Lakewood University

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Program Highlights
  • 16 Week Program
  • Accredited
  • Instructor Assistance
  • Your Own Success Coach
  • Books Included in Tuition

The pharmacy technician training program, available through Lakewood University, provides the highest level of training as defined by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The ASHP/ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) recognizes pharmacy technician training programs that meet their quality and compliance standards through formal accreditation.

Lakewood University students will be instructed on how to function as an assistant to a licensed pharmacist including the standards of pharmacy ethics and law, microbiology, pharmaceutical and medical terminology, dosages, and both trade and generic names of drugs.

Experienced instructors will also direct students in performing essential functions related to drug procurement and inventory control, manufacturing and packaging operations, compounding procedures, and much more.

Upon successful completion of the training program, students will be prepared to work in entry-level positions in a community, retail, and/or hospital/health system’s pharmacy. These graduates will also be able to continue their education with an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the credit earned in this program.

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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 Outcomes
Program Outline
What You Receive
Career Outlook
Program Cost
Program Outcomes
  • Interpret physician orders and prescriptions for accuracy
  • Explain the role a pharmacy technician plays in the compounding of medications
  • Define medical and pharmaceutical terms and common abbreviations
  • Describe the role that the pharmacy technician plays in the pharmacy
  • Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Explain the differences between brand and generic medications
  • Recognize the role that the pharmacy plays in preventative services such as immunizations
  • Identify the individual state requirements for a pharmacy technician
  • Demonstrate the basic skills needed to effectively prepare for an interview
Program Outline

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

State requirements

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 or Click here for contact information on all other state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Lakewood University’s Pharmacy Technician Program is a candidate for ASHP/ACPE, which means it meets the high standards established by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

What You Receive

Lakewood University provides everything you need for the Pharmacy Technician Program. You will receive:

  • Comprehensive Pharmacy Technician textbooks & study guides
  • Career search & time management guides
  • Open-book, online exams
  • Instructor guidance and unlimited tutoring
  • Your own Student Success Coach!
  • Access to our online library!
  • Networking with Lakewood’s active student and alumni social community
Career Outlook

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.

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 (visited August 08, 2020).

Program Cost
Payment PlanTotal TuitionEnroll
Pay in full
Payment in full: $9,400.00
Tuition: $9,400.00

Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.

Administrative Fees (in addition to the tuition above)

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