Begin Your Exciting New Career As A Pharmacy TechnicianThose interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician at Unitech will 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. Many Pharmacy Techs do on-the-job training, however, receiving technical training makes a pharmacy tech much more desirable to employers.
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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, Lake Charles, 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
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 .
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What Our Students Say
“Unitech has helped me get one step closer to achieving my goals. It’s a fun yet hands on environment. The instructors are very helpful. I am so glad that I chose to come to Unitech to further my education.”
– Kaitlyn Levie
We think it’s fantastic that you are considering a new career in the allied health profession!
We also realize becoming a student at Unitech Training Academy is not your only way of getting there. That is why we want to highlight what sets our institution apart from the others. To begin our classes start every Monday. This means you never have to wait for your future to begin!
Our experienced instructors have a minimum of four years working in their respective fields with the majority having a substantial bit more. Each program is required to have a field trip and/or a guest speaker every month. This is to ensure that each student gets a real depiction of what their work life will be like after training at Unitech. This is coupled with our continuous hands-on training in the labs students visit every day. Unitech Training Academy offers and supplies the funds for every student to obtain two certifications. In addition, we provide dedicated exam prep classes to assure passing grades. Our administration and instructors are provided with quarterly training to ensure they are always kept up to date with new information, learning, techniques, and communication skills.
We not only strive to provide an excellent education but to support our students in any way possible!
Our pharmacy program’s enhanced learning experience is provided by PioneerRx. Learn more about PioneerRx’s capabilities at https://www.pioneerrx.com/, and see how PioneerRx ranks against its competitors at http://www.pharmacysoftwarereviews.com/.