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Pharmacy Technician Certification

Course number : 3020005   ID : 15946    Section Number : 31L
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Program Description:
  • Be on your way to become a crucial player in a growing healthcare field with our fast-paced, 80-hour Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program!
    Pharmacy Technicians are sought-after professionals for pharmacies located in hospitals, drug stores, doctors’ offices, and grocery stores. The focused curriculum will prepare you to sit for the CPhT Certification Exam from NHA, giving you the credentials needed to invest in your future and prepare for a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician.
    This course will examine the areas critical to the pharmacy technician practice to include pharmacology for technicians, laws and regulations, compounding, medication safety, quality assurance, order entry and fill processes, inventory management, billing and reimbursement.
Admission Requirements:
Technology Requirement:
  • All students need access to the internet and a computer with a webcam and microphone.
    Chromebooks, iPads, or mobile phones are not supported. 
Included with tuition:
  • Bundled price includes the course, textbook, interactive learning platform, and industry certification exam. No other certification exam can be substituted in this program. Note: The textbook and learning platform access ($450) are assigned to students on the first day of class and are non-refundable once class begins.
This program cannot be combined with any other discounts/promotions.

Class Details

16 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Wed.  
  Weekly - Fri.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  NOVA Loudoun (LC)
  NOVA Workforce Online Class.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Jennifer Thompson  2.Katie Jennings 

CEUs : 8



Please read:  Learn@Home & On Campus (Hybrid - Instructor-led): This class has multiple schedules and locations. Class meets on campus, on the days, times, and location listed on the class schedule. Please complete therequired “NOVA COVID-19 training” before coming to campus. This training is available on your CANVAS dashboard. Follow these instructions on How to access myNOVA and CANVAS.

Social distancing will be observed as per the CDC guidelines. You are required to wear a face covering or mask while on campus. See COVID-19 Face Covering Policy for more details. Please stay home if you feel ill.

The class meets online in real-time via Zoom on the days and times listed on the class schedule as NOVA Workforce Online Class. Your instructor will facilitate live online lectures and discussions. Reliable internet access and a Zoom-capable device are required. See Zoom Class Requirements for more details.

Important: I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/23/2020 - 11/11/2020 Weekly - Wed 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map Katie Jennings  ; Jennifer Thompson 
9/25/2020 - 11/13/2020 Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sterling, NOVA Loudoun (LC)  Map, Room: LC-309 Katie Jennings  ; Jennifer Thompson 

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