Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

pharmacy technician ("pt")

(6 month program access)

Be ready to take the PTCB national certification exam immediately upon graduation!

Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists :

  • receive prescription requests
  • prepare prescription medications
  • provide customer service
  • perform administrative duties

Training will be provided in the following areas:

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy law, regulations and standards
  • Business of a pharmacy (retail and institutional)
  • Prescriptions
  • Pharmaceutical calculations
  • Nonsterile compounding
  • And more

Externships at Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy.  Program includes a 120 hour externship with one of these retail pharmacies as long as positions are available in their local areas. 

After gaining a solid foundation of pharmacy technician knowledge in the course, the externship program offers the opportunity to begin gaining hands-on experience. Students can start their externship before they graduate—smoothing the transition from classroom to workplace and helping to cement the skills they’re learning in the training program with hands-on experience.

The Pharmacy Technician program can be completed in about 285 hours, or 3 - 6 months.  Externship hours are in addition to the program hours.

To tour the online program please visit the Online Program Demo.

For Pharmacy Technician Access:
Login ID: stcloudpt
Password: demo

Pharmacy Technician Industry Facts and Program Details


General Program Information:

Program Flyer (PDF)

Program Cost:  $1995

(Includes course materials, program access, textbooks, and shipping)


To Enroll please call: (877) 225-7151

Please mention that you are enrolling through St. Cloud State University. This will ensure you receive a certificate from SCSU upon successful completion of the program.


Tuition Payment Plans

Please contact Tammy at 320.308.4252 or if you have any questions.


Additional Online Programs We Offer:

Professional Medical Coding and Billing

Medical Billing

Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription Editor Supplement



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