Get the Skills to Become a Professional Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician Training in San Francisco CA
With BAMA’s Pharmacy Technician Program you’ll get exceptional training, which will prepare you for entry-level positions in retail and hospital pharmacies. You’ll also be prepared to take the national certification offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
Pharmacy Technician duties include:
- Taking orders from customers or health professionals
- Preparing medications, such as counting tablets, measuring amounts or compounding and mixing ointments
- Stocking, packaging and labeling medications
- Accepting payments
- Processing insurance
- Assisting pharmacists dispense prescription medication to patients and consumers
Pharmacy technicians working in hospitals and other medical facilities prepare an even greater variety of medications, such as intravenous medications. They may also make rounds in the hospital, giving medications to patients.
Becoming a Confident Pharmacy Technician
During the Pharmacy Technician Program, you’ll get 600 hours* of lecture and hands-on classroom instruction, as well as 240 hours* on-the-job clinical externship to prepare you for your new career.
Topics covered during the Pharmacy Technician Program include:
- Pharmacy calculations
- Pharmaceutical and medical terminology
- Abbreviations and symbols used in prescribing
- Dispensing and documenting medications
- Standards, ethics and laws as they pertain to pharmacy practice and the duties of pharmacy technicians
- and more
BAMA Has Strong Employer Partnerships
A great testament to our success and quality of teaching is the large number of students who get hired at leading Bay Area medical facilities. After completion of the course and upon licensure, students will be eligible for positions in the following settings:
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living facilities
- Retail pharmacies
- Mail-order or internet pharmacies
- Infusion pharmacies
- and more
Externships With Industry Leaders
BAMA is proud to partner with companies like Walgreens and CVS to provide students with a 240-hour, on-the-job clinical pharmacy technician externship. In addition to being a resume booster, this placement also provides you with first-hand experience, so you’ll graduate with confidence in your skills and abilities.
Prepare for Certification
Students completing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Program gain the skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level positions in retail and hospital pharmacies and are prepared sit for the National Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
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Funding Your Education
At Bay Area Medical Academy we understand that choosing to finance your education is a big decision – but you don’t have to take it on alone. Our Financial Aid advisors are here to help you understand the best financing options available to you.
Financial Aid can be made up of federal grants and loans and is designed to help students with their educational related payments and cost-of-living. Every student, family and Financial Aid package is different. Don’t let the barrier of cost hold you back, come talk to one of our Financial Aid Advisors and we’ll assist you in any way that we can.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
How to Enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Program
Bay Area Medical Academy accepts candidates into the Pharmacy Technician Program based on an admissions procedure which includes an initial interview with one of our Admissions Representatives and a final interview with an instructor.
To enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Program or for more information, please schedule an appointment with an enrollment counselor by calling our main office at 415-217-0077 or click on the button below to schedule an appointment.
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* Program length when completed in normal time.