MK Education in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University

Pharmacy Technician

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Become A Pharmacy Technician Today!

Pharmacy Technician Program is now all ONLINE! 

Classes are all done online, in which video lectures and PowerPoint materials are reviewed at home, while chat time is reserved for discussion, workshops, and collaborative activities.

For Immediate Questions, Contact MK Education at
630.541.3600 X 8606

For Immediate Questions, Contact MK Education at
630.541.3600 X 8606

Advance Your Education, Kick Start Your Career


Most people believe that going to school as an adult learner requires a huge change to your normal way of life. No more day job. No more weekends off. No more free time.

We’re here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be the case.


Pharmacy Technician Course


Pharmacy technicians enjoy a rewarding career in the constantly growing and evolving field of health care and prescription medicine while maintaining a stable and straightforward work environment.


As a certified pharmacy technician, you are the liaison between medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies and patients. You will receive and verify prescriptions and prepare patient medication.


Blending medicine, math and chemistry, this program will prepare you to:


  • Provide medication and other health products to patients

  • Mix intravenous solutions

  • Count tablets and label bottles

  • Receive electronic prescriptions from medical offices

  • Handle computer order entry of prescriptions

  • Receive written prescriptions and requests for patient refills

  • Verify complete and accurate prescriptions

  • Stock and inventory prescription and over-the-counter medications

Career Outlook


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there should be more than 70,700 new openings for pharmacy technicians by the year 2022. That amounts to nearly 20% employment growth, much faster than the average for all professions!




Course Information


Students are prepared for TWO national certification exams while enrolled in this course: Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), National HealthCareer Association (NHA), and Exam for the Certified Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AFFILIATION: Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), National HealthCareer Association (NHA), National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) and American Association Pharmacy Technician (AAPT).

Area of Study Include:

  • Personal/Interpersonal Knowledge and Skills

  • Foundational Professional Knowledge and Skills

  • Processing and Handling of Medications and Medication Orders

  • Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding

  • Procurement, Billing, Reimbursement, and Inventory Management

  • Patient and Medication Safety

  • Technology and Informatics

  • Regulatory Issues

  • Quality Assurance

Students have the option to complete a 120 clock-hour externship at a local pharmacy through MK Education. The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment. For more information, contact MK Education at 630-541-3600 and/or




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