Earn your Pharmacy Technician Diploma and kickstart your new career.

Gain the hands-on experience, mentorship and job training you need to succeed in the pharmaceutical field.

  • GED or high school diploma required
  • Flexible online class schedulese
  • Field trips and/or guest speakers regularly
  • Learn how to assist a pharmacist with the preparation of prescriptions, receiving and processing prescription requests from doctor’s offices, and the compounding or mixing of medications
  • Dedicated exam prep classes to ensure passing grades
  • Financial aid options available to those who qualify

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Why a Pharmacy Technician?

Not only does Unitech Training Academy teach you the necessary skills students need to be prepared for a career as a pharmacy technician, you receive support along the way to prepare you for what to expect beyond school and into the working world. From practice certification exams to resume building and interview simulations, you not only leave with job skills, you gain career skills as well.

At Unitech, you learn:
  • Best practices on patient confidentiality and ethics.
  • Basic knowledge of the pharmacology of medications.
  • How to use industry-leading pharmacy software.

Turn learning into earning

“Unitech prepared me for my job by giving me a teacher who had hospital experience and could tell me what to expect on the daily basis.”
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Josie Chiasson

Graduated in 2020

Over 12,000 graduates taught since 1997

Our curriculum takes a practical approach to learning, allowing you to develop your skills by using tools of the trade in a hands-on learning lab environment. We prepare you for what to expect beyond school and into the working world. From practice certification exams to resume building and interview simulations, you won’t only leave with job skills but career skills as well. Plus, you will have access to our job placement partnerships with hospitals and pharmacies.

Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

A+ score from the Better Business Bureau
Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration

Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Gives you great employment opportunities

Learn from experienced instructors

Become career ready

Positions you for success in the technology field.

Put your career on the fast-track to new and exciting opportunities

Unitech’s program provides you with the skills necessary for landing an entry-level position in Dental Assisting. You learn in a hands-on learning environment about a wide range of dental assisting careers. The practical applications you receive from your instructor are equivalent to what you will experience in your career. This helps qualify you for many high-demand positions in the oral healthcare system.

Financial aid is available

Unitech Training Academy is committed to assisting all individuals explore numerous options for financial assistance to fund their education. We take pride in our devotion to partner with our students by helping to ensure that the costs of their education is met through every financial aid opportunity available to those who qualify.

Financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and other financial resources designed to cover the costs of receiving a quality education. Unitech’s Financial Aid Office is dedicated to processing all financial aid packages in accordance with state, federal, and institutional guidelines.

Financial aid questions? We can help you.

Why choose Unitech

“I decided to become a Pharmacy Technician because it provided me with financial stability while I was still working on my theatre degree at UL.
My favorite part about being a student at Unitech Training Academy was how every single staff member no matter if it was your own instructor or someone else’s instructor, financial aid or whoever it was would be like a family almost and Unitech is the only place I would go for Pharmacy Technician” – Jessica Johnson

Our Purpose

Unitech Training Academy is a proprietary school open to all students regardless of age, race, etc. Our philosophy is to maintain a professional outlook and consideration to our students with them in mind.

 

At Unitech Training Academy, we not only train our students for a new career, we educate them on how to stay employed. We believe the training we do directly and appropriately reflects in our students’ performance, attitude and capability of work.

 

Unitech Training Academy also realizes the overwhelming need for trained professionals. So we strive to provide the community with desirable, productive, and well-trained individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why the Pharmacy Technician program at Unitech?
Not only will Unitech Training Academy teach you the necessary skills students need to be prepared for a career as a pharmacy technician, there is also ample support along the way to prepare you for what to expect beyond school and into the working world. From practice certification exams to resume building and interview simulations, you won’t only leave with job skills but career skills as well.
What makes a career as a pharmacy technician great for me?
A pharmacy technician is a great career for those who want to help people. Unlike in a medical setting, a pharmacy tech most often helps by completing the processing of medical prescriptions. Pharmacy technicians should be able to work in a team setting and maintain a good work ethic. If this sounds like you, you may be a good fit, especially if you enjoy socializing with customers.
What sort of places can I work as a pharmacy technician?
Demand for pharmacy technicians will grow faster than the national average (12%) by 2026. The majority of pharmacy techs work in retail pharmacies. Still, some may work in other places of employment including compounding pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, and mental health. Hence, there are many employment opportunities for pharmacy techs.
Which campuses offer this program?

The Pharmacy Technician program is available at our Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, New Orleans and West Monroe campuses.

What are some of the specific things you learn in the program?
At Unitech, our students learn to perform many of the following as they go through the program:

• Best practices on patient confidentiality and ethics

• Basic knowledge of the pharmacology of medications

• Using industry-leading pharmacy software

• Soft skills such as active listening, organizational skills, and speaking

What is hybrid?
Our hybrid model allows students to work from home as well as at school in a face-to-face setting. Approximately 60% of your work will be done on campus and 40% will be completed at home through our e-learning software. This new format has given many students the flexibility they need for success.
Licensure:

The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy requires that in order to become a licensed pharmacy technician, an individual must be 18 years of age and obtain a pharmacy technician candidate registration to complete the training requirements. The applicant shall demonstrate successful completion of the program and pass a board-approved pharmacy technician certification examination (PTCB or NHA). The applicant shall also submit to a Criminal Background Check (CBC) and complete an Application for New Louisiana Pharmacy Technician Certificate for a fee of $100.00 to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy. For more information on the qualifications for licensure, please visit the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy at www.pharmacy.la.gov .

To gain or maintain national certification (PTCB), candidates are also required to disclose any and all criminal matters which they are subject, including but not limited to, investigations or disciplines by a government agency or other authority such as a State Board of Pharmacy, a professional association, or a credentialing organization. Candidates with a criminal history must provide a complete, detailed explanation of the circumstances related to their disclosure including but not limited to the final dispositions or resolutions related to these matters. The PTCB will determine whether a candidate is: eligible for certification; temporarily or permanently disqualified from eligibility; and/or subject to eligibility conditions. For more information, please visit www.ptcb.org .

For more information concerning our recent Pharmacy Technician National Licensure Exam Pass Rates please click here.