Are you interested in working in healthcare but unable to spend a lot of time or money toward earning a degree?
Perhaps you want to complete a training program and work in the medical field prior to, or while you are pursuing further education.
If you are interested in short-term training for an entry-level medical career, Manhattanville’s new Certified Pharmacy Technician program could be right for you. Most students can get certified for this healthcare profession in a few months. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 7% from 2018 to 2028.
The Pharmacy Technician Certificate at Manhattanville is a comprehensive, 80-hour program designed to prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and master the knowledge necessary to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. You will learn pharmacy operations, general medical conditions, and pharmaceutical dispensing. You will also have the option of applying for an externship with one of our pharmacy partners to gain firsthand experience of a pharmacy practice’s operations.
Pharmacy Technicians work in various pharmacy settings under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, with a focus on hospital and retail/community pharmacies. The duties of a certified pharmacy technician are varied but include assisting pharmacists with dispensing prescription drugs and other medical devices to patients and instructing on their use, inventory management, administrative reporting, medication compounding, and preparation of intravenous medications.
Program Director: Dr. Christopher Hanley, Clinical Associate Professor
Schedule: This course is designed as a 15-week (80-hour) online blended course offered once a week on Saturdays. At the conclusion of the course, a 21-hour optional externship is available for students.
Instructional Method: This course will be taught fully online using both live and flexible components with Zoom for live meetings and Blackboard (Bb) for lessons and assignments. This fully online course is divided between live online learning and independent web-based computer assignments. Each Saturday, students will meet live online with the professor from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Beyond the virtual class meeting, students are expected to log on to Blackboard to review course materials, submit assignments, and conduct communications on Blackboard.
Successful Completion will lead to:
Manhattanville Credential: Graduates will be awarded a Continuing Education Certificate/SNHS and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Graduates will be prepared and eligible to take the national certification exam through PTCB-Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
High school diploma or GED within six months of graduation
An email will then be sent with program information and a checklist of any additional requirements necessary to process the application.
Tuition - $2500
Required Textbook(s) – students are responsible for obtaining materials from www.ashp.org prior to the first class meeting.
Upon receiving a certificate of completion from Manhattanville, students will be eligible to sit for the PTCE. It is the students’ responsibility to schedule testing at their own leisure. Please refer to the PTCB candidate guidebook for full information on fees, test dates, and enrollment.
As a non-credit bearing certificate, the Certified Pharmacy Technician program is not eligible for financial aid. Participants may apply for private loans to assist with their educational expenses.
Requirements for Certification
Requirements for pharmacy technicians vary by State, but most, including New York, require both state licensure and certification from a nationally accredited pharmacy technician certification program (i.e., PTCB or NHA). Manhattanville CPhT graduates’ certification will take place through PTCB and is achieved by meeting specific eligibility requirements:
Graduating/Earning a Manhattanville CPhT Continuing Education Certificate