Pharmacy Technician

As advances in pharmaceutical technology lead us down the path towards more and more magic pills that can treat and cure myriad diseases and ailments, we will need more people who are able to understand the intricacies of the drugs we take and help to dispense them safely and effectively. These people will be pharmacists as well as pharmacy technicians who work alongside them everyday.

Through 2022, the U.S. alone is expected to add thousands of pharmacy technician jobs. As pharmacists, who must train for many years to obtain that vaunted position, are called away from the pill sorting machines to interact directly with patients, administering flu shots and vaccinations and counseling on drug interactions, pharmacy technicians step in to take on much of the day-to-day pharmacy operations.

And the pharmacy organizations are not blind to this increased need. As recently as 2014, some of the national pharmacy education organizations have begun to work together in order to ensure that pharmacy technician students receive the quality of education they need to be valuable members of their teams once they gain employment. This includes the creation of the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission, which will “work collaboratively to develop an accreditation system for pharmacy technician education and training programs that reflects all pharmacy practice settings and, if feasible, to consolidate the activities into one accrediting body” (NABP, 2014).

Pharmacy Technician fast facts
Projected Jobs Created70,700
Projected Job Growth20%
Low Salary$20,580
Average Salary (Median)$29,320
High Salary$42,400
Entry-Level EDUHS Diploma
Sourced from BLS, January 2015

Degree & certification Programs

As is the case with so many healthcare careers, degree requirements for pharmacy technicians vary from state to state. In some states, entry level technicians may begin trainee programs with no experience at all and a minimum requirement of a high school diploma. However, in other states students must complete a fully accredited pharmacy technician training program and/or obtain an Associate of Science degree in pharmacy technology from a pharmacy tech school before they can begin work. Before enrolling in any program, students should be sure to familiarize themselves with the requirements in their state. The following is just a sampling of the types of pharmacy technician programs available around the country:

  • Clover Park Technical College: At CPTC, pharmacy technician students will work towards an AAT degree in three to four quarters, with courses offered in fall, spring, and summer. The program is a combination of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience for a well rounded pharmacy technician background. Classes take place at either the Lakewood or Puyallap, Washington campus.

  • Cleveland Clinic: The pharmacy technician program at Cleveland Clinic is unique in that students begin with hands on experience from day one. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and pass math and reading evaluations (or show a minimum GPA from college courses in those subjects. Due to the high demand for this program, students must also have at least two semesters of college-level coursework or give years of professional work experiences, or ACT or SAT scores. The program consists of 15 weeks of classroom instruction and hands-on observation followed by a 10 week externship.

  • Medical Education and Training Campus: The pharmacy technician program at the METC in Fort Sam Houston in Texas is open only to member of the military. The program consists of two phases, the first of which takes place on campus. The second phase is a clinical training portion conducted at military and civilian treatment facilities. This can be a wonderful opportunity for military service members who wish to begin an education that will stay with them after they have left the service.

  • Cerritos College: For Southern California residents, the pharmacy technician program at Cerritos College is quite convenient. The program offers both a certificate and Associate’s Degree track for incoming students and has been accredited by the ASHP since 1999. Successful completion of either program qualified students to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy, which is a prerequisite for gaining employment as a pharmacy technician.

  • Pima Medical Institute: With accredited locations in both Arizona and Nevada, PMI offers a comprehensive pharmacy technician program to students in both states. In 10 months, students will complete a pharmacy technician certificate and have the opportunity to work in the school’s real-world lab during the first semester and going forward.

List of Pharmacy Technician Schools

Filter by state :
SchoolCityStateWebsiteTotal grads (2013)
United Education Institute-Huntington Park CampusHuntington ParkCaliforniahttp://www.uei.edu/389
American Auto InstituteGardenaCaliforniahttp://www.ueicareers.com213
Manhattan InstituteNew YorkNew Yorkhttp://www.manhattaninstitute.edu/ 156
Southern Careers Institute-San AntonioSan AntonioTexashttp://www.scitexas.edu136
American Career College-OntarioOntarioCaliforniahttp://americancareercollege.edu/ 127
American Career College-AnaheimAnaheimCaliforniahttp://americancareercollege.edu/120
Downey Adult SchoolDowneyCaliforniahttp://www.das.edu119
UEI College-FresnoFresnoCaliforniahttp://www.uei.edu/111
Pima Medical Institute-Chula VistaChula VistaCaliforniahttp://pmi.edu108
Oakton Community CollegeDes PlainesIllinoishttp://www.oakton.edu109
Ivy Tech Community CollegeIndianapolisIndianahttp://www.ivytech.edu109
Kaplan College-Las VegasLas VegasNevadahttps://www.brightwood.edu/locations/las-vegas-nv/105
Institute of Technology IncClovisCaliforniahttp://www.iot.edu/ 98
Mountainland Applied Technology CollegeLehiUtahhttp://mlatc.edu/ 95
American Career College-Los AngelesLos AngelesCaliforniahttp://americancareercollege.edu/95
Remington College-Dallas CampusGarlandTexashttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/dallas-texas-career-schools-overview/ 92
MCI Institute of TechnologyWest Palm BeachFloridahttp://medicalinstitutepb.edu/ 92
Concorde Career College-MemphisMemphisTennesseehttp://www.concorde.edu93
Sanford-Brown Institute-CranstonCranstonRhode Islandhttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/cranston 88
Sanford-Brown Institute-TampaTampaFloridahttp://www.SBI-tampa.com89
Ponce Paramedical College IncPoncePuerto Ricohttp://www.popac.edu90
Everest College-City of IndustryCity of IndustryCaliforniahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 86
Remington College-Memphis CampusMemphisTennesseehttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/memphis-tennessee-career-colleges-overview/ 84
Everest College-Bedford ParkBedford ParkIllinoishttp://www.everest.edu/locations 82
Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios-San JuanSan JuanPuerto Ricohttp://www.cempr.edu78
Arizona College-GlendaleGlendaleArizonahttp://www.arizonacollege.edu78
Everest College-OntarioOntarioCaliforniahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 79
St Louis College of Health Careers-St LouisSaint LouisMissourihttp://www.saintlouishealthcareers.com/ 78
Florida Education InstituteMiamiFloridahttp://www.fei.edu78
Pima Medical Institute-Las VegasLas VegasNevadahttp://pmi.edu75
Sanford-Brown Institute-Garden CityGarden CityNew Yorkhttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/garden-city 73
Professional Training CentersMiamiFloridahttp://phsc.edu/programs73
Pima Medical Institute-MesaMesaArizonahttp://pmi.edu73
National University College-BayamonBayamonPuerto Ricohttp://www.nuc.edu73
Everest College-TacomaTacomaWashingtonhttp://www.everest.edu/campus/tacoma74
Pima Medical Institute-TucsonTucsonArizonahttp://pmi.edu72
ASA CollegeBrooklynNew Yorkhttp://www.asa.edu72
Everest College-Atlanta WestAtlantaGeorgiahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/atlanta_west71
Davis Applied Technology CollegeKaysvilleUtahhttp://www.datc.edu68
Huertas CollegeCaguasPuerto Ricohttp://www.huertas.edu69
Everest Institute-KendallMiamiFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 69
Everest College-Santa AnaSanta AnaCaliforniahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 66
Southeastern College-GreenacresGreenacresFloridahttp://www.sec.edu/67
Everest College-TorranceTorranceCaliforniahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 67
Santa Rosa Junior CollegeSanta RosaCaliforniahttp://www.santarosa.edu65
San Joaquin Valley College-VisaliaVisaliaCaliforniahttp://www.sjvc.edu64
Jefferson Community and Technical CollegeLouisvilleKentuckyhttp://www.jefferson.kctcs.edu64
Carrington College-MesaMesaArizonahttp://carrington.edu/ 64
San Joaquin Valley College-FresnoFresnoCaliforniahttp://www.sjvc.edu62
Kaplan College-San Antonio-San PedroSan AntonioTexashttps://www.brightwood.edu/locations/north-san-antonio-tx/62
Houston Community CollegeHoustonTexashttp://www.hccs.edu62
Fortis College-Baton RougeBaton RougeLouisianahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 63
Anthem College-SacramentoSacramentoCaliforniahttp://www.anthem.edu63
Pima Medical Institute-AlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNew Mexicohttp://pmi.edu61
Lincoln Technical Institute-Center City PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniahttp://www.lincolnedu.com/ 61
Lincoln Technical Institute-AllentownAllentownPennsylvaniahttp://www.lincolnedu.com/ 61
College of DuPageGlen EllynIllinoishttp://www.cod.edu61
Remington College-Fort Worth CampusFort WorthTexashttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/fort-worth-texas-career-schools-overview/ 59
Clark CollegeVancouverWashingtonhttp://www.clark.edu59
Carrington College-PhoenixPhoenixArizonahttp://carrington.edu/ 59
All-State Career-BaltimoreBaltimoreMarylandhttp://www.allstatecareer.edu59
Pima Medical Institute-DenverDenverColoradohttp://pmi.edu57
Santa Ana CollegeSanta AnaCaliforniahttp://www.sac.edu/Pages/default.aspx 58
Sanford-Brown Institute-New YorkNew YorkNew Yorkhttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/new-york 58
Everest Institute-South PlainfieldSouth PlainfieldNew Jerseyhttp://www.everest.edu/campus/south_plainfield56
Concorde Career Institute-TampaTampaFloridahttp://www.concorde.edu56
San Joaquin Valley College-HesperiaHesperiaCaliforniahttp://www.sjvc.edu55
Everest College-ArlingtonArlingtonTexashttp://www.everest.edu/locations 55
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational ProgramRedlandsCaliforniahttp://www.cryrop.org55
Baker College of FlintFlintMichiganhttp://www.baker.edu55
Front Range Community CollegeWestminsterColoradohttp://www.frontrange.edu54
Dorsey Business Schools-RosevilleRosevilleMichiganhttp://www.dorsey.edu54
American National UniversitySalemVirginiahttps://www.an.edu/ 54
Remington College-North Houston CampusHoustonTexashttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/north-houston-texas-colleges/ 53
Everest University-Pompano BeachPompano BeachFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/pompano_beach53
Everest College-Melrose ParkMelrose ParkIllinoishttp://www.everest.edu/locations 53
Anthem Career College-MemphisMemphisTennesseehttp://www.anthem.edu53
Everest College-Earth CityEarth CityMissourihttp://www.everest.edu/locations 52
Charles A Jones Career and Education CenterSacramentoCaliforniahttp://caj.scusd.edu/ 52
Unitek CollegeFremontCaliforniahttp://www.unitekcollege.edu/ 51
San Joaquin Valley College-BakersfieldBakersfieldCaliforniahttp://www.sjvc.edu/51
Clover Park Technical CollegeLakewoodWashingtonhttp://www.cptc.edu51
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman CollegeChicagoIllinoishttp://ccc.edu/colleges/truman/pages/default.aspx51
Everest College-ResedaResedaCaliforniahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 50
Everest College-ChesapeakeChesapeakeVirginiahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/chesapeake50
Pima Medical Institute-RentonRentonWashingtonhttp://pmi.edu49
The Bryman School of ArizonaPhoenixArizonahttp://www.anthem.edu/UEICollege 48
Fortis Institute-Fort LauderdaleLauderdale LakesFloridahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 48
Everest Institute-KalamazooKalamazooMichiganhttp://www.everest.edu/locations 48
Atlanta Technical CollegeAtlantaGeorgiahttp://www.atlantatech.edu/48
Central New Mexico Community CollegeAlbuquerqueNew Mexicohttp://www.cnm.edu47
Lone Star College SystemThe WoodlandsTexashttp://www.lonestar.edu47
Lansing Community CollegeLansingMichiganhttp://www.lcc.edu47
Four-D CollegeColtonCaliforniahttp://47
San Jacinto Community CollegePasadenaTexashttp://www.sjcd.edu46
Remington College-Houston CampusHoustonTexashttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/houston-texas-college-career-schools/ 46
Remington College-Baton Rouge CampusBaton RougeLouisianahttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/baton-rouge-career-college/ 46
Everest College-RentonRentonWashingtonhttp://www.everest.edu/campus/renton46
Coyne CollegeChicagoIllinoishttp://www.coynecollege.edu46
Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeSioux CityIowahttps://www.witcc.edu/index.cfm? 45
Technical Education Center-OsceolaKissimmeeFloridahttp://45
National University College-AreciboAreciboPuerto Ricohttp://www.nuc.edu45
Everest Institute-EaganEaganMinnesotahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 45
Everest College-EverettEverettWashingtonhttp://www.everest.edu/campus/everett45
Wichita Technical InstituteWichitaKansashttp://www.wti.edu44
National College-NashvilleNashvilleTennesseehttp://www.national-college.edu44
Fortis Institute-WayneWayneNew Jerseyhttps://www.fortis.edu/ 44
Everest Institute-North MiamiMiamiFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 44
Milwaukee Career CollegeMilwaukeeWisconsinhttp://www.mkecc.edu43
Fortis College-LandoverLandoverMarylandhttps://www.fortis.edu/ 43
Everest University-South OrlandoOrlandoFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/south_orlando43
Edmonds Community CollegeLynnwoodWashingtonhttp://www.edcc.edu43
Miami Dade CollegeMiamiFloridahttp://www.mdc.edu/main/42
Everest University-Orange ParkOrange ParkFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/orange_park42
Virginia College-SpartanburgSpartanburgSouth Carolinahttp://www.vc.edu/ 41
TESST College of Technology-BaltimoreBaltimoreMarylandhttps://www.brightwood.edu/locations/baltimore-md/41
Sanford-Brown College-HoustonHoustonTexashttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/houston41
Kaplan Career Institute-Franklin MillsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniahttps://www.brightwoodcareer.edu/locations/philadelphia-mills-pa/41
Kaplan Career Institute-BroomallBroomallPennsylvaniahttps://www.brightwoodcareer.edu/locations/broomall-pa/41
Anthem Institute-Las VegasLas VegasNevadahttp://www.anthem.edu41
Universidad Del TuraboGuraboPuerto Ricohttp://ut.suagm.edu/ 40
Sanford-Brown College-PhoenixPhoenixArizonahttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/phoenix 40
Carrington College-PortlandPortlandOregonhttp://carrington.edu/ 40
Somerset Community CollegeSomersetKentuckyhttp://www.somerset.kctcs.edu/39
Remington College-Cleveland CampusClevelandOhiohttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/cleveland-ohio-career-schools-overview/ 39
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology CollegeOgdenUtahhttp://www.owatc.edu39
Fortis College-MiamiMiamiFloridahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 39
Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios-HumacaoHumacaoPuerto Ricohttp://www.cempr.edu39
Remington College-Mobile CampusMobileAlabamahttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/mobile-alabama-colleges-campus/ 38
North-West College-West CovinaWest CovinaCaliforniahttp://www.north-westcollege.edu38
Kaplan College-VistaVistaCaliforniahttps://www.brightwood.edu/locations/vista-ca/ 38
Everest College-Merrionette ParkMerrionette ParkIllinoishttp://www.everest.edu/locations 38
Everest College-AlhambraAlhambraCaliforniahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 38
Cerritos CollegeNorwalkCaliforniahttp://www.cerritos.edu38
Virginia College-Baton RougeBaton RougeLouisianahttp://www.vc.edu/campus/baton-rouge-louisiana-college.cfm37
Seattle Community College-North CampusSeattleWashingtonhttp://www.northseattle.edu37
Remington College-Lafayette CampusLafayetteLouisianahttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/lafayette-louisiana-career-college/ 37
Pennco Tech-BlackwoodBlackwoodNew Jerseyhttp://penncotech.edu/ 37
Midwest Technical Institute-East PeoriaEast PeoriaIllinoishttps://midwesttech.edu/ 37
Everest Institute-DetroitDetroitMichiganhttp://www.everest.edu/campus/detroit37
Concorde Career Institute-MiramarMiramarFloridahttp://www.concorde.edu37
Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette CampusLafayetteLouisianahttp://solacc.edu/ 37
Southern Careers Institute-Corpus ChristiCorpus ChristiTexashttp://www.scitexas.edu36
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa MariaSanta MariaCaliforniahttp://www.sbbcollege.edu/ 36
Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCESLiverpoolNew Yorkhttp://ocmboces.org36
Midlands Technical CollegeWest ColumbiaSouth Carolinahttp://www.midlandstech.edu36
Harris School of Business-Linwood CampusLinwoodNew Jerseyhttp://www.harrisschool.edu/ 36
Guilford Technical Community CollegeJamestownNorth Carolinahttp://home.gtcc.edu/ 36
Dorsey Business Schools-SaginawSaginawMichiganhttp://www.dorsey.edu/ 36
Davidson County Community CollegeThomasvilleNorth Carolinahttps://www.davidsonccc.edu/ 36
Chaffey CollegeRancho CucamongaCaliforniahttp://www.chaffey.edu36
Carrington College-AlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNew Mexicohttp://carrington.edu/ 36
San Joaquin Valley College-ModestoSalidaCaliforniahttp://www.sjvc.edu35
Greenville Technical CollegeGreenvilleSouth Carolinahttp://www.gvltec.edu/index.aspx 35
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley CollegeChicagoIllinoishttp://ccc.edu/colleges/daley/pages/default.aspx35
Career College of Northern NevadaSparksNevadahttp://www.ccnn.edu/ 35
Baker College of Allen ParkAllen ParkMichiganhttp://www.baker.edu35
Sanford-Brown College-IndianapolisIndianapolisIndianahttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/indianapolis 34
Renton Technical CollegeRentonWashingtonhttp://www.rtc.edu34
Remington College-Columbia CampusColumbiaSouth Carolinahttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/columbia-south-carolina-technical-college/ 34
Carrington College-TucsonTucsonArizonahttp://carrington.edu/ 34
American College of HealthcareRiversideCaliforniahttp://www.ach.edu/programs/pharmacy-technician-school-riverside/ 34
Vatterott College-Kansas CityKansas CityMissourihttp://www.vatterott.edu34
Warren County Career CenterLebanonOhiohttp://www.mywccc.org33
Sullivan UniversityLouisvilleKentuckyhttp://sullivan.edu/ 33
Lincoln Technical Institute-SomervilleSomervilleMassachusettshttp://www.lincolnedu.com/ 33
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-BayamonBayamonPuerto Ricohttp://inter.edu/i/33
Dewey University-Hato ReyHato ReyPuerto Ricohttp://www.dewey.edu33
Career Networks InstituteOrangeCaliforniahttp://cnicollege.edu/ 33
Everest University-LargoLargoFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/largo32
Everest College-SkokieSkokieIllinoishttp://www.everest.edu/locations 32
Everest College-GardenaGardenaCaliforniahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 32
Austin Community College DistrictAustinTexashttp://www.austincc.edu32
Southern Careers Institute-AustinAustinTexashttp://www.scitexas.edu32
Pima Medical Institute-Colorado SpringsColorado SpringsColoradohttp://pmi.edu32
Midwest Technical Institute-SpringfieldSpringfieldIllinoishttps://midwesttech.edu32
YTI Career Institute-AltoonaAltoonaPennsylvaniahttp://www.yti.edu31
Tulsa Community CollegeTulsaOklahomahttp://www.tulsacc.edu31
Pima Medical Institute-SeattleSeattleWashingtonhttp://pmi.edu31
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San GermanSan GermanPuerto Ricohttp://www.sg.inter.edu31
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-AguadillaAguadillaPuerto Ricohttp://www.aguadilla.inter.edu/index.php?nomobile=1 31
Georgia Northwestern Technical CollegeRomeGeorgiahttp://www.gntc.edu31
Brookline College-TucsonTucsonArizonahttp://brooklinecollege.edu/ 31
Brookline College-TempeTempeArizonahttp://brooklinecollege.edu/ 31
Bossier Parish Community CollegeBossier CityLouisianahttp://www.bpcc.edu31
Everest College-AuroraAuroraColoradohttp://www.everest.edu/campus/aurora30
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey CollegeChicagoIllinoishttp://ccc.edu/colleges/olive-harvey/pages/default.aspx30
Carrington College-SpokaneSpokaneWashingtonhttp://carrington.edu/ 30
Brookline College-PhoenixPhoenixArizonahttp://brooklinecollege.edu/ 30
Anthem College-PortlandBeavertonOregonhttp://www.anthem.edu30
Anthem College-OrlandoOrlandoFloridahttp://www.anthem.edu30
Virginia College-PensacolaPensacolaFloridahttp://www.vc.edu29
Sanford-Brown College-HillsideHillsideIllinoishttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/hillside 29
Omega InstitutePennsaukenNew Jerseyhttp://omegainstitute.edu/ 29
CCI Training Center-ArlingtonArlingtonTexashttp://www.cci-training.com29
Bramson ORT CollegeForest HillsNew Yorkhttp://bramsonort.edu29
Baker College of MuskegonMuskegonMichiganhttp://www.Baker.edu29
Baker College of Clinton TownshipClinton TownshipMichiganhttp://www.baker.edu29
Virginia College-SavannahSavannahGeorgiahttp://www.vc.edu/campus/savannah-georgia-college.cfm28
Universidad Del EsteCarolinaPuerto Ricohttp://ac.suagm.edu/ 28
Spokane Community CollegeSpokaneWashingtonhttp://www.scc.spokane.edu28
Southern Crescent Technical CollegeGriffinGeorgiahttps://www.sctech.edu/ 28
Southeast Technical InstituteSioux FallsSouth Dakotahttp://www.southeasttech.edu28
Pioneer Pacific CollegeWilsonvilleOregonhttp://www.pioneerpacific.edu28
Lincoln Technical Institute-Northeast PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniahttp://www.lincolnedu.com/ 28
Dorsey Business Schools-SouthgateSouthgateMichiganhttp://www.dorsey.edu28
College of Southern NevadaLas VegasNevadahttp://www.csn.edu28
Central Oregon Community CollegeBendOregonhttp://www.cocc.edu28
Carrington College California-San LeandroSan LeandroCaliforniahttp://carrington.edu/ 28
Remington College-Cleveland West CampusNorth OlmstedOhiohttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/cleveland-west-ohio-career-colleges/ 27
Lincoln Technical Institute-LowellLowellMassachusettshttp://www.lincolnedu.com/ 27
International Business College-El PasoEl PasoTexashttp://ibcelpaso.edu27
Imperial Valley CollegeImperialCaliforniahttp://www.imperial.edu27
Fortis College-MobileMobileAlabamahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 27
Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios-BayamonBayam?nPuerto Ricohttp://www.cempr.edu27
Bridgerland Applied Technology CollegeLoganUtahhttp://www.batc.edu27
Virginia College-BiloxiBiloxiMississippihttp://www.vc.edu/college/biloxi-colleges-mississippi.cfm26
Virginia College-AugustaAugustaGeorgiahttp://www.vc.edu/campus/augusta-georgia-college.cfm26
Tucson CollegeTucsonArizonahttp://www.tucsoncollege.edu26
Polaris Career CenterMiddleburg HeightsOhiohttp://www.polaris.edu26
North-West College-GlendaleGlendaleCaliforniahttp://www.north-westcollege.edu26
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-PonceMerceditaPuerto Ricohttp://www.ponce.inter.edu26
Fortis Institute-CookevilleCookevilleTennesseehttps://www.fortis.edu/ 26
Dixie Applied Technology CollegeSaint GeorgeUtahhttp://www.dxatc.edu/ 26
Delgado Community CollegeNew OrleansLouisianahttp://WWW.DCC.EDU26
Dawn Career Institute IncWilmingtonDelawarehttps://www.dawncareerinstitute.edu/ 26
Columbus Technical CollegeColumbusGeorgiahttp://www.columbustech.edu/26
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-ClevelandClevelandOhiohttp://www.cidma.edu26
Ashland Community and Technical CollegeAshlandKentuckyhttp://www.ashland.kctcs.edu/26
Virginia College-CharlestonNorth CharlestonSouth Carolinahttp://www.vc.edu/college/charleston-colleges.cfm 25
Unitech Training Academy-LafayetteLafayetteLouisianahttp://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 25
Remington College-Colorado Springs CampusColorado SpringsColoradohttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/colorado/colorado-springs-college/ 25
Radford M Locklin Technical CenterMiltonFloridahttp://www.locklintech.com25
National College-LexingtonLexingtonKentuckyhttp://www.national-college.edu25
Fortis College-DothanDothanAlabamahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 25
Everest University-LakelandLakelandFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/lakeland25
Everest University-JacksonvilleJacksonvilleFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/jacksonville25
Everest Institute-GahannaGahannaOhiohttp://www.everest.edu/locations 25
Baker College of OwossoOwossoMichiganhttp://www.baker.edu25
Wiregrass Georgia Technical CollegeValdostaGeorgiahttp://www.wiregrass.edu/24
Virginia College-GreenvilleGreenvilleSouth Carolinahttp://www.vc.edu/ 24
Southwest Tennessee Community CollegeMemphisTennesseehttp://www.southwest.tn.edu24
Pima Medical Institute-HoustonHoustonTexashttp://pmi.edu24
Medvance Institute-West PalmPalm SpringsFloridahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 24
Kaplan College-DaytonDaytonOhiohttps://www.brightwood.edu/locations/dayton-oh/24
Hacienda La Puente Adult EducationLa PuenteCaliforniahttp://www.hlpae.com24
Walters State Community CollegeMorristownTennesseehttp://www.ws.edu/home/ 23
San Joaquin Valley College-OntarioOntarioCaliforniahttp://www.sjvc.edu/ 23
Monroe CollegeBronxNew Yorkhttps://www.monroecollege.edu/ 23
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-FajardoFajardoPuerto Ricohttp://www.fajardo.inter.edu/23
Fortis College-Orange ParkOrange ParkFloridahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 23
Eagle Gate College-MurrayMurrayUtahhttp://www.eaglegatecollege.edu/ 23
Columbia Centro Universitario-CaguasCaguasPuerto Ricohttp://www.columbiacentral.edu/web2014/ 23
Virginia College-MaconMaconGeorgiahttp://www.vc.edu/campus/macon-georgia-college.cfm22
Virginia College-JacksonvilleJacksonvilleFloridahttp://www.vc.edu/college/jacksonville-colleges.cfm22
Unitech Training Academy-Lake CharlesLake CharlesLouisianahttp://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 22
Sanford-Brown College-Tinley ParkTinley ParkIllinoishttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/tinley-park 22
Pueblo Community CollegePuebloColoradohttp://www.pueblocc.edu22
Fayetteville Technical Community CollegeFayettevilleNorth Carolinahttp://www.faytechcc.edu22
Everest College-BremertonBremertonWashingtonhttp://www.everest.edu/campus/bremerton22
Columbiana County Career and Technical CenterLisbonOhiohttp://www.ccctc.k12.oh.us/22
Anthem College-PhoenixPhoenixArizonahttp://www.anthem.edu22
Anthem College-IrvingIrvingTexashttp://www.anthem.edu/pharmacy-technician-school/22
Allegany College of MarylandCumberlandMarylandhttp://www.allegany.edu22
Texas State Technical College-WacoWacoTexashttp://www.waco.tstc.edu21
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-MemphisMemphisTennesseehttp://www.tcatmemphis.edu21
Nova College de Puerto RicoBayamonPuerto Ricohttp://www.novacollegepr.com21
Northwest Educational CenterHoustonTexashttp://northwestedcenter.com21
Kirkwood Community CollegeCedar RapidsIowahttp://www.kirkwood.edu21
Everest College-West Los AngelesLos AngelesCaliforniahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 21
Brookline College-AlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNew Mexicohttp://brooklinecollege.edu/ 21
Lincoln Technical Institute-LincolnLincolnRhode Islandhttp://www.lincolnedu.com20
Carrington College California-StocktonStocktonCaliforniahttp://carrington.edu/ 20
Carrington College California-SacramentoSacramentoCaliforniahttp://carrington.edu/ 20
Carrington College California-Citrus HeightsCitrus HeightsCaliforniahttp://carrington.edu/ 20
Baker College of Auburn HillsAuburn HillsMichiganhttp://www.baker.edu20
Anthem College-Maryland HeightsMaryland HeightsMissourihttp://www.anthem.edu20
Angelina CollegeLufkinTexashttp://www.angelina.edu20
Albany Technical CollegeAlbanyGeorgiahttp://www.albanytech.edu20
William T McFatter Technical CenterDavieFloridahttp://www.mcfattertech.com20
Virginia College-RichmondRichmondVirginiahttp://www.vc.edu/campus/richmond-virginia-college.cfm20
Unitech Training Academy-AlexandriaAlexandriaLouisianahttp://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 20
Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley CampusTulsaOklahomahttp://www.tulsatech.edu20
Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers-San AntonioSan AntonioTexashttp://www.sws.edu20
Santa Barbara Business College-BakersfieldBakersfieldCaliforniahttp://www.sbbcollege.edu/ 20
Pennco Tech-BristolBristolPennsylvaniahttp://penncotech.edu/locations/bristol-pa 20
Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeMilwaukeeWisconsinhttp://www.matc.edu/ 19
Milan Institute-SparksSparksNevadahttp://milaninstitute.edu/ 19
Linn-Benton Community CollegeAlbanyOregonhttp://www.linnbenton.edu19
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X CollegeChicagoIllinoishttp://www.ccc.edu/colleges/malcolm-x/pages/default.aspx19
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-MurfreesboroMurfreesboroTennesseehttp://www.tcatmurfreesboro.edu19
Remington College-Little Rock CampusLittle RockArkansashttp://www.remingtoncollege.edu/little-rock-arkansas-technical-colleges/ 19
Pinellas Technical Education Center-St PetersburgSaint PetersburgFloridahttp://myptec.org/ 18
Ogeechee Technical CollegeStatesboroGeorgiahttp://www.ogeecheetech.edu18
Indian Hills Community CollegeOttumwaIowahttp://www.indianhills.edu18
Galaxy Medical CollegeNorth HollywoodCaliforniahttp://www.galaxymedcollege.com18
Fortis College-CentervilleCentervilleOhiohttps://www.fortis.edu/ 18
Foothill CollegeLos Altos HillsCaliforniahttp://www.foothill.edu18
Chattanooga State Community CollegeChattanoogaTennesseehttps://www.chattanoogastate.edu/ 18
Access CareersBrooklynNew Yorkhttp://www.accesscareers.edu18
West Kentucky Community and Technical CollegePaducahKentuckyhttp://www.westkentucky.kctcs.edu18
West Georgia Technical CollegeWacoGeorgiahttp://www.westgatech.edu18
Vance-Granville Community CollegeHendersonNorth Carolinahttp://www.vgcc.edu18
Washington-Holmes Technical CenterChipleyFloridahttp://washingtonholmestechcenter.schoolinsites.com/ 17
Virginia College-MobileMobileAlabamahttp://www.vc.edu17
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-LivingstonLivingstonTennesseehttp://www.tcatlivingston.edu17
Spartanburg Community CollegeSpartanburgSouth Carolinahttps://www.sccsc.edu/home/ 17
South Texas CollegeMcAllenTexashttp://www.southtexascollege.edu17
Robert Morris University IllinoisChicagoIllinoishttp://www.robertmorris.edu/17
Pima Community CollegeTucsonArizonahttps://www.pima.edu/ 17
Oconee Fall Line Technical CollegeSandersvilleGeorgiahttp://www.oftc.edu17
North Dakota State College of ScienceWahpetonNorth Dakotahttps://www.ndscs.edu/ 17
Milan Institute-Las VegasLas VegasNevadahttp://milaninstitute.edu/ 17
Lincoln Technical Institute-BrocktonBrocktonMassachusettshttp://www.lincolnedu.com/ 17
Humacao Community CollegeHumacaoPuerto Ricohttp://www.hccpr.edu17
Cuyahoga Community College DistrictClevelandOhiohttp://www.tri-c.edu17
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-MentorMentorOhiohttp://www.cidma.edu17
YTI Career Institute-Capital RegionMechanicsburgPennsylvaniahttp://www.yti.edu16
Western Dakota Technical InstituteRapid CitySouth Dakotahttps://www.wdt.edu16
West Virginia Junior College-BridgeportBridgeportWest Virginiahttp://www.wvjc.edu16
Washtenaw Community CollegeAnn ArborMichiganhttp://www.wccnet.edu16
Virginia College-School of Business and Health-ChattanoogaChattanoogaTennesseehttp://www.vc.edu/college/chattanooga-colleges-tennessee.cfm16
Ultimate Medical Academy-ClearwaterClearwaterFloridahttp://www.ultimatemedical.edu16
Riverside County Office of EducationRiversideCaliforniahttp://www.riversidesce.org16
Piedmont Technical CollegeGreenwoodSouth Carolinahttp://www.ptc.edu16
Northwestern Institute of Health and TechnologyChicagoIllinoishttp://www.nwiht.org/main/ 16
North-West College-PomonaPomonaCaliforniahttp://www.north-westcollege.edu16
Milan Institute-NampaNampaIdahohttp://milaninstitute.edu/ 16
Midwest Technical Institute-MolineMolineIllinoishttps://midwesttech.edu/ 16
Meridian Technology CenterStillwaterOklahomahttps://www.meridiantech.edu/programs/health-careers/16
Hawaii Medical CollegeHonoluluHawaiihttp://www.hmi.edu16
Everest Institute-TigardTigardOregonhttp://www.everest.edu/campus/tigard16
Everest Institute-PittsburghPittsburghPennsylvaniahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/pittsburgh16
Dorsey Business Schools-WayneWayneMichiganhttp://www.dorsey.edu16
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-LyndhurstLyndhurstOhiohttp://www.cidma.edu16
Carrington College California-San JoseSan JoseCaliforniahttp://carrington.edu/ 16
Brown Mackie College-CincinnatiCincinnatiOhiohttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 16
Baker College of Port HuronPort HuronMichiganhttp://www.baker.edu/16
Antilles School of Technical CareersSan JuanPuerto Ricohttp://antillespr.edu/ 16
Fortis College-SmyrnaSmyrnaGeorgiahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 15
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell CampusRoswellNew Mexicohttp://www.roswell.enmu.edu15
Daymar Institute-ClarksvilleClarksvilleTennesseehttp://www.daymarinstitute.edu15
College of the MainlandTexas CityTexashttp://www.com.edu15
Chemeketa Community CollegeSalemOregonhttp://www.chemeketa.edu15
Carrington College California-AntiochAntiochCaliforniahttp://carrington.edu/ 15
Capital Area Technical CollegeBaton RougeLouisianahttp://www.mybrcc.edu/ 15
Brown Mackie College-AtlantaAtlantaGeorgiahttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 15
Brown Mackie College-AlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNew Mexicohttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 15
Asher CollegeSacramentoCaliforniahttp://www.asher.edu15
Arapahoe Community CollegeLittletonColoradohttps://www.arapahoe.edu/ 15
Virginia College-JacksonJacksonMississippihttp://www.vc.edu15
Unitech Training Academy-West MonroeWest MonroeLouisianahttp://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 15
Uintah Basin Applied Technology CollegeRooseveltUtahhttp://www.ubatc.edu/15
Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization CenterMinneapolisMinnesotahttp://WWW.SAOIC.ORG15
San Bernardino Valley CollegeSan BernardinoCaliforniahttp://www.valleycollege.edu15
North-West College-RiversideRiversideCaliforniahttp://www.north-westcollege.edu15
Los Angeles ORT College-Los Angeles CampusLos AngelesCaliforniahttp://www.laort.edu15
Horry-Georgetown Technical CollegeConwaySouth Carolinahttp://www.hgtc.edu15
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-AreciboAreciboPuerto Ricohttp://www.arecibo.inter.edu/portal/default.htm14
Everest Institute-JonesboroJonesboroGeorgiahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/jonesboro14
Daymar College-LouisvilleLouisvilleKentuckyhttp://www.daymarcollege.edu14
College of the SequoiasVisaliaCaliforniahttp://www.cos.edu/Pages/default.aspx 14
Chippewa Valley Technical CollegeEau ClaireWisconsinhttp://www.cvtc.edu/home.aspx 14
Carrington College-BoiseBoiseIdahohttp://carrington.edu/ 14
Anthem College-MinnesotaSaint Louis ParkMinnesotahttp://www.anthem.edu14
Anthem College-FentonFentonMissourihttp://www.anthem.edu14
Alvin Community CollegeAlvinTexashttp://www.alvincollege.edu14
Westside TechWinter GardenFloridahttp://www.ocpstechcenters.net/WestsideTech/Pages/default.aspx14
Virginia College-HuntsvilleHuntsvilleAlabamahttp://WWW.VC.EDU14
Trident Technical CollegeCharlestonSouth Carolinahttp://www.tridenttech.edu14
Ridge Career CenterWinter HavenFloridahttp://www.ridge.edu/14
Richmond School of Health and TechnologyCHESTERVirginiahttp://chestercareercollege.edu/14
Platt College-TulsaTulsaOklahomahttp://www.plattcolleges.edu14
Pennsylvania Institute of TechnologyMediaPennsylvaniahttp://www.pit.edu14
National University College-Rio GrandeRio GrandePuerto Ricohttp://www.nuc.edu14
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-GuayamaGuayamaPuerto Ricohttp://www.guayama.inter.edu13
Great Lakes Institute of TechnologyEriePennsylvaniahttp://www.glit.edu13
El Paso Community CollegeEl PasoTexashttp://www.epcc.edu/_layouts/temp/index.html 13
Eastern Arizona CollegeThatcherArizonahttp://www.eac.edu13
Des Moines Area Community CollegeAnkenyIowahttps://www.dmacc.edu/Pages/welcome.aspx 13
Daymar College-Bowling GreenBowling GreenKentuckyhttp://www.daymarcollege.edu13
Brown Mackie College-AkronAkronOhiohttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 13
Brewster Technical CenterTampaFloridahttp://www.brewster.edu13
Blackhawk Technical CollegeJanesvilleWisconsinhttp://www.blackhawk.edu13
Bidwell Training Center IncPittsburghPennsylvaniahttp://www.bidwell-training.org13
Atenas CollegeManatiPuerto Ricohttp://atenascollege.edu/13
Virginia College-ColumbusColumbusGeorgiahttp://www.vc.edu/college/columbus-georgia-colleges.cfm13
Virginia College-AustinAustinTexashttp://www.vc.edu/ 13
Vatterott College-Spring ValleyOmahaNebraskahttp://www.vatterott.edu13
Vatterott College-JoplinJoplinMissourihttp://www.vatterott.edu13
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-AthensAthensTennesseehttp://www.tcatathens.edu/full-time-programs/pharmacy-technology13
State Fair Community CollegeSedaliaMissourihttp://www.sfccmo.edu/pages/1.asp 13
Southeastern Technical CollegeVidaliaGeorgiahttp://www.southeasterntech.edu13
Sanford-Brown College-ColumbusColumbusOhiohttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/columbus 13
Platt College-LawtonLawtonOklahomahttp://www.plattcolleges.edu13
Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeJohnstownPennsylvaniahttp://www.pennhighlands.edu13
Northland Community and Technical CollegeThief River FallsMinnesotahttp://www.northlandcollege.edu13
North Central Kansas Technical CollegeBeloitKansashttp://www.ncktc.edu13
Milan Institute-AmarilloAmarilloTexashttp://milaninstitute.edu/ 13
Wake Technical Community CollegeRaleighNorth Carolinahttp://www.waketech.edu/ 12
Vernon CollegeVernonTexashttp://www.vernoncollege.edu12
Stratford UniversityFairfaxVirginiahttp://www.stratford.edu12
Southern State Community CollegeHillsboroOhiohttp://www.sscc.edu12
National College-DaytonKetteringOhiohttp://www.national-college.edu12
Midwest InstituteFentonMissourihttp://www.midwestinstitute.com/ 12
InterCoast Career Institute-South PortlandSouth PortlandMainehttp://www.intercoast.edu12
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-BarranquitasBarranquitasPuerto Ricohttp://www.br.uipr.edu/inter/ 12
George C Wallace State Community College-HancevilleHancevilleAlabamahttp://www.wallacestate.edu12
Gateway Technical CollegeKenoshaWisconsinhttps://www.gtc.edu/ 12
Fortis Institute-Forty FortForty FortPennsylvaniahttp://www.fortisinstitute.edu12
Florida State College at JacksonvilleJacksonvilleFloridahttp://www.fscj.edu12
Everest College-ThorntonThorntonColoradohttp://www.everest.edu/campus/thornton12
Daymar Institute-NashvilleNashvilleTennesseehttp://www.daymarinstitute.edu12
Concorde Career Institute-OrlandoOrlandoFloridahttp://www.concorde.edu12
Cape Fear Community CollegeWilmingtonNorth Carolinahttp://cfcc.edu/12
Mid Michigan Community CollegeHarrisonMichiganhttps://www.midmich.edu/ 11
Michigan Career and Technical InstitutePlainwellMichiganhttp://www.michigan.gov11
Louisiana State University-AlexandriaAlexandriaLouisianahttp://www.lsua.edu11
Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys CampusVan NuysCaliforniahttp://www.laort.edu11
Laurel Business InstituteUniontownPennsylvaniahttp://www.laurel.edu/ 11
Lanier Technical CollegeOakwoodGeorgiahttp://www.laniertech.edu/default2.aspx 11
ICPR Junior College-ManatiAreciboPuerto Ricohttp://www.icprjc.edu11
Fortis College-Winter ParkWinter ParkFloridahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 11
Everest College-Salt Lake CityWest Valley CityUtahhttp://www.everest.edu/locations 11
East Valley Institute of TechnologyMesaArizonahttp://www.evit.com11
Community College of Beaver CountyMonacaPennsylvaniahttp://www.ccbc.edu11
Carver Career CenterCharlestonWest Virginiahttp://www.carvercareercenter.net/11
St Louis College of Health Careers-FentonFentonMissourihttp://www.saintlouishealthcareers.com/ 11
Salter School-New BedfordNew BedfordMassachusettshttp://www.salterschool.com/ 11
Platt College-Central OKCOklahoma CityOklahomahttp://plattcollege.edu/ 11
Opportunities Industrialization CenterFairmontWest Virginiahttp://www.oicwv.org11
North Idaho CollegeCoeur d'AleneIdahohttp://www.nic.edu/11
Mountwest Community and Technical CollegeHuntingtonWest Virginiahttp://www.mctc.edu11
National College-YoungstownYoungstownOhiohttps://www.an.edu/locations/youngstown-oh/ 10
National American University-BloomingtonBloomingtonMinnesotahttp://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/bloomington/ 10
Genesis Career College-CookevilleCookevilleTennesseehttp://www.gausssurgical.com/ 10
Forsyth Technical Community CollegeWinston SalemNorth Carolinahttp://www.forsythtech.edu/10
Daymar Institute-MurfreesboroMurfreesboroTennesseehttp://www.daymarinstitute.edu/locations/murfreesboro10
Daymar College-JacksonJacksonOhiohttp://www.daymarcollege.edu10
Community College of Allegheny CountyPittsburghPennsylvaniahttps://www.ccac.edu10
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright CollegeChicagoIllinoishttp://ccc.edu/colleges/wright/pages/default.aspx10
Casper CollegeCasperWyominghttp://www.caspercollege.edu10
Blake Austin CollegeVacavilleCaliforniahttp://www.blakeaustincollege.edu/ 10
Arkansas State University-BeebeBeebeArkansashttp://www.asub.edu10
Unitech Training Academy-HoumaHoumaLouisianahttp://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 10
South Central CollegeNorth MankatoMinnesotahttp://www.southcentral.edu10
Skagit Valley CollegeMount VernonWashingtonhttp://www.skagit.edu/default.asp 10
Ross Medical Education Center-GrangerGrangerIndianahttps://www.rosseducation.edu/ 10
Ross College-SylvaniaSylvaniaOhiohttps://www.rosseducation.edu/ 10
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School DistrictChillicotheOhiohttp://www.pickawayross.com10
Pensacola State CollegePensacolaFloridahttp://www.pensacolastate.edu10
North Georgia Technical CollegeClarkesvilleGeorgiahttps://northgatech.edu/ 10
National University College-PoncePoncePuerto Ricohttp://www.nuc.edu10
Yakima Valley Community CollegeYakimaWashingtonhttp://www.yvcc.edu/Pages/default.aspx 9
University of Antelope ValleyLancasterCaliforniahttps://www.uav.edu/emt 9
Universidad MetropolitanaCupeyPuerto Ricohttp://www.suagm.edu/umet/ 9
Traviss Career CenterLakelandFloridahttp://www.traviss.edu9
The University of MontanaMissoulaMontanahttp://www.umt.edu9
Southwestern Michigan CollegeDowagiacMichiganhttps://www.swmich.edu/ 9
Southeastern Community CollegeWhitevilleNorth Carolinahttp://www.sccnc.edu9
Sanford-Brown Institute-TrevoseTrevosePennsylvaniahttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/trevose 9
Richland Community CollegeDecaturIllinoishttp://www.richland.edu9
Penn Commercial Business/Technical SchoolWashingtonPennsylvaniahttp://www.penncommercial.edu9
Northshore Technical Community CollegeBogalusaLouisianahttp://northshorecollege.edu/9
National American University-RosevilleRosevilleMinnesotahttp://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/roseville/ 9
Manatee Technical InstituteBradentonFloridahttp://manateetech.edu/9
Lamar Institute of TechnologyBeaumontTexashttp://www.lit.edu9
ICDC CollegeHuntington ParkCaliforniahttp://www.icdccollege.edu/ 9
Fortis Institute-ErieEriePennsylvaniahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 9
Durham Technical Community CollegeDurhamNorth Carolinahttp://www.durhamtech.edu9
Columbia Centro Universitario-YaucoYaucoPuerto Ricohttp://www.columbiacentral.edu/web2014/ 9
Chicago ORT Technical InstituteSkokieIllinoishttp://www.ortchicagotech.edu9
Central Carolina Technical CollegeSumterSouth Carolinahttp://www.cctech.edu9
CBD CollegeLos AngelesCaliforniahttp://www.cbd.edu9
Carrington College California-Pleasant HillPleasant HillCaliforniahttp://carrington.edu/ 9
Brown Mackie College-St LouisFentonMissourihttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 9
Brown Mackie College-LouisvilleLouisvilleKentuckyhttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 9
Allied Health CareersAustinTexashttp://www.4meahc.com/ 9
Medical Institute of Palm BeachGreenacresFloridahttp://medicalinstitutepb.edu/ 8
Lamar State College-OrangeOrangeTexashttp://www.lsco.edu8
Gateway Community and Technical CollegeFlorenceKentuckyhttp://www.gateway.kctcs.edu8
Fortis College-MontgomeryMontgomeryAlabamahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 8
Everest Institute-BensalemBensalemPennsylvaniahttp://everestinstitute.edu/ 8
Eagle Gate College-LaytonLaytonUtahhttp://www.eaglegatecollege.edu8
Daymar College-ScottsvilleScottsvilleKentuckyhttp://www.daymarcollege.edu8
Central Arizona CollegeCoolidgeArizonahttp://www.centralaz.edu8
Brown Mackie College-San AntonioSan AntonioTexashttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 8
Brown Mackie College-FindlayFindlayOhiohttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 8
Augusta Technical CollegeAugustaGeorgiahttp://www.augustatech.edu8
Atlantic Technical CenterCoconut CreekFloridahttp://www.atlantictechcenter.com8
Amarillo CollegeAmarilloTexashttps://www.actx.edu/ 8
Valley College of Medical CareersWest HillsCaliforniahttps://www.valleycollegeofmedicalcareers.info/8
Snow CollegeEphraimUtahhttp://www.snow.edu8
RGV CareersPharrTexashttp://rgvcareers.edu/ 8
Northwest Iowa Community CollegeSheldonIowahttp://www.nwicc.edu8
North-West College-PasadenaPasadenaCaliforniahttp://www.north-westcollege.edu8
Mohave Community CollegeKingmanArizonahttp://www.mohave.edu8
Central Georgia Technical CollegeWarner RobinsGeorgiahttp://www.centralgatech.edu7
Carrington College California-PomonaPomonaCaliforniahttp://carrington.edu/ 7
Brown Mackie College-Northern KentuckyFort MitchellKentuckyhttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 7
Brown Mackie College-North CantonCantonOhiohttps://www.brownmackie.edu/ 7
Ashland County-West Holmes Career CenterAshlandOhiohttp://www.acwhcc-jvs.k12.oh.us/ 7
Winter Park TechWinter ParkFloridahttp://www.ocpstechcenters.net/winterparktech/Pages/default.aspx7
Ventura Adult and Continuing EducationVenturaCaliforniahttp://www.AdultEdVentura.edu7
Southwest Georgia Technical CollegeThomasvilleGeorgiahttp://southernregional.edu/ 7
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllenMcAllenTexashttp://www.stvt.edu7
Scioto County Career Technical CenterLucasvilleOhiohttp://sciototech.org/home/?page_id=22477
Sanford-Brown College-DallasDallasTexashttp://www.sanfordbrown.edu/dallas 7
Ross Medical Education Center-OntarioOntarioOhiohttps://www.rosseducation.edu/ 7
Ross Medical Education Center-DavisonDavisonMichiganhttps://www.rosseducation.edu/ 7
Roane State Community CollegeHarrimanTennesseehttp://www.roanestate.edu7
Oakland Community CollegeBloomfield HillsMichiganhttps://www.oaklandcc.edu/ 7
Lincoln Technical Institute-Fern ParkFern ParkFloridahttp://www.lincolnedu.com/ 7
Laurel Technical InstituteSharonPennsylvaniahttp://www.laurel.edu7
Jones County Junior CollegeEllisvilleMississippihttp://www.jcjc.edu7
InterCoast Career Institute-SalemSalemNew Hampshirehttp://www.intercoast.edu/7
Indian River State CollegeFort PierceFloridahttp://www.irsc.edu7
IBMC CollegeFort CollinsColoradohttp://ibmc.edu/ 7
Hibbing Community CollegeHibbingMinnesotahttp://www.hibbing.edu7
Cisco CollegeCiscoTexashttp://www.cisco.edu/s/926/start.aspx 7
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-BrownsvilleBrownsvilleTexashttp://www.stvt.edu6
San Joaquin Valley College-TemeculaTemeculaCaliforniahttp://www.sjvc.edu/6
Salem Community CollegeCarneys PointNew Jerseyhttp://www.salemcc.edu6
Ross Medical Education Center-MorgantownMorgantownWest Virginiahttps://www.rosseducation.edu/ 6
Ross Medical Education Center-Fort WayneFort WayneIndianahttps://www.rosseducation.edu/ 6
Ross Medical Education Center-BrightonBrightonMichiganhttps://www.rosseducation.edu/ 6
Pike County Joint Vocational School DistrictPiketonOhiohttp://www.pikectc.org6
National American University-Sioux FallsSioux FallsSouth Dakotahttp://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/sioux-falls/ 6
Mid-South Community CollegeWest MemphisArkansashttp://www.asumidsouth.edu/6
Lively Technical CenterTallahasseeFloridahttp://livelytech.com/ 6
Johnston Community CollegeSmithfieldNorth Carolinahttp://www.johnstoncc.edu6
Jackson CollegeJacksonMichiganhttp://www.jccmi.edu6
ICPR Junior College-AreciboAreciboPuerto Ricohttp://www.icprjc.edu6
First Coast Technical CollegeSaint AugustineFloridahttp://fctc.edu/6
Everest College-Burr RidgeBurr RidgeIllinoishttp://www.everest.edu/locations 6
Delaware Area Career CenterDelawareOhiohttp://www.delawareareacc.org6
Cuyahoga Valley Career CenterBrecksvilleOhiohttp://www.cvccworks.edu/6
Craven Community CollegeNew BernNorth Carolinahttp://cravencc.edu/ 6
Career Quest Learning Centers-LansingLansingMichiganhttp://www.careerquest.edu/courses-programs/healthcare/pharmacy-technician 6
Career Quest Learning Centers-JacksonJacksonMichiganhttp://www.careerquest.edu6
American Institute of Medical Sciences & EducationPiscatawayNew Jerseyhttps://www.aimseducation.edu/ 6
Trumbull Career & Technical CenterWarrenOhiohttp://www.tctchome.com6
Southeastern Institute-CharlotteCharlotteNorth Carolinahttp://www.southeasterninstitute.com6
York Technical CollegeRock HillSouth Carolinahttp://www.yorktech.edu5
West Virginia University at ParkersburgParkersburgWest Virginiahttp://www.wvup.edu5
Provo CollegeProvoUtahhttp://www.provocollege.edu5
National College-CincinnatiCincinnatiOhiohttp://www.national-college.edu5
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career CollegeRockfordIllinoishttp://www.rockfordcareercollege.edu5
Hagerstown Community CollegeHagerstownMarylandhttp://www.hagerstowncc.edu/admissions/apply-online5
Franklin Technology-MSSUJoplinMissourihttp://5
Fortis Institute-Grand PrairieGrand PrairieTexashttps://www.fortis.edu/ 5
Fortis College-ColumbusWestervilleOhiohttps://www.fortis.edu/ 5
Daymar College-BellevueBellevueKentuckyhttp://www.daymarcollege.edu/5
Choffin Career and Technical CenterYoungstownOhiohttp://www.choffincareer.com5
Yorktowne Business InstituteYorkPennsylvaniahttp://4
Virginia College-KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTennesseehttp://www.vc.edu4
Turtle Mountain Community CollegeBelcourtNorth Dakotahttp://www.tm.edu4
Southeastern Institute-CharlestonNorth CharlestonSouth Carolinahttp://www.southeasterninstitute.com4
South Suburban CollegeSouth HollandIllinoishttp://www.ssc.edu/4
North Iowa Area Community CollegeMason CityIowahttp://www.niacc.edu4
Midwestern Career CollegeChicagoIllinoishttp://www.mccollege.edu4
Mahoning County Career and Technical CenterCanfieldOhiohttp://www.mahoningctc.com4
Lincoln Trail CollegeRobinsonIllinoishttp://www.iecc.edu/ltc4
Healthcare Training InstituteKennerLouisianahttp://healthcaretraininginstitutenola.net4
Fortis Institute-MulberryMulberryFloridahttps://www.fortis.edu/ 4
Flathead Valley Community CollegeKalispellMontanahttp://www.fvcc.edu4
Dorsey Business Schools-LansingLansingMichiganhttp://www.dorsey.edu4
Del Mar CollegeCorpus ChristiTexashttp://www.delmar.edu4
Daymar College-OwensboroOwensboroKentuckyhttp://www.daymarcollege.edu4
Daymar College-New BostonNew BostonOhiohttp://www.daymarcollege.edu4
D A Dorsey Educational CenterMiamiFloridahttp://dadorsey.dadeschools.net/4
Cosumnes River CollegeSacramentoCaliforniahttp://www.crc.losrios.edu/4
Cabarrus College of Health SciencesConcordNorth Carolinahttp://www.cabarruscollege.edu/index.cfm4
Anthem College-DenverAuroraColoradohttp://www.anthem.edu4
Marygrove CollegeDetroitMichiganhttp://www.marygrove.edu3
Henry Ford Community CollegeDearbornMichiganhttps://www.hfcc.edu/ 3
Hennepin Technical CollegeBrooklyn ParkMinnesotahttps://www.hennepintech.edu/ 3
Everest College-WoodbridgeWoodbridgeVirginiahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/woodbridge?3
Everest College-MerrillvilleMerrillvilleIndianahttp://www.everest.edu/locations 3
Cape Coral Institute of TechnologyCape CoralFloridahttp://www.capecoraltech.edu/ 3
Academy of Careers and TechnologyBeckleyWest Virginiahttp://www.wvact.net3
Wayne Community CollegeGoldsboroNorth Carolinahttp://www.waynecc.edu3
Vantage Career CenterVan WertOhiohttp://www.vantagecareercenter.com/ 3
Tri-County Adult Career CenterNelsonvilleOhiohttp://www.tricountyadultcareercenter.org3
Southeast Community College AreaLincolnNebraskahttps://www.southeast.edu/ 3
Ross Medical Education Center-NilesNilesOhiohttps://www.rosseducation.edu/ 3
Ross Medical Education Center-CincinnatiCincinnatiOhiohttps://www.rosseducation.edu/ 3
National College-Willoughby HillsWilloughby HillsOhiohttp://www.national-college.edu3
National College-StowStowOhiohttps://www.an.edu/locations/akron-oh/ 3
Miles Community CollegeMiles CityMontanahttps://www.milescc.edu/ 3
International Business College-El PasoEl PasoTexashttp://2
ICPR Junior College-MayaguezMayaguezPuerto Ricohttp://www.icprjc.edu2
High Plains Technology CenterWoodwardOklahomahttp://hptc.edu/ 2
Career Quest Learning Center-KalamazooKalamazooMichiganhttp://www.careerquest.edu2
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking CountyNewarkOhiohttp://www.c-tec.edu2
Tallahassee Community CollegeTallahasseeFloridahttps://www.tcc.fl.edu/Pages/default.aspx 2
Southeastern Institute-ColumbiaColumbiaSouth Carolinahttp://www.southeasterninstitute.com2
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-MayaguezMayaguezPuerto Ricohttp://www.pucpr.edu/mayaguez/ 2
National College-ColumbusColumbusOhiohttps://www.an.edu/locations/columbus-oh/ 2
Lower Columbia CollegeLongviewWashingtonhttp://lowercolumbia.edu2
West Shore Community CollegeScottvilleMichiganhttp://www.westshore.edu1
West Los Angeles CollegeCulver CityCaliforniahttp://www.wlac.edu1
Riverland Community CollegeAustinMinnesotahttp://www.riverland.edu1
Northwestern College-Southwestern CampusBridgeviewIllinoishttp://www.nc.edu/ 1
Northwestern College-Chicago CampusChicagoIllinoishttp://www.nc.edu/ 1
National American University-Lee's SummitLee's SummitMissourihttp://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/lees-summit/ 1
National American University-AustinAustinTexashttp://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/austin/ 1
Madonna UniversityLivoniaMichiganhttp://www.madonna.edu1
Iowa Lakes Community CollegeEsthervilleIowahttp://www.iowalakes.edu1
InterCoast Colleges-CarsonCarsonCaliforniahttp://www.intercoast.edu/locations/carson/ 1
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-MetroSan JuanPuerto Ricohttp://www.metro.inter.edu/index.asp1
ICPR Junior College-General InstitutionalHato ReyPuerto Ricohttp://www.icprjc.edu1
College of Southern MarylandLa PlataMarylandhttp://www.csmd.edu/1
Coastal Bend CollegeBeevilleTexashttp://www.coastalbend.edu1
Brookline College-Oklahoma CityOklahoma CityOklahomahttp://brooklinecollege.edu/ 1
Bristol Community CollegeFall RiverMassachusettshttp://bristolcc.edu/1
2013 School Data from IPEDS (Sourced in January, 2015)

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Completing pharmacy technician courses online is a great way for busy people to further their education at their own pace. Many schools offer some courses online while others offer completely online pharmacy tech programs. It is important to note that clinical experience, while not a requirement for licensing in every state, can be a major factor when it comes to job searching. For this reason, an online program that also offers externship placement may be the best choice.

  • San Francisco State University: As part of their extended learning program, SFSU offers an online pharmacy technician program that students can complete at their own pace. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a professional development certificate and be eligible to take the PTCB certification exam.

  • Coastal Carolina Community College: At CCCC, students can choose from a classroom track, a hybrid program, or an entirely online pharmacy tech course of study. Although the school does offer job placement assistance, there is no clinical externship component of this particular program, which may make it less attractive to some students.

  • Ashworth College: Ashworth College offers a hybrid program that has both online components and a 120 hour clinical externship placement. This allows students to truly learn at their own pace while also getting the experience that many employers wants. Although there is no age requirement for enrolling in the program, students must be at least 18 years of age to complete the externship portion.

SchoolCityStateWebsiteTotal grads (2013)
Ultimate Medical Academy-TampaTampaFloridahttp://www.ultimatemedical.edu1115
University of Phoenix-Online CampusPhoenixArizonahttp://www.phoenix.edu/173
Rasmussen College-FloridaOcalaFloridahttp://www.rasmussen.edu168
Virginia College-ColumbiaColumbiaSouth Carolinahttp://www.vc.edu133
Charter College-Canyon CountryCanyon CountryCaliforniahttp://www.chartercollege.edu/ 122
Everest University-North OrlandoOrlandoFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/north_orlando83
Charter College-AnchorageAnchorageAlaskahttp://www.chartercollege.edu79
Rasmussen College-MinnesotaSt. CloudMinnesotahttp://www.rasmussen.edu79
Rasmussen College-IllinoisRockfordIllinoishttp://www.rasmussen.edu56
Lakeshore Technical CollegeClevelandWisconsinhttp://www.gotoltc.edu55
Ayers Career CollegeShreveportLouisianahttp://ayers.edu/ 54
Everest University-MelbourneMelbourneFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/melbourne54
Allied American UniversityLaguna HillsCaliforniahttp://www.allied.edu/ 51
Northwest Vista CollegeSan AntonioTexashttp://www.alamo.edu/nvc/41
Pikes Peak Community CollegeColorado SpringsColoradohttp://www.ppcc.edu41
Virginia College-MontgomeryMontgomeryAlabamahttp://www.vc.edu/ 37
Sinclair Community CollegeDaytonOhiohttp://www.sinclair.edu34
Everest College-PortlandPortlandOregonhttp://www.everest.edu/campus/portland33
Everest University-BrandonTampaFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/brandon31
Virginia College-BirminghamBirminghamAlabamahttp://www.vc.edu29
Pioneer Career and Technology CenterShelbyOhiohttp://www.go2pioneer.com/ 25
City College of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCaliforniahttp://www.ccsf.edu24
Minnesota State Community and Technical CollegeFergus FallsMinnesotahttp://www.minnesota.edu24
Rasmussen College-WisconsinGreen BayWisconsinhttp://www.rasmussen.edu23
Everest University-TampaTampaFloridahttp://www.everest.edu/campus/tampa22
Community Care CollegeTulsaOklahomahttp://www.communitycarecollege.edu19
Vincennes UniversityVincennesIndianahttp://vinu.edu/web/guest/home16
Crowder CollegeNeoshoMissourihttp://www.crowder.edu13
University of Alaska AnchorageAnchorageAlaskahttp://www.uaa.alaska.edu13
Southwestern Oregon Community CollegeCoos BayOregonhttps://www.socc.edu12
Kirtland Community CollegeRoscommonMichiganhttp://www.kirtland.edu11
National American University-Brooklyn CenterBrooklyn CenterMinnesotahttp://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/brooklyn-center/ 11
Daymar College-OnlineLouisvilleKentuckyhttp://www.daymarcollege.edu/9
Great Falls College Montana State UniversityGreat FallsMontanahttp://www.gfcmsu.edu9
Hutchinson Community CollegeHutchinsonKansashttp://www.hutchcc.edu8
North Central Missouri CollegeTrentonMissourihttp://www.ncmissouri.edu/7
Allen County Community CollegeIolaKansashttp://www.allencc.edu4
Daymar College-Paducah MainPaducahKentuckyhttp://www.daymarcollege.edu/locations/kentucky/paducah4
National American University-IndependenceIndependenceMissourihttp://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/independence/ 3
Four County Career CenterArchboldOhiohttp://www.fourcounty.net2
Yavapai CollegePrescottArizonahttp://www.yc.edu/v5content/academics/divisions/sciences-and-health/allied-health/medical-assistant.htm 2
Barton County Community CollegeGreat BendKansashttp://www.bartonccc.edu1
2013 School Data from IPEDS (Sourced in January, 2015)

Core & Elective Courses

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has made available their Pharmacy Technician and Training Program Model Curriculum, which can be accessed on the ASHP website. According to this model, pharmacy technician students should spend their educational efforts cultivating interpersonal knowledge and skills; foundational professional knowledge and skills; process and handling of medications; sterile and nonsterile compounding; procurement billing, reimbursement and inventory management; patient and medication safety; technology and informatics; regulatory issues; and quality assurance. This means that each course in a typical pharmacy technician curriculum should further at least one of these goals. Because these programs typically last two years or less, there is little time for elective courses while striving to meet these model curriculum goals. Curricula may be organized to use a combination of didactic, laboratory, and experiential training techniques for each of their courses.

Accreditation

Institutions of higher learning seek accreditation to guarantee to their incoming students that their education will be held to the high standards of accrediting bodies. Schools usually have an institution wide accreditation in addition to program-specific accreditations for various subjects. Institutions may be accredited by regional groups, such as the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCC) or the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Any individual school's accreditation information should be readily available on its website.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) offers accreditation that is specific for pharmacist technician programs. In order to become accredited, schools must complete an application, including a professional record and CV for the pharmacy technician training program director and an application fee. Upon receipt of these materials, ASHP will schedule an onsite accreditation survey to determine the school's eligibility.

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) also offers accreditation for pharmacy schools but not specifically for pharmacy tech programs. The programs must meet all 30 of the ACPE standards. More information on their accreditation process is available on their website.

Going forward, students should look for more schools to earn accreditation from the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission, which is a joint effort between the ASHP and the ACPE. The program only began in late 2014, but should help to define a more lofty and standard set of practices for pharmacy technician schools, making it easier to ensure a quality education for Pharmacy Tech students.

Career Outlook

The outlook for Pharmacy Technicians jobs is strong. Between 2012 and 2022, the demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow 20%, which is significantly higher than the average job growth rate of 11% (BLS, 2012). Although people of all ages can and do use prescription medications, older adults tend to use more and take medication more often. Therefore, as the U.S. population ages, there will be a higher demand for prescription medication and consequently for those professionals who are able to assist with dispensing it, such as pharmacy technicians. Higher rates of chronic diseases have also been reported in the U.S., such as diabetes, which require long term prescriptions, also fostering a demand for pharmacy technicians. Further, as the Affordable Care Act has found more Americans with health insurance than ever before, those patients may begin to take medications that they were unable to afford before. The majority of pharmacy technicians (53% as of 2012) work in pharmacies and drugstores, but a certain percentage also work in hospitals, grocery stores, general merchandise stores, and ambulatory healthcare services. As more pharmacies and pharmaceuticals are necessary, more diverse employers may start to emerge as well.

Finally, at many pharmacies, pharmacists are being expected to take on more patient care activities, including administering flu shots. This means an increased need for pharmacy technicians to sort, dose, and prepare prescriptions.

Career FactsPharmacy Technician
Related CareersDental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Common Job TitlesAccredited Pharmacy Technician, Billing And Quality Technician, Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Compounding Technician, Pharmacy Technician
Technology & EquipmentAutomatic Dose Strip Packaging Machines, Tube Filling and Crimping Machines, Billing and Reimbursement Software, Darabase Software, Drug Compatability Software, Inventory Management Software, Label-Making Software, Medical Software
Sourced from BLS, January 2015

Licensing & Certification

Pharmacy technicians are licensed on a state by state basis. The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has compiled a list of state licensing requirements for pharmacy technicians and made it available on their website. However, prospective applicants should be advised that state regulations can and do change, so it is wise to seek confirmation on any given state's requirements prior to enrolling in a pharmacy technician training program. More information on state requirements is also available from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

Some states either accept or require certification from a nationally recognized body as part of their registration or licensing process. The NHA offers the Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT), which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) offers their own certification exam, which includes a criminal background check followed by an exam. Both the PTCB and the NHA require that Certified Pharmacy Technicians maintain their expertise with approved continuing education courses throughout the course of their career.