Lakewood University’s pharmacy technician program is accredited by ASHP/ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education). ASHP/ACPE recognizes pharmacy technician training programs that meet its quality and compliance standards through formal accreditation.
Lakewood University students will learn key concepts and skills through hands-on experience in the classroom and in real-world settings.
Topics covered include drug compounding, manufacturing and packaging operations, pharmaceutical terminology, patient interaction, pharmacy ethics and laws, inventory control, and other specialized lessons necessary to succeed as a healthcare professional.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be competitively positioned to begin a career in a wide range of community pharmacy settings.
Graduates will also be able to continue their education with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the credits earned in this program.
Our students stand out from other graduates thanks to our partnership with Walgreens and CVS/Pharmacy nationwide. At Lakewood University, Pharmacy Technician graduates will have the opportunity to complete a pharmacy technician externship and receive hands-on pharmacy technician training.*
*COVID-19 may affect some areas of the USA
Program Mission Statement
To offer an accredited, flexible and affordable program that supports learners. These students will develop critical skills through relevant instruction and experience to pursue a career as a pharmacy technician to improve health outcomes in the communities they serve.
TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS The following lists the minimum recommended hardware and software requirements a student will need to successfully access Lakewood College’s online academic programs: Audio: sound card and speakers or headphones for listening Internet connection: 56 Kbps for self-paced courses (caution: if video is present, it may be poor at this speed) Screen resolution: at least 800 x 600 Internet browser: IE 7 or greater, Firefox 2 or greater, browser set to accept cookies and to show the newest version of a page Media Player such Windows Media Player, Camtasia, or Vidster (all of which can be downloaded for free at the respective websites). Pop-up blocker must be disabled **For optimal results the following is recommended: Internet connection: Cable modem, DSL or better (required for high-quality video) Screen resolution: 1024 x 768
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. For more information regarding Ohio requirements for Pharmacy Technicians Click here https://www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/Licensing/PTech.aspx or Click here for contact information on all other state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.
Lakewood University provides everything you need for the Pharmacy Technician Program. You will receive:
Employment is expected to increase much faster than average, and job opportunities are expected to be excellent, especially for those with formal training or certification. The increased number of middle-aged and elderly people—who use more prescription drugs than younger people—will spur demand for pharmacy workers throughout the projection period. In addition, as scientific advances lead to new drugs, and as more people obtain prescription drug coverage, pharmacy workers will be needed in growing numbers.
The employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.
The median annual wage for pharmacy technicians was $33,950 in May 2019.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pharmacy Technicians, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacy-technicians.htm (visited August 08, 2020).
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Payment in full: $10,400.00
Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.
This is a 600 clock hour program with a tuition cost of $17.33 per clock hour (600 clock hours X $17.33 per clock hour = $10,400.00 in tuition).
Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs
Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs
Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term