Pharmacy Technician Certification


Professional Pharmacy Technician

Learn the fundamentals and particulars of becoming a pharmacy technician. Discover various drug classes, basic physiology, drug interactions and daily pharmacy operations with Mark David. Train to effectively assist in pharmaceutical preparations and complete daily required tasks in any pharmacy environment.  Training is geared towards those interested in becoming pharmacy technicians, pre–pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians who have not yet passed the national certification exam, or those with a healthcare background looking to strengthen their current skills.  Practice and understand math concepts and calculations needed to become a certified pharmacy technician.  You will participate in a 60 hour hands-on externship in a pharmacy setting.  MK Education will find pharmacy placement proper paperwork has been submitted.    


Prerequisites: High School Diploma or equivalent, high school math and reading comprehension, and the ability to read and write the English language.  Individuals with prior drug convictions or other felonies may be prohibited from obtaining certification, employment, and/or license.   For licensing questions, please contact the Illinois State Board of Pharmacy at 217-557-8786.

Students will receive their textbook as an e-book for assigned readings as well as a hard copy workbook.  Internet accessibility is essential to successful completion of the program.  Strongly recommend access to a laptop, desktop, or tablet for reading material.

Mon/Wed Feb 1-Jun 1
Classroom: Feb 1–Apr 25
Externship: Apr 26–May 20
Final Review: May 23
Final Exam: May 25

Graduation: Jun 1
HCS 770-001Z
$2,299(Payment Plan available, click here.)

Deadline: Jan 25

Please note: This program does not include the Certification Exam. 

FREE Health Careers Information Session
Learn details about careers as a Pharmacy
Technician, Medical Coder, & Veterinary Assistant.

Tue, Jan 12, 6-8pm

To register by phone, call 217/351-2235

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Please note: Upon completion of the training and licensing with the state, you will need to be able to produce your original high school diploma or GED equivalency certificate.  Copies are not accepted by the Licensing Board.

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