Professional Pharmacy Technician Training in Fairfax
GIT Services is a Richmond, Virginia and Fairfax, Virginia based Professional Training Institute offering Professional Pharmacy Technician Training Courses. If you are looking for an institute that properly trains you to become a Pharmacy Technician, then you are in the right place. The Pharmacy Technician training program is designed to provide the required knowledge and skills for the individual to dispense medications to patients. The training provides understanding of prevailing regulations and formulations. Participants will learn the required knowledge to pass the certification exam. After completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the Virginia State or Federal Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Pharmacy Technician certification makes individuals eligible to work at any pharmacy.
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Pharmacy Technician Training - Instructor(s) Details
Mary Anna Marshall, CPhT
- 25 Years of Experience as a Pharmacy Technician
- 10 Years of Experience as a Pharmacy Technician Trainer
Mary Anna has been a dedicated Pharmacy Technician for over twenty-five years. Having experience in all pharmacy settings, Mary Anna has developed a thorough knowledge of her work that is respected throughout the industry. She has received numerous industry awards and has been published in several industry publications. Find more Pharmacy Technician Information bellow.
Program Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible to enroll in Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program, individuals:
- Must be 18 years of age, or older
- Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
- Cannot have been convicted of or plead guilty to a felony offense
Online Live Class technical Requirements:
Computer/Laptop Minimum Requirement:
- High speed internet (About 2 Mbps Download/1 Mbps Upload)
- Intel P4 or higher processor
- 1 GB or higher RAM
- 10-GB Drive
- Windows XP or higher (Mac OS 9 or higher)
- Internet Explorer 8 or higher (Safari 6 or higher)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download)
- Microsoft Word or equivalent word processor
Why Choose Global Institute of Technology for Pharmacy Technician Training?
GIT Services is a certified school and a leader in Pharmacy Technician training and certification program. We offer a comprehensive and cost-efficient training program with the flexibility of online instructor-led training. The online instructor-led training avoids traveling and allows you to learn from your home or work. Our program costs thousands less when compared to other online programs and career colleges.
Pharmacy Technician State/National Certification:
The training provides understanding of prevailing regulations and formulations for state and national exams. The student gets the required knowledge to appear for Virginia Board of Pharmacy Exam and/or Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE) from Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). The Global Institute of Technology Services mission is to provide professional skills and certifications for individuals in the emerging job market. The Pharmacy technician field is one of the fastest growing job markets. Many grocery stores now fill prescriptions and need many Pharmacy Technicians. The individuals can also work with hospitals and commercial pharmacies.
Requirements to practice as a pharmacy technician are established and regulated in each state by the State Board of Pharmacy. If you are not from Virginia, GIT Services requires prospective students to review regulations to practice as a pharmacy technician in their specific state prior to enrolling in our instructor-led live training program.
Global Institute of Technology (GIT) Services Pharmacy Technician Training Program is designed to fully prepare students to sit for a national certification exam upon successful completion of the program. However GIT does not make any warranties or claims regarding individual score on such exams.
For more information on national certification, visit:
PTCB - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board www.ptcb.org
Market Employment Demand:
Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies, including those found in grocery, drug stores and hospitals. Most of the employees work full time and some work part time. Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010 median pay is $28,400. The employment growth has an expected increase of 32% (much faster than the average 10%) from 2010 to 2020. Rapid growth is expected for the pharmacy technician field. Just to recap the growth, the number of pharmacy technicians tripled between 1996 and 2010, according to a report by The Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Summary:
Quick Facts: Pharmacy Technicians
|2012 Median Pay||$29,300 per year $14.10 per hour|
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2013||339.530|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||20% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||70,700|
- Virginia Board of Pharmacy: Pharmacy Technician News Includes information on the Virginia Pharmacy Technician Examination, and the applications, instructions, and registration of pharmacy technicians.
- PTCB - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
Pharmacy Technician Training – Course Curriculum
Course Number: GIT-Pharmacy-01
Title: Pharmacy Technician Training
|Topic 1||Introduction to Pharmacy|
|Topic 2||Understanding the laws that govern pharmacy|
|Topic 3||Pharmacy and Medical terminology|
|Topic 4||HIPAA Controls and Compliance|
|Topic 5||Entry of Physician Orders, Prescriptions and Drug History|
|Topic 6||Packaging and dispensing of medications with labels and Patient Information|
|Topic 7||Pharmaceutical math and calculations|
|Topic 8||Stocking or loading of automated dispensing devices or other devices used in the dispensing process|
|Topic 9||The acceptance of refill authorization from a prescriber or his/her authorized agent provided there is no change to the original prescription.|
|Topic 10||Pharmacology of medication with respect to affected anatomy|
|Topic 11||Communication with patients and medical professionals|
|Topic 12||Process insurance billing/coding and authorize refills|
|Topic 13||Removal of drug to be dispensed from Inventory|
|Topic 14||Best Practices, Requirements, and Documentation|
|Topic 15||Pharmacy technician sample Questions and Answers review|
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