Pharmacy Technician Training Certificate

This online program provides exactly the skills necessary to begin a career as a pharmacy technician. Those who complete the program will receive a University of Utah Pharmacy Technician Certificate and will be prepared to pass the Pharmacy Technician Board (PTCB) Exam.

The course connects students with an externship partner at a community pharmacy, like those at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Walgreens, or CVS, so they can fulfill graduation requirements. Topics studied include pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, nonsterile compounding, and pharmacy law, regulations, and standards, among others.

In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students will receive a lab kit, ebooks, and a PTCB Exam voucher.


You must be at least 18 years of age and either a) have a high school diploma or a General Education Development Certificate (GED), or b) pass a Pre-Enrollment Assessment Test. There are no specific skills or experience that are considered prerequisites for entry into the program.

As a pharmacy technician, you will be providing patient care and handling medications. It is essential that pharmacy employees are not abusing or misusing medications. In addition, those working in a pharmacy cannot have been convicted of a felon or of Medicare fraud . A drug test and a criminal background check will be given prior to starting the program to ensure that you can gain employment in the pharmacy field once you graduate.

Note to current UHealth and Clinics employees: ProEd and UHealth have partnered to offer sponsorships to take this course. To find out more, go to this page.

Full Certificate Tuition $2,995.00   Register Now!

If you're a military spouse, you may qualify for a $4,000 scholarship through the MyCAA program. With these funds, you can train for a rewarding career in fast-growing fields such as this one.

For more information about the MyCAA program, click on the link below and complete the REQUEST INFORMATION box and someone will contact you within 1 business day.

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