Pharmacy Technician

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What They Do

  • Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists in providing medication and other healthcare products to patients
  • Technicians perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication, such as counting tablets, labeling bottles and preparing IV's and drug compounds
  • Technicians also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, inventory replenishment, order management and insurance billing
  • Pharmacy Technicians work in retail pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, grocery stores, department stores and mass retailers
  • Pharmacy Technicians work with patients, co-workers and healthcare professionals and require strong customer service and communication skills

What Barton Offers

  • Completion Certificate (29 credit hours)
  • Designed to be completed in two semesters including an internship within a Pharmacy
  • Prepares the student for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT) national certification exams

PTCB recognized programWhy Barton’s Pharmacy Technician Program?


  • This program is offered in a 100% online format
  • Internship will be completed by student at an approved pharmacy site
  • Financial aid available for all programs for eligible students
  • Online - no driving or set course times
  • Completion in two semesters for quick transition to the workforce
  • Enroll for BARTonline courses
  • Student support includes an online orientation and counseling

Occupational Outlook and Earnings

  • Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations  
  • Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services
  • Median hourly wage for pharmacy technicians was $15.26 in May 2017

Source:  Occupational Outlook Handbook

Hands-On Experience with Technology from the Industry

By partnering with PioneerRx Pharmacy Software, our program allows students to learn in a real-world environment using the most installed software for independent pharmacies. Students enhance their clinical and functional skills by training in a pharmacy system that is innovative, robust, and feature-rich. Read what current pharmacy leaders are saying about PioneerRx at Pharmacy Software Reviews." 

Curriculum Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

2018-2020 Pharmacy Technician - 29 hours (certificate guide)
2018-2020 Pharmacy Technician - 29 hours (semester guide)

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

2020-2022 Pharmacy Technician - 29 hours (certificate guide)