Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Training Program Details

The Pharmacy Technician certificate program will prepare students to become skilled entry-level healthcare technicians. In addition to industry leading training, students will receive practical, hands-on experience. The program will instruct students in a number of areas including pharmaceutical terminology, proper drug administration, drug classifications, and pharmacy management.

Pharmacy Technicians are multi-faceted members of the pharmacy team. They work closely with a licensed pharmacist and other pharmacy staff. Some of their daily job responsibilities may include assisting customers over the phone or in person, handling prescriptions, preparing medications for dispersal, and performing a variety of other administrative tasks.

Employment Opportunities

Pharmacy Technicians are employed in both local pharmacies and hospitals. Job opportunities for Pharmacy Technicians may also be found with online pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, nursing homes, and insurance companies. Job growth is expected to increase over the next ten years, so job prospects are very good for qualified technicians.

Certification / Registry Exam Eligibility

Pharmacy Technician graduates are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Graduates who pass the exam will earn the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPh T) credential.

Eligibility requirements for the CPh T credential are solely determined by PTCB, and are subject to change at any time. PTCB is an independent organization. AIMS does not guarantee certification/registry exam eligibility.

Pharmacy technicians in New Jersey are required to register with the State Board of Pharmacy.

Program Length:
  • 220 clock hours
  • Classroom instruction - 100 hours
  • Clinical internship - 120 hours
  • The day program can be completed in approximately 3 months.
  • The evening program can be completed in approximately 4 months.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED
Job opportunities exist in multiple settings
  • Local pharmacies
  • Nursing homes
  • Online pharmacies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Hospitals

Key Information



Start Dates

Jan 23, 2017 (Day)


3 - 4 Months*


Monday - Friday
9:00am to 2:00pm



Other Financial Assistance


* Evening programs take longer to complete than day programs.

In compliance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), the link below provides program disclosure information including tuition and fees, placement rates, completion rates, and other important information for the Pharmacy Technician program offered at the American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education.


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