DePaul University

Continuing Professional Education

Pharmacy Technician Certificate



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

This program will prepare students for entry-level pharmacy technician positions. Medical and pharmaceutical terminology will be introduced, and basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications will be a major component of the coursework along with pharmaceutical calculations. This program will provide students with the necessary information required to pass the National Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.

As a part of the Pharmacy Technician certificate program, students will be required to perform clinical rotations. Clinical rotations will include 20 hours of retail experience and 20 hours of hospital experience. The students, in their hometowns, will choose institutions to complete this requirement. The instructor will help each student individually locate local facilities where they can do their clinical rotation to fulfill the requirements for the course.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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