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Online pharmacy technician training course

Miami’s St. Thomas University is now offering an online pharmacy technician training course designed to prepare students for entry into this rapidly growing occupational field. Labor statistics point to the pharmacy sector outpacing other professions, with a 31% employment increase between 2008 and 2018, and annual salaries as high as $40,710.

Designed for completion in 14 weeks, the course is taught via

  • Course materials accessible electronically
  • Printed textbook
  • Online textbook facilitated by an instructor using online collaborative software

Successful passage of the course results in the issuing of a certificate of course completion which meets the requirement for registration for practice in the State of Florida by the Florida Board of Pharmacy. Those interested in moving up to the next level or practicing outside Florida will also be prepared to take one of the national certification exams: the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam (PTCB) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).

The Course

The broad-industry approach includes a study of the major human body systems and the drugs used to treat their diseases or abnormalities of these symptoms, the practices of community and hospital pharmacy, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, non-sterile and sterile compounding as well as additional related subjects. Your technical requirements are as follows:

  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 / Mac OS 10.5 (leopard) or greater
  • For best results, Firefox 3 x (or higher) or Internet Explorer 8 x (or higher). For Macs, use Mozilla Firefox 3 x (or higher)
  • Free Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Word or Free Word Viewer
  • Free Microsoft Silverlight Browser Plug-in


How You Benefit

  • Easy, flexible access in the comfort of your home or office
  • Offered in English or Spanish
  • Broad-based course content
  • Simple to complete pre-requisites
  • 14-20 weeks’ program completion
  • Affordable: $2,900 tuition cost; major credit cards accepted
  • Able to apply to St. Thomas University's nursing program with full scholarships if eligible 


Register Now:

You just need to show proof of your high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) to get started. Completion of Drug Screening Test and Criminal Background Check is required and it is your financial responsibility. Results must be reported prior to beginning the course (no felony or misdemeanor convictions). There are no entrance exams so registration becomes as easy as 1-2-3.


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For further information
call The Admissions Office at 305–628-6546