Get The Skills to Become a Professional Pharmacy Technician
8-Month* Pharmacy Technician Training in Pittsburgh, PA
Full and Part Time Schedules Available
Do you have a strong sense of patience and compassion? Are you looking for a prescription for success, while making a positive difference in your community? If so, the Pharmacy Technician Major at Bidwell Training Center may be perfect for you.
The best way to see if Bidwell Training Center is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on our programs and class schedules so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Contact Us Now >>>
Become a Skilled Pharmacy Technician
In the Pharmacy Technician Program, you will get a strong understanding of pharmacological skills that will help you step into your new career.
Getting the professional Pharmacy Technician training at Bidwell Training Center will get you ready and confident to enter the workforce.
This program features many career-focused courses, including,
- Anatomy & Physiology/Medical Terminology I-III
- Communications & Professional Skills
- Community Pharmacy Software/Pharmacy Automation Technology
- Pharmacy Lab I-II
- Pharmacy Mathematics I-III
- Computers & Professional Skills
- Pharmacology I-III
- Pharmacy Practice & Special Topics
- Pharmacy Techniques I-II
- Community Pharmacy Experience
The program will teach you to assist pharmacists by helping collect, organize, and evaluate information for direct patient care, medication use review, and departmental management. You will get the skills to screen prescriptions and medication orders, verify measurements, and implement proper preparation and packaging.
Five-year weighted average rates for retention, job placement, and exam passage:
- Percentage for Retention: 72.2%
- Percentage for Job Placement: 84.62%
- Percentage for Exam Passage: 86.36%
- 2016 Job Placement : 80%
The above data has been approved by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), a Committee on Accreditation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
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At Bidwell Training Center, we know how difficult it can be trying to make ends meet while pursuing your career goals. That’s why all our programs are offered at no-cost.
Tuition is not charged to students who are residents of Pennsylvania and who also have their high school diploma or equivalent. Funding for Bidwell Training Center is received through the State of PA, foundations, grants, and individual donors. The tuition, fees, uniforms, scrubs, and textbooks are covered for all accepted students.
Experience a Pharmacy Technician Externship
Near the end of your program at Bidwell Training Center you will complete an 8-week externship. Your externship will let you apply the skills learned in the Pharmacy Technician program, and help you gain relevant work experience.
The combination of in-class and on-site training will help you get career ready for employment in many hospitals or retail pharmacy settings.
Once you complete your program, you will be able to pursue a career in a variety of locations and positions, including:
- Long-term care facilities
- Retail chains
- Independent community pharmacies
- Compounding pharmacies
- Mail order pharmacies
- Home infusion companies
- Nuclear pharmacies
- Providers of automated pharmacy systems
- Insurance companies
Full-Time or Part-Time Schedules
The Pharmacy Technician Program is offered in both full-time and part-time options, allowing you to fit school around your life.
Full-Time Track, 28 weeks (8 months)
Part-Time Track, 56 weeks (14 months)
Your Future Pharmacy Technician Career
Not only does Bidwell Training Center offer comprehensive career training, we also offer students career placement services. With dedicated placement staff available from day one, along with professional development courses built into the program, you will be prepared you for your future career in the pharmaceutical field.
Is a Rewarding Career as a Pharmacy Technician Right For You? Get More Info…
If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Pharmacy Technician and exploring whether Bidwell Training Center is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.
For immediate questions, call 412-402-9761
*Program length when completed in normal time.