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.
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
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’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).
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.
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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Library Fee – $100 per degree semester; $250 per vocational program term