Are you interested in health but don’t necessarily want to do hands-on care? A career as a pharmacy technician gives you the opportunity to help people and enter a high-demand profession—no direct patient treatment required.
What’s a “pharm tech”? Pharmacy technicians are the front-line providers in drug store, grocery and big-box store pharmacies, but they also work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, compounding pharmacies and other settings, serving as the link between patients, doctors, pharmacists and insurance providers.
Through labs in our simulated classroom pharmacy and a clinical internship in a real pharmacy environment, Emily Griffith’s online/on-campus program prepares you with the medical knowledge and experience you need to become a well-respected member of a pharmacy team.
Emily Griffith has the only nationally accredited pharmacy technician program in the Denver area. Those new to the field must complete a program from an accredited institution in order to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) certification exam. Passing this exam qualifies you as nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) and allows you to practice in the State of Colorado.
Clinical placement: Complete a 200-hour clinical internship in a setting such as a King Soopers, Safeway, Albertsons, CVS or Walgreens pharmacy.
Facilities: Take part in a Pharmacy Technician Boot Camp in Emily Griffith’s simulated pharmacy, practicing skills you’ll need as a professional pharm tech.
What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Pharmacy Technician Certificate?
Graduates from Emily Griffith’s pharmacy technician program have gone on to these jobs:
- Pharmacy technician, Walmart Pharmacy
- Pharmacy technician, Parker Adventist Hospital
- Enterprise application analyst, Children’s Health
- Pharmacy technician, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
- Pharmacy technician, Walgreens
- Pharmacy technician, King Soopers
- Pharmacy technician, Safeway
- Pharmacy technician, Albertsons
- Pharmacy technician, CVS
Other potential career paths include jobs in specialty pharmacy settings such as compounding, home infusion, mail order, closed-door refill centers, and administrative roles computer troubleshooting, staff scheduling, recruiting in pharmacy operations, and corporate compliance.