Pharmacy Technician Course

SCHEV Certified & Affordable Course in 12 Weeks!

Start Date

February 06, 2024


12 Weeks

Day Session
Deadline to Apply
January 25, 2024

Pharmacy Technician Course at AIHST: Nurturing Competent Professionals for the Healthcare Industry

Welcome to the Pharmacy Technician (PhT) program at AIHST, a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program designed to equip aspiring individuals with the fundamental skills required for a successful career as a pharmacy technician in both retail and hospital settings. Our innovative PhT program adopts a hybrid/blended learning approach to provide a dynamic and comprehensive educational experience.

Program Highlights:

AIHST’s Pharmacy Technician program stands out for several key highlights:

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our program covers a broad spectrum of topics, ensuring that students are well-rounded and equipped to face the challenges of the evolving healthcare landscape.
  • Practical Skill Development: Emphasis is placed on practical skills development, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.
  • Industry-Relevant Concentrations: The program offers concentrations in Abdominal – Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology, aligning with industry demands and providing graduates with a competitive edge.
  • Certification Path: Upon completion, students are eligible to undertake certification exams by reputable bodies, enhancing their professional credentials.

Specialization and Certification:

Our PhT program places a strong emphasis on preparing students for the demands of the industry, with a focus on Abdominal – Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology concentrations. This strategic alignment with industry needs ensures that our graduates are well-equipped to meet the evolving requirements of the healthcare sector.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to undertake certification exams by reputable bodies. This certification is a testament to their proficiency and serves as a valuable credential in the competitive job market.

Daily Duties of a Pharmacy Technician:

The Pharmacy Technician program at AIHST ensures that graduates are proficient in a range of essential responsibilities, including:

  • Prescription Filling: Graduates will be capable of accurately filling prescriptions, ensuring precision in medication dispensing.
  • Dose Packing: The program covers the skill of packing doses efficiently, a crucial aspect of pharmacy operations.
  • Drug Compounding: Students learn the art of compounding drugs, providing them with the knowledge and skills to prepare medications according to specific requirements.
  • Inventory Control: The program includes training on maintaining inventory control, a vital aspect of efficient pharmacy management.
  • Record Keeping: Graduates will be adept at keeping accurate records, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and facilitating seamless operations.

Program Structure and Admission:

The Pharmacy Technician program at AIHST is structured as a comprehensive three-month journey encompassing both campus hours and clinical hours. This holistic approach ensures that students receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for the demands of their future roles.

Admission to the program is designed to be inclusive, with minimum requirements including a high school diploma or equivalent. Prospective students are encouraged to contact our Admissions Department at +1 703-817-2968 for additional requirements tailored to individual circumstances.

Selective Enrollment:

AIHST takes pride in maintaining high standards in education, reflected in our selective enrollment process. While meeting minimum requirements is essential, it does not guarantee acceptance into the program. We carefully assess applicants to ensure that those admitted not only meet the qualifications but also possess the passion and dedication needed to excel in the pharmacy technician field.

Comprehensive Curriculum Expansion:

Beyond the core highlights, our Pharmacy Technician program features a comprehensive curriculum covering essential areas in pharmacy operations. Some key components include:

  • Medical Terminology: Develop a solid foundation in medical terminology for effective communication within the healthcare team and accurate documentation.
  • Specialized Knowledge: Gain expertise and hands-on experience in Abdominal – Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology concentrations to align with industry demands.
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy: Delve into cross-sectional anatomy to enhance understanding of anatomical structures and improve diagnostic accuracy during pharmacy operations.
  • Vascular Ultrasound: Explore the intricacies of vascular ultrasound, learning to assess blood flow and detect abnormalities, crucial for diagnostic accuracy.
  • Patient-Centered Care: Emphasize patient-centered care and safety protocols, ensuring not only accurate pharmacy operations but also a compassionate and secure experience for patients.
  • Abdominal Imaging: Deepen knowledge of abdominal imaging and small parts sonography, covering vital organs, tissues, and structures in detail.
  • Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation: Master the principles of ultrasound physics and instrumentation, laying the groundwork for effective and precise use of pharmacy technology.

Career Advancement and Certification:

AIHST understands the significance of certification in the pharmacy technician field. Our program is structured to provide a seamless pathway to certification eligibility, ensuring that graduates are recognized for their proficiency and commitment to excellence.


At AIHST, we are dedicated to excellence in education, practical training, and career development. The Pharmacy Technician Course is your gateway to a dynamic and fulfilling career in the healthcare industry. Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum, a selective enrollment process, and a clear pathway to certification, ensuring that our graduates are not only qualified but also positioned for success in the evolving healthcare landscape.

Join AIHST, where innovation meets education, and redefine your future in pharmacy technology. Elevate your skills, broaden your career opportunities, and become a leader in the field. Your success begins here.

Career Outlook:

Our commitment to your success extends beyond the classroom. Stay informed about the current trends and prospects in the field of pharmacy technology. Here’s an expanded overview of the career outlook:

Salary Range and Stability:
In the USA, pharmacy technicians enjoy a competitive average salary range of $5,000 to $15,000 and beyond.

Stability and Growth:
The projected job growth in the USA from 2018 to 2028 signifies a robust demand for skilled pharmacy technicians in retail and hospital settings.

Diverse Specializations:
Pharmacy technicians can specialize in various fields, including retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, and more.

Work Environment and Schedule:
Pharmacy technicians may work in retail pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare settings. They typically work full-time, with some opportunities for part-time positions.

Role Similarities and Differences:
Collaborative Roles: Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists, healthcare professionals, and patients to ensure safe and efficient pharmacy operations.

Roles in healthcare operations also include pharmacy assistants and pharmacy aides, who provide support in different aspects of pharmacy management.


Technical and Health Standards for Pharmacy Technician at AIHST

Aspiring professionals seeking enrollment in AIHST’s Pharmacy Technician program must meet rigorous technical and health standards. These standards are designed to ensure that students possess the necessary capabilities to excel in the field of pharmacy technology.

Technical Standards:

Physical Capabilities:
Endurance and Mobility: Ability to stand and walk for extended periods, constituting a significant portion of work time.

Motor Coordination and Dexterity:
Proficiency in maintaining prolonged arm positions required for various pharmacy tasks.

Fine Motor Skills:
Possession of sufficient strength, finger dexterity, and flexion for executing fine motor skills.

Eye/Hand Coordination and Cognitive Abilities:
Aptitude for eye/hand coordination relevant to pharmacy operations.

Timed Tests:
Proficiency in taking timed tests efficiently.

Health Standards:

Emotional, Mental, and Physical Well-being:
Stress Management and Patient Support: Capacity to handle the demands of the position, including stressful situations related to pharmacy operations and patient care.

Communication and Collaboration:
Effective communication and collaboration with members of the healthcare community.

Diagnostic and Analytical Skills:
Competence in performing pharmacy operations according to established standards.

Discrimination and Interpretation:
Ability to discriminate between different medications, dosages, and interpret prescription information accurately.

P.S. AIHST welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply, and we are committed to exploring reasonable convenient arrangements on an individual basis to facilitate successful program completion and preparation for national certification.

These are the technical and health standards for the Pharmacy Technician program. All students must be capable of meeting these standards.

Program Goals and Outcomes

The goals and learning outcomes for the Pharmacy Technician program are categorized into the following domains:

Patient Care (Affective): Developing empathy and effective communication skills to provide patient-centered care.

Professional Development (Behavioral): Cultivating professionalism, teamwork, and adaptability in the pharmacy setting.

Clinical Proficiency (Cognitive): Attaining the necessary knowledge and skills for efficient and accurate pharmacy operations.

At a minimum, students will be evaluated in these domains on a quarterly basis, with a benchmark of 90 (A-) expected in each category. This comprehensive evaluation, performed by our experienced faculty, ensures that students are well-prepared for their future roles in the healthcare industry.


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P.S. The program outcomes listed above have been provided for the purpose of meeting certain accreditation requirements. These placement rates are not being used as a marketing tool or for recruitment purposes. Past results are no guarantee of future results. 

Clinical Affiliations

In order to provide our students with a rich and comprehensive learning experience, AIHST is taking necessary measures for clinical affiliations with a variety of healthcare facilities throughout Virginia and beyond.

Clinical site placement will be done at the discretion of the Internship Department and availability of the clinical sites at the time the student is ready to begin the clinical internship. Students must  complete all required clinical paperwork on time in order to be placed at a clinical site. AIHST does not guarantee placement at a particular clinical site.

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