Get the Skills to Become a Professional Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician Training in San Francisco CA
*** Please note: Our Pharmacy Technician Program is closed for enrollment and will reopen in January 2021 as we currently cater to the current employer demand for training more Medical Assistants to work in the Bay Area. If you’d like to be contacted about the Pharmacy Technician Program when it does reopen, please let us know here. If you’re interested in training to become a Medical Assistant and learning more about our 3-1 training program that includes medical assisting, phlebotomy, and EKG training, please schedule a phone appointment with us here. ***
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
The best way to see if Bay Area Medical Academy is right for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on our programs, class schedules, and financial aid options. Get more info now >>.
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).
Funding Your Education
At Bay Area Medical Academy we understand that choosing to finance your education is a big decision – but we’re here to help. Our financial assistance representatives can help you understand the best financing options available to you.
Financial assistance is designed to help students with their educational related payments. Don’t let the barrier of cost hold you back, come talk to one of our financial assistance representatives and we’ll assist you in any way that we can.
Schedule an Appointment with an Admissions Representative
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.
You can schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative by calling our main office on 415-217-0077 or by clicking on the button below.
Is a Rewarding Career as a Pharmacy Technician Right For You? Get More Info…
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* Program length when completed in normal time.
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