Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician Training offers the quality education needed to secure a rewarding job in this respected field. Our Pharmacy Technician training online education program includes a working knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmacy calculations, pharmacology, body systems and disorders, ethics, and professionalism. Through Blackstone Career Institute’s renowned online certificate programs, you will obtain the training and skills needed to secure a competitive Pharmacy Technician salary in today’s competitive job force.

Job Outlook

Pharmacy technician jobs remain in demand! Across the nation, the increased age of the general population and the continued introduction of new medications makes it an ideal time to become a trained pharmacy technician. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of pharmacy technicians employed in the United States is expected to grow up to 12% by 2026.

Working as a pharmacy technician you can earn an attractive salary. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook the middle 50 percent of pharmacy technicians earning up to $30,920. The top 10% of pharmacy technicians earned more than $45,710. As with many careers, the earning potential of those in the pharmacy technician career varies depending on factors such as experience, skills, and geographic location. Working for a general medical or surgical hospital results in higher average earnings.

Become Certified

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s Pharmacy Technician Training online course are qualified to sit for the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

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Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

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No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

pharmacy technician book

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

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Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Blackstone Pharmacy Technician Program Study Guides

These six online study guides will lead you through The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, outlining all of the important points which are reinforced with self-check exercises.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the six study guides accompanying The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, you will receive online access to twelve more exclusive Blackstone study units that will introduce you to important topics that will make your pharmacy technician program training complete and help prepare you for work in the field.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $356

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free. Take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Payment Plan (TAPP) to earn your Pharmacy Technician Certificate. Save up to $356 today!

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Curriculum for Blackstone’s Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

If you want to become a pharmacy technician working in a rewarding, respected profession, Blackstone Career Institute’s accredited pharmacy technician training program can help you achieve your goals. Earning your pharmacy technician certificate can provide a career advantage as well as help you obtain professional certification.

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Program Goals & Objectives

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Pharmacy Technician.

  • Describe the duties of a pharmacy technician.
  • Identify the correct way to interact with customers and patients face-to face and over the telephone, while protecting patient confidentiality.
  • Explain the various laws and ethical standards that affect the pharmacy technician occupation.
  • Describe the process for inventory management and insurance billing.
  • Perform relevant pharmacy calculations, including dosage calculations and measurement conversions.

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Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study
  • Chapter 4: Keyboarding

Unit 2 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 3 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 7: The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit 5 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 6 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit 8 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit 9 - Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice

  • Chapter 1: History of Pharmacy Practice
  • Chapter 2: The Professional Pharmacy Technician
  • Chapter 3: Communication and Customer Care
  • Chapter 4: Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Chapter 5: Terminology and Abbreviations

Unit 10 - Community and Institutional Pharmacy

  • Chapter 6: Dosage Formulations and Routes of Administration
  • Chapter 7: Referencing and Drug Information Resources
  • Chapter 8: Retail Pharmacy
  • Chapter 9: Health-System Pharmacy
  • Chapter 10: Technology in the Pharmacy
  • Chapter 11: Inventory Management

Unit 11 - Pharmacy Calculations

  • Chapter 12: Insurance and Third-Party Billing
  • Chapter 13: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products
  • Chapter 14: Introduction to Compounding
  • Chapter 15: Introduction to Sterile Products
  • Chapter 16: Basic Math Skills
  • Chapter 17: Measurement Systems

Unit 12 - Pharmacology

  • Chapter 18: Dosage Calculations
  • Chapter 19: Concentrations and Dilutions
  • Chapter 20: Alligations
  • Chapter 21: Parenteral Calculations
  • Chapter 22: Business Math

Unit 13 - Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 14 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 15 - Body Systems, Diseases and Pharmaceutical Treatments

  • Chapter 23: The Body and Drugs
  • Chapter 24: The Skin
  • Chapter 25: The Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 26: The Gastrointestinal System
  • Chapter 27: The Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 28: Respiratory System
  • Chapter 29: The Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems
  • Chapter 30: The Immune System
  • Chapter 31: The Renal System
  • Chapter 32: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 33: The Reproductive System
  • Chapter 34: The Nervous System

Unit 16 - Special Topics in Pharmacology

  • Chapter 35: Medication Errors
  • Chapter 36: Workplace Safety and Infection Control
  • Chapter 37: Special Considerations for Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
  • Chapter 38: Biopharmaceuticals

Unit 17 - Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 18 - How to Find a Job as a Pharmacy Technician

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Meet Your Pharmacy Technician Instructor

Andrew Wilson, Pharmacy Technician Consultant

B.S. in Health Care Administration
Medical Office Recruiter – U.S. Navy

Andy Wilson is a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy and has been serving on Active Duty for over 17 years. He has been a Pharmacy Technician for 15 years. He has served as a Pharmacy Technician with the Navy in operational units, As Pharmacy manager of a Branch Medical Clinic and Overseas Hospital. He has deployed to Iraq and Africa. Additionally, his most recent duty station as a Pharmacy Technician was at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas as an Instructor for Military Pharmacy Technician School where he taught Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Navy personnel and was selected as Instructor of the Year in 2014. Currently, he is a Medical Officer Recruiter.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Pharmacy Technician Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

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pharmacy technician book

Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

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No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

pharmacy technician book

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

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Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Blackstone Pharmacy Technician Program Study Guides

These six online study guides will lead you through The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, outlining all of the important points which are reinforced with self-check exercises.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the six study guides accompanying The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, you will receive online access to twelve more exclusive Blackstone study units that will introduce you to important topics that will make your pharmacy technician program training complete and help prepare you for work in the field.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Pharmacy Technician Tuition Rates

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FAQ’s for Blackstone’s Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program

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Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition?

Please click here to view tuition for our Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online certificate programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like amazon or chegg.com.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Pharmacy Technician program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 24 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is Andrew Wilson. To learn more about Andrew, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online certificate programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Does this course lead to certification?

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician program are qualified to sit for the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online certificate programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online certificate programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy technicians fill an assortment of positions in almost every locale in a variety of pharmacy settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, drugstore chains, grocery stores, pharmaceutical sales, manufacturing companies and physicians’ offices. Often, pharmacy technicians choose positions based on unique interests and skills, previous work experience, or future goals.

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Overview

Blackstone’s Online Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician Training offers the quality education needed to secure a rewarding job in this respected field. Our Pharmacy Technician training online education program includes a working knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmacy calculations, pharmacology, body systems and disorders, ethics, and professionalism. Through Blackstone Career Institute’s renowned online certificate programs, you will obtain the training and skills needed to secure a competitive Pharmacy Technician salary in today’s competitive job force.

Job Outlook

Pharmacy technician jobs remain in demand! Across the nation, the increased age of the general population and the continued introduction of new medications makes it an ideal time to become a trained pharmacy technician. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of pharmacy technicians employed in the United States is expected to grow up to 12% by 2026.

Working as a pharmacy technician you can earn an attractive salary. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook the middle 50 percent of pharmacy technicians earning up to $30,920. The top 10% of pharmacy technicians earned more than $45,710. As with many careers, the earning potential of those in the pharmacy technician career varies depending on factors such as experience, skills, and geographic location. Working for a general medical or surgical hospital results in higher average earnings.

Become Certified

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s Pharmacy Technician Training online course are qualified to sit for the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

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pharmacy technician book

Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

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No out of pocket costs. With Blackstone, all materials are included. See details below:

pharmacy technician book

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

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Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Blackstone Pharmacy Technician Program Study Guides

These six online study guides will lead you through The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, outlining all of the important points which are reinforced with self-check exercises.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the six study guides accompanying The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, you will receive online access to twelve more exclusive Blackstone study units that will introduce you to important topics that will make your pharmacy technician program training complete and help prepare you for work in the field.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

Why Choose
Blackstone?

  • Nationally & Regionally Accredited
  • All Materials Included
  • Self Paced Program – No Deadlines
  • Affordable – Graduate Debt-Free
  • Reliable Instructor & Customer Support
  • A Proven Track Record of Student Success

Enroll for just $59 and save up to $356

At Blackstone we offer accredited, affordable and convenient online career training programs. With our low monthly payment options, 0% interest, all inclusive tuition and no hidden fees, you can graduate debt-free. Take advantage of our Tuition Assistance Payment Plan (TAPP) to earn your Pharmacy Technician Certificate. Save up to $356 today!

Save On Your Tuition

enroll

Start your future today

Graduate Debt – Free in a year or less

Program Details

Curriculum for Blackstone’s Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

If you want to become a pharmacy technician working in a rewarding, respected profession, Blackstone Career Institute’s accredited pharmacy technician training program can help you achieve your goals. Earning your pharmacy technician certificate can provide a career advantage as well as help you obtain professional certification.

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Program Goals & Objectives

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for entry-level employment as a Pharmacy Technician.

  • Describe the duties of a pharmacy technician.
  • Identify the correct way to interact with customers and patients face-to face and over the telephone, while protecting patient confidentiality.
  • Explain the various laws and ethical standards that affect the pharmacy technician occupation.
  • Describe the process for inventory management and insurance billing.
  • Perform relevant pharmacy calculations, including dosage calculations and measurement conversions.

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Unit 1 - Blackstone’s Skills for Success

  • Chapter 1: Discover How You Learn
  • Chapter 2: Find a Place to Study
  • Chapter 3: Learn How to Study
  • Chapter 4: Keyboarding

Unit 2 - Introduction to Computers, the Internet and Electronic Communication

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Computers
  • Chapter 2: The Internet, Websites and Media
  • Chapter 3: Electronic Communication

Unit 3 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 1: An Introduction

  • Chapter 1: Basic Elements of Medical Terms
  • Chapter 2: Prefixes
  • Chapter 3: Roots and Suffixes
  • Chapter 4: Body Structure

Unit 4 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 2

  • Chapter 5: The Skeletal System
  • Chapter 6: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 7: The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 8: The Respiratory System

Unit 5 - English Usage and Written Communication

  • Chapter 1: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 2: Parts of a Sentence
  • Chapter 3: Pronouns, Verbs, and Agreement
  • Chapter 4: Sentence Types and Punctuation
  • Chapter 5: Written Communications

Unit 6 - Time & Stress Management

  • Chapter 1: LifeTime Patterns (Values)
  • Chapter 2: The Power of LifeTime Habits
  • Chapter 3: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes
  • Chapter 4: Choosing Your Priorities
  • Chapter 5: Planning and Scheduling Activities
  • Chapter 6: Interruptions, the #1 TimeThief
  • Chapter 7: TimeLogs
  • Chapter 8: TimeTips
  • Chapter 9: Self-Esteem and Time Management
  • Chapter 10: Stress Management

Unit 7 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 3

  • Chapter 9: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 10: The Urinary System
  • Chapter 11: The Digestive System
  • Chapter 12: The Nervous System

Unit 8 - Anatomy and Medical Terminology 4

  • Chapter 13: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 14: Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 15: Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
  • Chapter 16: The Reproductive System

Unit 9 - Fundamentals of Pharmacy Practice

  • Chapter 1: History of Pharmacy Practice
  • Chapter 2: The Professional Pharmacy Technician
  • Chapter 3: Communication and Customer Care
  • Chapter 4: Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Chapter 5: Terminology and Abbreviations

Unit 10 - Community and Institutional Pharmacy

  • Chapter 6: Dosage Formulations and Routes of Administration
  • Chapter 7: Referencing and Drug Information Resources
  • Chapter 8: Retail Pharmacy
  • Chapter 9: Health-System Pharmacy
  • Chapter 10: Technology in the Pharmacy
  • Chapter 11: Inventory Management

Unit 11 - Pharmacy Calculations

  • Chapter 12: Insurance and Third-Party Billing
  • Chapter 13: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products
  • Chapter 14: Introduction to Compounding
  • Chapter 15: Introduction to Sterile Products
  • Chapter 16: Basic Math Skills
  • Chapter 17: Measurement Systems

Unit 12 - Pharmacology

  • Chapter 18: Dosage Calculations
  • Chapter 19: Concentrations and Dilutions
  • Chapter 20: Alligations
  • Chapter 21: Parenteral Calculations
  • Chapter 22: Business Math

Unit 13 - Creating an Effective Workplace Environment

  • Chapter 1: Aspects of a Positive Workplace Environment
  • Chapter 2: Communication
  • Chapter 3: Diversity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 4: Team Building

Unit 14 - Critical Thinking Skills

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Critical Thinking and the PANIC Method
  • Chapter 2: Inference and Judgment
  • Chapter 3: Metacognition
  • Chapter 4: Forming Strong Conclusions through Predicting
  • Chapter 5: Rhetorical Strategies
  • Chapter 6: Critical Theories
  • Chapter 7: Deductive Reasoning
  • Chapter 8: Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking

Unit 15 - Body Systems, Diseases and Pharmaceutical Treatments

  • Chapter 23: The Body and Drugs
  • Chapter 24: The Skin
  • Chapter 25: The Eyes and Ears
  • Chapter 26: The Gastrointestinal System
  • Chapter 27: The Musculoskeletal System
  • Chapter 28: Respiratory System
  • Chapter 29: The Cardiovascular, Circulatory, and Lymph Systems
  • Chapter 30: The Immune System
  • Chapter 31: The Renal System
  • Chapter 32: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 33: The Reproductive System
  • Chapter 34: The Nervous System

Unit 16 - Special Topics in Pharmacology

  • Chapter 35: Medication Errors
  • Chapter 36: Workplace Safety and Infection Control
  • Chapter 37: Special Considerations for Pediatric and Geriatric Patients
  • Chapter 38: Biopharmaceuticals

Unit 17 - Professional Development and Medicolegal Ethics

  • Chapter 1: Professional Development
  • Chapter 2: Medicolegal Ethics
  • Chapter 3: HIPAA for the Allied Healthcare Worker

Unit 18 - How to Find a Job as a Pharmacy Technician

  • Chapter 1: Job Search Correspondence
  • Chapter 2: The Job Search
  • Chapter 3: Job Interviews

Meet Your Pharmacy Technician Instructor

Andrew Wilson, Pharmacy Technician Consultant

B.S. in Health Care Administration
Medical Office Recruiter – U.S. Navy

Andy Wilson is a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy and has been serving on Active Duty for over 17 years. He has been a Pharmacy Technician for 15 years. He has served as a Pharmacy Technician with the Navy in operational units, As Pharmacy manager of a Branch Medical Clinic and Overseas Hospital. He has deployed to Iraq and Africa. Additionally, his most recent duty station as a Pharmacy Technician was at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas as an Instructor for Military Pharmacy Technician School where he taught Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Navy personnel and was selected as Instructor of the Year in 2014. Currently, he is a Medical Officer Recruiter.

We are here to help you

Upon enrollment in Blackstone’s Pharmacy Technician Program, students will receive their instructor’s information. For additional support, Our student service center is available Mon – Fri to assist students. Simply call 800.826.9228 or email info@blackstone.edu.

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pharmacy technician book

Included in Your Pharmacy Technician Program

The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

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The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson

This e-book, provided by Blackstone Career Institute, is the core of your pharmacy technician training program and provides a clear understanding of the pharmacy technician profession, including responsibilities, step-by-step directions for performing procedures, basic math and pharmacy calculations practice, and pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases and disorders. Textbook: The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices by Pearson, by Mike Jonston. ISBN: 9780132897594.

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Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions by Mosby/Elsevier

This invaluable online course reference will give you concise, reliable information on the drugs you will come in contact with in a pharmacy setting. Key details for each drug include drug name, pronunciation, trade name(s), category and schedule, classification, mechanism of action, dosages, side effects, precautions and considerations. Textbook: Mosby’s Drug Reference for Health Professions, by Mosby/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323080859.

Blackstone Pharmacy Technician Program Study Guides

These six online study guides will lead you through The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, outlining all of the important points which are reinforced with self-check exercises.

Additional Blackstone Study Units

In addition to the six study guides accompanying The Pharmacy Technician: Foundations and Practices e-book, you will receive online access to twelve more exclusive Blackstone study units that will introduce you to important topics that will make your pharmacy technician program training complete and help prepare you for work in the field.

Blackstone’s Online Student Center

Along with your traditional course items, you will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, take exams at your convenience, receive instantaneous Grade Reports, and up-to-the-minute news about Blackstone Career Institute.

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Pharmacy Technician Resources

Network and enhance your professional knowledge. Find sites and organizations that specifically relate to Pharmacy Technician careers. Learn how to become a Pharmacy Technician today!

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State Licensure

It is important to check with the state licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state you plan to work in

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Tuition

Pharmacy Technician Tuition Rates

Blackstone Career Institute makes it easy for you to receive a quality education at an affordable rate. Everything you need to complete your Pharmacy Technician Certificate training is included in your tuition. Choose the payment plan that works best for you and learn how to become a Pharmacy Technician today!

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16 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 15 monthly payments of $79. The final payment is $54.

24 Month Autopay Plan requires a Down Payment of $59.00 with 23 monthly payments of $59. The final payment is $26.

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FAQ’S

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Is your school accredited?

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

How much is tuition?

Please click here to view tuition for our Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Blackstone offers 3 affordable, interest-free payment plan options but is not a Title 1V school that accepts FAFSA or Pell Grants. Students may also apply for tuition reimbursement from their employer, or check with their State and Local Assistance. Learn more here

Can I use my Military Benefits?

Yes! BCI takes the confusion out of understanding military education benefits. Blackstone is proud to be named on a National list of Military Friendly Schools. With our career programs being approved by both the Department of Veterans Affairs, and The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Blackstone ensures you receive the benefits for which you are eligible. Learn more here

What are BCI’s Admission Requirements?

Enrolling at Blackstone is easy, with our open enrollment you can enroll anytime. To qualify, a high school diploma or an equivalent along with access to a Microsoft Windows compatible PC or MAC with Internet access is needed. All applicants must complete our Enrollment Agreement along with the required down payment for processing. Applications will be processed only if they are accompanied with the required payment. If you have any questions, please contact our friendly Student Services staff toll-free at 800-826-9228.

How do I enroll?

Students can enroll anytime from our website by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so students can enroll in our online certificate programs anytime, 24/7/365.

Are there physical textbooks included in the program?

As an online school, our courses use e-books for convenience of studying on the go and to allow us to keep tuition costs down. We do provide the ISBN information for each e-book under the materials tab. Students who wish to purchase a physical copy of the e-book can simply use the ISBN number provided on our website to purchase the book through a third party like amazon or chegg.com.

How do course materials release online?

Students who pay in full for their program will have access to all of their materials once enrolled. Students who enroll under a monthly payment plan will have access to a new unit every month upon making their monthly payment.

What is the average completion time for students in the Pharmacy Technician program?

One of the major advantages in taking Blackstone’s Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete the program in 8 -12 months. Students have up to 24 months from their enrollment date to complete and graduate from their program.

Who is the instructor for the course?

The instructor for our Pharmacy Technician Certificate program is Andrew Wilson. To learn more about Andrew, please click here. Students with any curriculum questions can send their inquiries to instructor@blackstone.edu .

Who do I contact if I need help?

For curriculum questions, contact our Education Department by sending an e-mail to instructor@blackstone.edu, for additional questions regarding our online certificate programs, email student services at info@blackstone.edu.

Does this course lead to certification?

Graduates of Blackstone Career Institute’s online Pharmacy Technician program are qualified to sit for the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

Will credits transfer to a college or university after I graduate?

Blackstone’s online certificate programs are designed to prepare students for entry-level careers. While some schools may accept credits from Blackstone, it is at the discretion of the receiving school. Simply check with the school’s admissions office.

Do you provide job placement?

As a true distance education school, we are unable to provide job placement. We do feel confident that our online certificate programs provide the education needed to qualify for entry-level employment. Our Career Center offers students and graduates resources to search for successful employment.

Where can I expect to find a job as a Pharmacy Technician?

Pharmacy technicians fill an assortment of positions in almost every locale in a variety of pharmacy settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, drugstore chains, grocery stores, pharmaceutical sales, manufacturing companies and physicians’ offices. Often, pharmacy technicians choose positions based on unique interests and skills, previous work experience, or future goals.

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