Frequently Asked Questions
What do Pharmacy Techs do?
Some of a pharmacy technician’s responsibilities are:
- Fill Prescriptions
- Interprete Prescriptions
- Bill Insurance
- Inventory Control
- Perform Pharmacy Calculations
- Uphold Pharmacy Laws and Regulations
- Provide Customer Service
Where can Pharmacy Techs work?
- Mail Order
- Specialty Pharmacies
- Home infusion
- Compounding (Make medicine)
What are the requirements?
How much do Pharmacy Techs make?
How can it only be 11 weeks or less?
Who teaches your online course?
Are you accredited?
We are certified and approved through the IBHE (Illinois Board of Higher Education) and the DSPS Educational Approval Program, formerly Wisconsin EAB. We are not accredited because we do not meet the requirements of having 600 plus program hours. Programs of that nature typically cost between $15,000 to $25,000 and are 9 months to 2 years.
What National Exam will I be prepared for?
What is the difference between the 2 national exams?
The PTCB exam is the PTCE (Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam).
The ICPT exam is the ExCPT (Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians).
The PTCE is more widely recognized and endorsed. The PTCB has been around longer and therefore more established. However, there is no evidence that one is more difficult than the other. Some speculation has been mentioned on discussion boards that the ExCPT is more geared toward retail pharmacy and the PTCE is split more evenly with hospital pharmacy.
Do you offer externships?
Is there online support?
How do I sign up?
1. Download and read the school catalog
2. Complete the online application
3. Secure your spot by paying your registration fee, or paying your full tuition*
*Acceptance is not guaranteed. See admission requirements for details.
How much does it cost?
Do you offer financial aid?
*These are state specific, so check with Admissions for details