Pharmacy Technician Program

This program prepares students for a position as a Pharmacy Technician. A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. In the Pharmacy Technician training program at Florida Vocational Institute (FVI), we can give you the skills you need to enter this industry and thrive.

Pharmacy Technician

This program prepares students for a position as a Pharmacy Technician. A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. In the Pharmacy Technician training program at Florida Vocational Institute (FVI), we can give you the skills you need to enter this industry and thrive.

Pharmacy Technician students sorting medication

What Can I Expect?

The Pharmacy Technician program provides instruction in how to assist the pharmacist in the packing and distribution of medication. Graduates can find employment in hospitals (private and government), nursing care facilities, private and chain drug stores, drug manufacturers, wholesale drug houses, and health maintenance organizations. Students will also study the professional and technical skills necessary for direct employment as a pharmacy technician

When you complete the Pharmacy Technician program at FVI you will have mastered many skills including:

  • Ability to identify drugs by both generic and brand name
  • Ability to calculate (with different measurement systems) the correct dosage and solution strength
  • Ability to perform techniques and procedures to compound and mix different drugs
  • Ability to define ethics and explain the laws that apply to the practice of pharmacy
  • Ability to perform functions that are connected to institutional and clinical distribution systems

Campus Locations

Miami Campus

7757 West Flagler Street, Suite 220
Miami, FL 33144
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Miramar Campus

3520 Enterprise Way
Miramar, FL 33025
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Employment Opportunities

After completion, you will also open the doors to many employment opportunities in a multitude of settings such as:

  • Drug Stores
  • Grocery Store Pharmacies
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Long-term Care Pharmacies
  • Mail Order Pharmacies

Once you enter the workforce, you will be assisting pharmacists with compounding and distributing medications, helping them prepare mixtures for intravenous use, and other services that may be required in that pharmacy setting. FVI’s pharmacy technician program will allow you to work in a job position that will be very rewarding and always evolving. In addition to that, you will find that being a pharmacy technician will offer you a very stable, and secure work environment.

You will be the contact between patient, doctor, insurance company, and other medical professionals. Much like the pharmacist you visit at your local CVS or Walgreens, you will be the person who receives the prescription from patients and then verifies the prescription in order to prepare the medication. At Florida Vocational Institute, you will be able to choose classes that fit around your schedule and have access to job placement upon completion

DO I NEED TO BE CERTIFIED?

A student must become registered as Registered Pharmacy Technician with the Florida Board of Pharmacy before he/she can begin working in their field of training in the State of Florida. All employers will conduct a background check and drug screen for employment in the State of Florida.

Once you have completed our approved accredited training program at FVI, you can become certified by taking a certification exam that is approved by the State Board of Pharmacy in Florida. You can only take this exam once you have completed your training courses at FVI. In order to prepare for the certification, FVI offers 40 hours of preparation to ensure you are prepared!

Think the Pharmacy Technician program is right for you?

Contact us today to find out more about how you can enter this growing field and start a new, more rewarding career.

This program is offered at:
Miami Campus and Miramar Campus

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