):

In addition to instructional support, Penn Foster High School provides students in the High School Diploma with a Pharmacy Technician Career Pathway Program with books, lessons, and study guides.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% interest, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a High School Diploma with a Career Pathway in Pharmacy Technician Program:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster High School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Orientation
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Human Relations
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Reading Skills
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Basic English
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Practical English
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Written Communication
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Literature
  • Instruction Set 8
    • General Math
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Consumer Math
  • Instruction Set 10
    • General Math 2
  • Instruction Set 11
    • Earth Science
  • Instruction Set 12
    • Biology
  • Instruction Set 13
    • Physical Science
  • Instruction Set 14
    • American History
  • Instruction Set 15
    • Civics
  • Instruction Set 16
    • World Geography
  • Instruction Set 17
    • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Electives for the High School Diploma with a Pharmacy Technician Concentration
    • Pharmacy Technician 1
    • Pharmacy Technician 2
    • Pharmacy Technician 3
    • Pharmacy Technician 4
    • Pharmacy Technician 5

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Upon completion of the High School Diploma with a career pathway in Pharmacy Technician Program, graduates could further develop their skills by continuing their studies in a postsecondary pharmacy technician program. Depending on the state, postsecondary training could be required to earn licensure or certification. Students may be interested in programs such as:

  • Pharmacy Technician Career Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technician
  • Associate of Science in Pharmacy Technology

* If you are planning to continue your education with another school after you complete coursework with Penn Foster High School, you should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.

Career Paths:

The Pharmacy Technician career pathway option for Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma is designed to prepare students to begin their paths towards careers as pharmacy technicians. While some positions may require some postsecondary education, other positions may be available to high school graduates. Pharmacy technician positions may be found within stand-alone pharmacies, as well as in pharmacies within drug stores, grocery stores, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.

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