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Certificate in Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Training in Washington

Pharmacy technicians provide valuable support to licensed pharmacists. If you have been considering a career in healthcare, consider Charter College for pharmacy technician training.

Our Pharmacy Technician training program prepares students for employment as an entry-level assistant to a licensed pharmacist. Our program provides the fundamentals of pharmacy calculations, drug distribution systems, preparation of sterile dosage forms, customer service, pharmacy law and ethics, and pharmacy operations. Our program includes hands-on experience to prepare students for a career as a Pharmacy Technician.

Employment opportunities for graduates with their pharmacy technician certificate can include positions in hospitals, medical centers, skilled nursing facilities, private pharmacies, outpatient clinics, and pharmaceutical companies. 

Applicant must successfully pass a background check as administered by a third-party vendor of the College. All students must provide evidence (see Admissions Requirements – Institutional) of a high school diploma, transcript, a recognized equivalency certificate (e.g., GED), or have passed State-authorized examination recognized as the equivalent of a high school diploma (e.g., High School Equivalent Test (HiSET) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), or other State-authorized examination).

Washington students: To become employed and practice as a Pharmacy Technician, you must pass a national pharmacy technician certification examination administered by a program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and be licensed by the Washington Department of Health.


Program Highlights:

  • Training in pharmacy calculations, drug distribution systems, preparation of sterile dosage forms, and pharmacy operations
  • Customer service
  • Pharmacy law and ethics
  • 180-hour externship at a local pharmacy or clinic

Program Length:

10 months*

Begin on a path to a career as a Pharmacy Technician started sooner. Charter College offers a flexible year-round schedule. Classes enrolling now.

No High School Diploma? No Problem.

*Students must meet admissions requirements noted in the Catalog & Student Handbook.


Virtual Lab Tour: 

Take a self-guided, virtual tour of our Pharmacy Tech lab by clicking the play button below.

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