Learn More about Pharmacy Technician Career Training at High Desert Medical College!
Learn More about Pharmacy Technician Career Training at High Desert Medical College!

5 Quick Questions

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field? Have you considered training for a career as a pharmacy technician? At High Desert Medical College, we specialize in healthcare career training, including pharmacy technician training. Our career training programs are hands-on and practical, and are designed to be completed in a short amount of time. With career training from High Desert Medical College, you can get the training you need to start your pharmacy technician career sooner! Ready to learn more? Check out these Five Quick Questions! 

Five Quick Questions

Pharmacy Technician Career Training at HDMC

What Will I Learn in HDMC’s Pharmacy Technician Program?

Under the supervision of dedicated, experienced instructors, students in HDMC’s Pharmacy Technician program learn how to:

  • Fill prescriptions under the direct supervision of a pharmacist
  • Utilize relevant software applications
  • Recognize the classifications of drugs and scheduled drugs
  • Understand brand, generic, and OTC (over the counter) medications
  • Adhere to HIPAA privacy regulations
  • Comprehend and perform insurance procedures

Is HDMC’s Pharmacy Technician Online or In-Person?

HDMC’s Pharmacy Technician program is offered in a hybrid-online format; students learn classroom theory online, while completing hands-on training in on-campus labs. The Pharmacy Technician program also includes an externship component, in which students complete 160 hours in an externship placement, empowering them to practice their skills in a real-world environment.

This flexible hybrid learning model makes career training accessible even for busy, working students. With HDMC, you can attend school to pursue your healthcare career dream, even while you work your current job and/or attend to family and caretaking responsibilities.

What Will I Get When I Complete HDMC’s Pharmacy Technician Program?

HDMC’s Pharmacy Technician program can be completed in as few as 34 weeks! Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Pharmacy Technician diploma and are eligible to apply for the California state licensure from the Board of Pharmacy.* Graduates of HDMC’s program are also prepared to test for the industry-recognized Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Does HDMC offer Financial Aid to Pharmacy Technician Students?

Yes, HDMC offers Financial Aid to those who qualify! HDMC’s Financial Aid Office assists students in applying for any financial aid programs for which they are eligible, and can provide assistance with completing and submitting a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Can HDMC Help Me Find a Job After I Complete the Pharmacy Technician Program?

HDMC’s Career Services department offers placement assistance! The Career Services department provides every student with a wide range of career support services, including resume writing assistance, job searching and networking, interviewing skills, and comprehensive job placement assistance.

If you still have questions about High Desert Medical College or our Pharmacy Technician program, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Click here to contact the Admissions department, or call (888) 633-4362.

If you are interested in touring one of our campuses, come visit us this week! Stop by the HDMC Lancaster, Temecula, or Bakersfield campus locations anytime for a campus tour. Just check in at the front office between 8 am to 7 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8 am to 5 pm on Fridays.

At High Desert Medical College, we are here to help you make your career goals a reality. If you are ready to take the first step towards your career as a pharmacy technician, contact High Desert Medical College to learn how to get started today! The Pharmacy Technician program is enrolling now, and classes begin soon! 

Start your Pharmacy Technician Career, with training from High Desert Medical College!

*Licensing by the California State Board of Pharmacy requires fingerprinting, criminal background check, and official High School/GED transcripts to be submitted with the State Board of Pharmacy application. This process may take up to 45 days to complete after graduating from the program; a criminal background may delay the process.

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