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 2026, the U.S. alone is expected to more than 47,000 pharmacy technician jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2017). 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. 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 (PTAC), 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” (ASHP).

Pharmacy Technician fast facts
Projected Jobs Created47,600
Projected Job Growth12%
Low Salary$22,000
Average Salary (Median)$33,060
High Salary$46,980
Entry-Level EDU HS Diploma
Sourced from BLS, June 2018

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 (AS) 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 associate of applied technology (AAT) degree in three to five 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. Students are alternatively able to pursue a certificate, which takes three to four quarters to complete. Both pharmacy technician programs at CPTC have been accredited by the PTAC.

  • Cleveland Clinic: The pharmacy technician program at Cleveland Clinic is unique in that students begin with hands-on experience from day one. Additionally, the Cleveland Clinic program is one of the few hospital-based pharmacy technician programs in the US, making the learning environment quite unique. Applicants to the program 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 five years of professional work experiences, or ACT or SAT scores. The program consists of 20 weeks of didactic instruction, which students can complete online, plus simultaneous hands-on observation and training, followed by a 160-hour externship.

  • Cerritos College: For Southern California residents, the pharmacy technician program at Cerritos College is convenient. The program offers both a certificate and associate’s degree track for incoming students. The Cerritos College program has been accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 1999. Successful completion of either program qualifies students to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy, which is a prerequisite for gaining employment as a pharmacy technician in California.

  • Pima Medical Institute: With accredited locations across the western portion of the US, PMI offers a comprehensive pharmacy technician program to students in Arizona, California, Washington, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. In 840 credit hours, plus a clinical externship, students will be prepared to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (CPhT) from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

List of Pharmacy Technician Schools

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School City State Website Total grads (2013)
United Education Institute-Huntington Park Campus Huntington Park California http://www.uei.edu/ 389
American Auto Institute Gardena California http://www.ueicareers.com 213
Manhattan Institute New York New York http://www.manhattaninstitute.edu/ 156
Southern Careers Institute-San Antonio San Antonio Texas http://www.scitexas.edu 136
American Career College-Ontario Ontario California http://americancareercollege.edu/ 127
American Career College-Anaheim Anaheim California http://americancareercollege.edu/ 120
Downey Adult School Downey California http://www.das.edu 119
UEI College-Fresno Fresno California http://www.uei.edu/ 111
Pima Medical Institute-Chula Vista Chula Vista California http://pmi.edu 108
Oakton Community College Des Plaines Illinois http://www.oakton.edu 109
Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis Indiana http://www.ivytech.edu 109
Kaplan College-Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada https://www.brightwood.edu/locations/las-vegas-nv/ 105
Institute of Technology Inc Clovis California http://www.iot.edu/ 98
Mountainland Applied Technology College Lehi Utah http://mlatc.edu/ 95
American Career College-Los Angeles Los Angeles California http://americancareercollege.edu/ 95
Remington College-Dallas Campus Garland Texas http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/dallas-texas-career-schools-overview/ 92
MCI Institute of Technology West Palm Beach Florida http://medicalinstitutepb.edu/ 92
Concorde Career College-Memphis Memphis Tennessee http://www.concorde.edu 93
Sanford-Brown Institute-Cranston Cranston Rhode Island http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/cranston 88
Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa Tampa Florida http://www.SBI-tampa.com 89
Ponce Paramedical College Inc Ponce Puerto Rico http://www.popac.edu 90
Everest College-City of Industry City of Industry California http://www.everest.edu/locations 86
Remington College-Memphis Campus Memphis Tennessee http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/memphis-tennessee-career-colleges-overview/ 84
Everest College-Bedford Park Bedford Park Illinois http://www.everest.edu/locations 82
Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios-San Juan San Juan Puerto Rico http://www.cempr.edu 78
Arizona College-Glendale Glendale Arizona http://www.arizonacollege.edu 78
Everest College-Ontario Ontario California http://www.everest.edu/locations 79
St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis Saint Louis Missouri http://www.saintlouishealthcareers.com/ 78
Florida Education Institute Miami Florida http://www.fei.edu 78
Pima Medical Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada http://pmi.edu 75
Sanford-Brown Institute-Garden City Garden City New York http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/garden-city 73
Professional Training Centers Miami Florida http://phsc.edu/programs 73
Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Mesa Arizona http://pmi.edu 73
National University College-Bayamon Bayamon Puerto Rico http://www.nuc.edu 73
Everest College-Tacoma Tacoma Washington http://www.everest.edu/campus/tacoma 74
Pima Medical Institute-Tucson Tucson Arizona http://pmi.edu 72
ASA College Brooklyn New York http://www.asa.edu 72
Everest College-Atlanta West Atlanta Georgia http://www.everest.edu/campus/atlanta_west 71
Davis Applied Technology College Kaysville Utah http://www.datc.edu 68
Huertas College Caguas Puerto Rico http://www.huertas.edu 69
Everest Institute-Kendall Miami Florida http://www.everest.edu/locations 69
Everest College-Santa Ana Santa Ana California http://www.everest.edu/locations 66
Southeastern College-Greenacres Greenacres Florida http://www.sec.edu/ 67
Everest College-Torrance Torrance California http://www.everest.edu/locations 67
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa California http://www.santarosa.edu 65
San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia Visalia California http://www.sjvc.edu 64
Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville Kentucky http://www.jefferson.kctcs.edu 64
Carrington College-Mesa Mesa Arizona http://carrington.edu/ 64
San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Fresno California http://www.sjvc.edu 62
Kaplan College-San Antonio-San Pedro San Antonio Texas https://www.brightwood.edu/locations/north-san-antonio-tx/ 62
Houston Community College Houston Texas http://www.hccs.edu 62
Fortis College-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Louisiana https://www.fortis.edu/ 63
Anthem College-Sacramento Sacramento California http://www.anthem.edu 63
Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Albuquerque New Mexico http://pmi.edu 61
Lincoln Technical Institute-Center City Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania http://www.lincolnedu.com/ 61
Lincoln Technical Institute-Allentown Allentown Pennsylvania http://www.lincolnedu.com/ 61
College of DuPage Glen Ellyn Illinois http://www.cod.edu 61
Remington College-Fort Worth Campus Fort Worth Texas http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/fort-worth-texas-career-schools-overview/ 59
Clark College Vancouver Washington http://www.clark.edu 59
Carrington College-Phoenix Phoenix Arizona http://carrington.edu/ 59
All-State Career-Baltimore Baltimore Maryland http://www.allstatecareer.edu 59
Pima Medical Institute-Denver Denver Colorado http://pmi.edu 57
Santa Ana College Santa Ana California http://www.sac.edu/Pages/default.aspx 58
Sanford-Brown Institute-New York New York New York http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/new-york 58
Everest Institute-South Plainfield South Plainfield New Jersey http://www.everest.edu/campus/south_plainfield 56
Concorde Career Institute-Tampa Tampa Florida http://www.concorde.edu 56
San Joaquin Valley College-Hesperia Hesperia California http://www.sjvc.edu 55
Everest College-Arlington Arlington Texas http://www.everest.edu/locations 55
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program Redlands California http://www.cryrop.org 55
Baker College of Flint Flint Michigan http://www.baker.edu 55
Front Range Community College Westminster Colorado http://www.frontrange.edu 54
Dorsey Business Schools-Roseville Roseville Michigan http://www.dorsey.edu 54
American National University Salem Virginia https://www.an.edu/ 54
Remington College-North Houston Campus Houston Texas http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/north-houston-texas-colleges/ 53
Everest University-Pompano Beach Pompano Beach Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/pompano_beach 53
Everest College-Melrose Park Melrose Park Illinois http://www.everest.edu/locations 53
Anthem Career College-Memphis Memphis Tennessee http://www.anthem.edu 53
Everest College-Earth City Earth City Missouri http://www.everest.edu/locations 52
Charles A Jones Career and Education Center Sacramento California http://caj.scusd.edu/ 52
Unitek College Fremont California http://www.unitekcollege.edu/ 51
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Bakersfield California http://www.sjvc.edu/ 51
Clover Park Technical College Lakewood Washington http://www.cptc.edu 51
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College Chicago Illinois http://ccc.edu/colleges/truman/pages/default.aspx 51
Everest College-Reseda Reseda California http://www.everest.edu/locations 50
Everest College-Chesapeake Chesapeake Virginia http://www.everest.edu/campus/chesapeake 50
Pima Medical Institute-Renton Renton Washington http://pmi.edu 49
The Bryman School of Arizona Phoenix Arizona http://www.anthem.edu/UEICollege 48
Fortis Institute-Fort Lauderdale Lauderdale Lakes Florida https://www.fortis.edu/ 48
Everest Institute-Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Michigan http://www.everest.edu/locations 48
Atlanta Technical College Atlanta Georgia http://www.atlantatech.edu/ 48
Central New Mexico Community College Albuquerque New Mexico http://www.cnm.edu 47
Lone Star College System The Woodlands Texas http://www.lonestar.edu 47
Lansing Community College Lansing Michigan http://www.lcc.edu 47
Four-D College Colton California http:// 47
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena Texas http://www.sjcd.edu 46
Remington College-Houston Campus Houston Texas http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/houston-texas-college-career-schools/ 46
Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus Baton Rouge Louisiana http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/baton-rouge-career-college/ 46
Everest College-Renton Renton Washington http://www.everest.edu/campus/renton 46
Coyne College Chicago Illinois http://www.coynecollege.edu 46
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City Iowa https://www.witcc.edu/index.cfm? 45
Technical Education Center-Osceola Kissimmee Florida http:// 45
National University College-Arecibo Arecibo Puerto Rico http://www.nuc.edu 45
Everest Institute-Eagan Eagan Minnesota http://www.everest.edu/locations 45
Everest College-Everett Everett Washington http://www.everest.edu/campus/everett 45
Wichita Technical Institute Wichita Kansas http://www.wti.edu 44
National College-Nashville Nashville Tennessee http://www.national-college.edu 44
Fortis Institute-Wayne Wayne New Jersey https://www.fortis.edu/ 44
Everest Institute-North Miami Miami Florida http://www.everest.edu/locations 44
Milwaukee Career College Milwaukee Wisconsin http://www.mkecc.edu 43
Fortis College-Landover Landover Maryland https://www.fortis.edu/ 43
Everest University-South Orlando Orlando Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/south_orlando 43
Edmonds Community College Lynnwood Washington http://www.edcc.edu 43
Miami Dade College Miami Florida http://www.mdc.edu/main/ 42
Everest University-Orange Park Orange Park Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/orange_park 42
Virginia College-Spartanburg Spartanburg South Carolina http://www.vc.edu/ 41
TESST College of Technology-Baltimore Baltimore Maryland https://www.brightwood.edu/locations/baltimore-md/ 41
Sanford-Brown College-Houston Houston Texas http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/houston 41
Kaplan Career Institute-Franklin Mills Philadelphia Pennsylvania https://www.brightwoodcareer.edu/locations/philadelphia-mills-pa/ 41
Kaplan Career Institute-Broomall Broomall Pennsylvania https://www.brightwoodcareer.edu/locations/broomall-pa/ 41
Anthem Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada http://www.anthem.edu 41
Universidad Del Turabo Gurabo Puerto Rico http://ut.suagm.edu/ 40
Sanford-Brown College-Phoenix Phoenix Arizona http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/phoenix 40
Carrington College-Portland Portland Oregon http://carrington.edu/ 40
Somerset Community College Somerset Kentucky http://www.somerset.kctcs.edu/ 39
Remington College-Cleveland Campus Cleveland Ohio http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/cleveland-ohio-career-schools-overview/ 39
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Ogden Utah http://www.owatc.edu 39
Fortis College-Miami Miami Florida https://www.fortis.edu/ 39
Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios-Humacao Humacao Puerto Rico http://www.cempr.edu 39
Remington College-Mobile Campus Mobile Alabama http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/mobile-alabama-colleges-campus/ 38
North-West College-West Covina West Covina California http://www.north-westcollege.edu 38
Kaplan College-Vista Vista California https://www.brightwood.edu/locations/vista-ca/ 38
Everest College-Merrionette Park Merrionette Park Illinois http://www.everest.edu/locations 38
Everest College-Alhambra Alhambra California http://www.everest.edu/locations 38
Cerritos College Norwalk California http://www.cerritos.edu 38
Virginia College-Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Louisiana http://www.vc.edu/campus/baton-rouge-louisiana-college.cfm 37
Seattle Community College-North Campus Seattle Washington http://www.northseattle.edu 37
Remington College-Lafayette Campus Lafayette Louisiana http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/lafayette-louisiana-career-college/ 37
Pennco Tech-Blackwood Blackwood New Jersey http://penncotech.edu/ 37
Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria East Peoria Illinois https://midwesttech.edu/ 37
Everest Institute-Detroit Detroit Michigan http://www.everest.edu/campus/detroit 37
Concorde Career Institute-Miramar Miramar Florida http://www.concorde.edu 37
Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus Lafayette Louisiana http://solacc.edu/ 37
Southern Careers Institute-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Texas http://www.scitexas.edu 36
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Santa Maria California http://www.sbbcollege.edu/ 36
Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES Liverpool New York http://ocmboces.org 36
Midlands Technical College West Columbia South Carolina http://www.midlandstech.edu 36
Harris School of Business-Linwood Campus Linwood New Jersey http://www.harrisschool.edu/ 36
Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown North Carolina http://home.gtcc.edu/ 36
Dorsey Business Schools-Saginaw Saginaw Michigan http://www.dorsey.edu/ 36
Davidson County Community College Thomasville North Carolina https://www.davidsonccc.edu/ 36
Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga California http://www.chaffey.edu 36
Carrington College-Albuquerque Albuquerque New Mexico http://carrington.edu/ 36
San Joaquin Valley College-Modesto Salida California http://www.sjvc.edu 35
Greenville Technical College Greenville South Carolina http://www.gvltec.edu/index.aspx 35
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College Chicago Illinois http://ccc.edu/colleges/daley/pages/default.aspx 35
Career College of Northern Nevada Sparks Nevada http://www.ccnn.edu/ 35
Baker College of Allen Park Allen Park Michigan http://www.baker.edu 35
Sanford-Brown College-Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/indianapolis 34
Renton Technical College Renton Washington http://www.rtc.edu 34
Remington College-Columbia Campus Columbia South Carolina http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/columbia-south-carolina-technical-college/ 34
Carrington College-Tucson Tucson Arizona http://carrington.edu/ 34
American College of Healthcare Riverside California http://www.ach.edu/programs/pharmacy-technician-school-riverside/ 34
Vatterott College-Kansas City Kansas City Missouri http://www.vatterott.edu 34
Warren County Career Center Lebanon Ohio http://www.mywccc.org 33
Sullivan University Louisville Kentucky http://sullivan.edu/ 33
Lincoln Technical Institute-Somerville Somerville Massachusetts http://www.lincolnedu.com/ 33
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon Bayamon Puerto Rico http://inter.edu/i/ 33
Dewey University-Hato Rey Hato Rey Puerto Rico http://www.dewey.edu 33
Career Networks Institute Orange California http://cnicollege.edu/ 33
Everest University-Largo Largo Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/largo 32
Everest College-Skokie Skokie Illinois http://www.everest.edu/locations 32
Everest College-Gardena Gardena California http://www.everest.edu/locations 32
Austin Community College District Austin Texas http://www.austincc.edu 32
Southern Careers Institute-Austin Austin Texas http://www.scitexas.edu 32
Pima Medical Institute-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Colorado http://pmi.edu 32
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield Springfield Illinois https://midwesttech.edu 32
YTI Career Institute-Altoona Altoona Pennsylvania http://www.yti.edu 31
Tulsa Community College Tulsa Oklahoma http://www.tulsacc.edu 31
Pima Medical Institute-Seattle Seattle Washington http://pmi.edu 31
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German San German Puerto Rico http://www.sg.inter.edu 31
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla Aguadilla Puerto Rico http://www.aguadilla.inter.edu/index.php?nomobile=1 31
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome Georgia http://www.gntc.edu 31
Brookline College-Tucson Tucson Arizona http://brooklinecollege.edu/ 31
Brookline College-Tempe Tempe Arizona http://brooklinecollege.edu/ 31
Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City Louisiana http://www.bpcc.edu 31
Everest College-Aurora Aurora Colorado http://www.everest.edu/campus/aurora 30
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College Chicago Illinois http://ccc.edu/colleges/olive-harvey/pages/default.aspx 30
Carrington College-Spokane Spokane Washington http://carrington.edu/ 30
Brookline College-Phoenix Phoenix Arizona http://brooklinecollege.edu/ 30
Anthem College-Portland Beaverton Oregon http://www.anthem.edu 30
Anthem College-Orlando Orlando Florida http://www.anthem.edu 30
Virginia College-Pensacola Pensacola Florida http://www.vc.edu 29
Sanford-Brown College-Hillside Hillside Illinois http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/hillside 29
Omega Institute Pennsauken New Jersey http://omegainstitute.edu/ 29
CCI Training Center-Arlington Arlington Texas http://www.cci-training.com 29
Bramson ORT College Forest Hills New York http://bramsonort.edu 29
Baker College of Muskegon Muskegon Michigan http://www.Baker.edu 29
Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township Michigan http://www.baker.edu 29
Virginia College-Savannah Savannah Georgia http://www.vc.edu/campus/savannah-georgia-college.cfm 28
Universidad Del Este Carolina Puerto Rico http://ac.suagm.edu/ 28
Spokane Community College Spokane Washington http://www.scc.spokane.edu 28
Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin Georgia https://www.sctech.edu/ 28
Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls South Dakota http://www.southeasttech.edu 28
Pioneer Pacific College Wilsonville Oregon http://www.pioneerpacific.edu 28
Lincoln Technical Institute-Northeast Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania http://www.lincolnedu.com/ 28
Dorsey Business Schools-Southgate Southgate Michigan http://www.dorsey.edu 28
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas Nevada http://www.csn.edu 28
Central Oregon Community College Bend Oregon http://www.cocc.edu 28
Carrington College California-San Leandro San Leandro California http://carrington.edu/ 28
Remington College-Cleveland West Campus North Olmsted Ohio http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/cleveland-west-ohio-career-colleges/ 27
Lincoln Technical Institute-Lowell Lowell Massachusetts http://www.lincolnedu.com/ 27
International Business College-El Paso El Paso Texas http://ibcelpaso.edu 27
Imperial Valley College Imperial California http://www.imperial.edu 27
Fortis College-Mobile Mobile Alabama https://www.fortis.edu/ 27
Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios-Bayamon Bayam?n Puerto Rico http://www.cempr.edu 27
Bridgerland Applied Technology College Logan Utah http://www.batc.edu 27
Virginia College-Biloxi Biloxi Mississippi http://www.vc.edu/college/biloxi-colleges-mississippi.cfm 26
Virginia College-Augusta Augusta Georgia http://www.vc.edu/campus/augusta-georgia-college.cfm 26
Tucson College Tucson Arizona http://www.tucsoncollege.edu 26
Polaris Career Center Middleburg Heights Ohio http://www.polaris.edu 26
North-West College-Glendale Glendale California http://www.north-westcollege.edu 26
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Mercedita Puerto Rico http://www.ponce.inter.edu 26
Fortis Institute-Cookeville Cookeville Tennessee https://www.fortis.edu/ 26
Dixie Applied Technology College Saint George Utah http://www.dxatc.edu/ 26
Delgado Community College New Orleans Louisiana http://WWW.DCC.EDU 26
Dawn Career Institute Inc Wilmington Delaware https://www.dawncareerinstitute.edu/ 26
Columbus Technical College Columbus Georgia http://www.columbustech.edu/ 26
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-Cleveland Cleveland Ohio http://www.cidma.edu 26
Ashland Community and Technical College Ashland Kentucky http://www.ashland.kctcs.edu/ 26
Virginia College-Charleston North Charleston South Carolina http://www.vc.edu/college/charleston-colleges.cfm 25
Unitech Training Academy-Lafayette Lafayette Louisiana http://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 25
Remington College-Colorado Springs Campus Colorado Springs Colorado http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/colorado/colorado-springs-college/ 25
Radford M Locklin Technical Center Milton Florida http://www.locklintech.com 25
National College-Lexington Lexington Kentucky http://www.national-college.edu 25
Fortis College-Dothan Dothan Alabama https://www.fortis.edu/ 25
Everest University-Lakeland Lakeland Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/lakeland 25
Everest University-Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/jacksonville 25
Everest Institute-Gahanna Gahanna Ohio http://www.everest.edu/locations 25
Baker College of Owosso Owosso Michigan http://www.baker.edu 25
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta Georgia http://www.wiregrass.edu/ 24
Virginia College-Greenville Greenville South Carolina http://www.vc.edu/ 24
Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis Tennessee http://www.southwest.tn.edu 24
Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston Texas http://pmi.edu 24
Medvance Institute-West Palm Palm Springs Florida https://www.fortis.edu/ 24
Kaplan College-Dayton Dayton Ohio https://www.brightwood.edu/locations/dayton-oh/ 24
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education La Puente California http://www.hlpae.com 24
Walters State Community College Morristown Tennessee http://www.ws.edu/home/ 23
San Joaquin Valley College-Ontario Ontario California http://www.sjvc.edu/ 23
Monroe College Bronx New York https://www.monroecollege.edu/ 23
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Fajardo Fajardo Puerto Rico http://www.fajardo.inter.edu/ 23
Fortis College-Orange Park Orange Park Florida https://www.fortis.edu/ 23
Eagle Gate College-Murray Murray Utah http://www.eaglegatecollege.edu/ 23
Columbia Centro Universitario-Caguas Caguas Puerto Rico http://www.columbiacentral.edu/web2014/ 23
Virginia College-Macon Macon Georgia http://www.vc.edu/campus/macon-georgia-college.cfm 22
Virginia College-Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida http://www.vc.edu/college/jacksonville-colleges.cfm 22
Unitech Training Academy-Lake Charles Lake Charles Louisiana http://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 22
Sanford-Brown College-Tinley Park Tinley Park Illinois http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/tinley-park 22
Pueblo Community College Pueblo Colorado http://www.pueblocc.edu 22
Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville North Carolina http://www.faytechcc.edu 22
Everest College-Bremerton Bremerton Washington http://www.everest.edu/campus/bremerton 22
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center Lisbon Ohio http://www.ccctc.k12.oh.us/ 22
Anthem College-Phoenix Phoenix Arizona http://www.anthem.edu 22
Anthem College-Irving Irving Texas http://www.anthem.edu/pharmacy-technician-school/ 22
Allegany College of Maryland Cumberland Maryland http://www.allegany.edu 22
Texas State Technical College-Waco Waco Texas http://www.waco.tstc.edu 21
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Memphis Memphis Tennessee http://www.tcatmemphis.edu 21
Nova College de Puerto Rico Bayamon Puerto Rico http://www.novacollegepr.com 21
Northwest Educational Center Houston Texas http://northwestedcenter.com 21
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids Iowa http://www.kirkwood.edu 21
Everest College-West Los Angeles Los Angeles California http://www.everest.edu/locations 21
Brookline College-Albuquerque Albuquerque New Mexico http://brooklinecollege.edu/ 21
Lincoln Technical Institute-Lincoln Lincoln Rhode Island http://www.lincolnedu.com 20
Carrington College California-Stockton Stockton California http://carrington.edu/ 20
Carrington College California-Sacramento Sacramento California http://carrington.edu/ 20
Carrington College California-Citrus Heights Citrus Heights California http://carrington.edu/ 20
Baker College of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills Michigan http://www.baker.edu 20
Anthem College-Maryland Heights Maryland Heights Missouri http://www.anthem.edu 20
Angelina College Lufkin Texas http://www.angelina.edu 20
Albany Technical College Albany Georgia http://www.albanytech.edu 20
William T McFatter Technical Center Davie Florida http://www.mcfattertech.com 20
Virginia College-Richmond Richmond Virginia http://www.vc.edu/campus/richmond-virginia-college.cfm 20
Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria Alexandria Louisiana http://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 20
Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus Tulsa Oklahoma http://www.tulsatech.edu 20
Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers-San Antonio San Antonio Texas http://www.sws.edu 20
Santa Barbara Business College-Bakersfield Bakersfield California http://www.sbbcollege.edu/ 20
Pennco Tech-Bristol Bristol Pennsylvania http://penncotech.edu/locations/bristol-pa 20
Milwaukee Area Technical College Milwaukee Wisconsin http://www.matc.edu/ 19
Milan Institute-Sparks Sparks Nevada http://milaninstitute.edu/ 19
Linn-Benton Community College Albany Oregon http://www.linnbenton.edu 19
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College Chicago Illinois http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/malcolm-x/pages/default.aspx 19
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Tennessee http://www.tcatmurfreesboro.edu 19
Remington College-Little Rock Campus Little Rock Arkansas http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/little-rock-arkansas-technical-colleges/ 19
Pinellas Technical Education Center-St Petersburg Saint Petersburg Florida http://myptec.org/ 18
Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro Georgia http://www.ogeecheetech.edu 18
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa Iowa http://www.indianhills.edu 18
Galaxy Medical College North Hollywood California http://www.galaxymedcollege.com 18
Fortis College-Centerville Centerville Ohio https://www.fortis.edu/ 18
Foothill College Los Altos Hills California http://www.foothill.edu 18
Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga Tennessee https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/ 18
Access Careers Brooklyn New York http://www.accesscareers.edu 18
West Kentucky Community and Technical College Paducah Kentucky http://www.westkentucky.kctcs.edu 18
West Georgia Technical College Waco Georgia http://www.westgatech.edu 18
Vance-Granville Community College Henderson North Carolina http://www.vgcc.edu 18
Washington-Holmes Technical Center Chipley Florida http://washingtonholmestechcenter.schoolinsites.com/ 17
Virginia College-Mobile Mobile Alabama http://www.vc.edu 17
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston Livingston Tennessee http://www.tcatlivingston.edu 17
Spartanburg Community College Spartanburg South Carolina https://www.sccsc.edu/home/ 17
South Texas College McAllen Texas http://www.southtexascollege.edu 17
Robert Morris University Illinois Chicago Illinois http://www.robertmorris.edu/ 17
Pima Community College Tucson Arizona https://www.pima.edu/ 17
Oconee Fall Line Technical College Sandersville Georgia http://www.oftc.edu 17
North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton North Dakota https://www.ndscs.edu/ 17
Milan Institute-Las Vegas Las Vegas Nevada http://milaninstitute.edu/ 17
Lincoln Technical Institute-Brockton Brockton Massachusetts http://www.lincolnedu.com/ 17
Humacao Community College Humacao Puerto Rico http://www.hccpr.edu 17
Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland Ohio http://www.tri-c.edu 17
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-Mentor Mentor Ohio http://www.cidma.edu 17
YTI Career Institute-Capital Region Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania http://www.yti.edu 16
Western Dakota Technical Institute Rapid City South Dakota https://www.wdt.edu 16
West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport Bridgeport West Virginia http://www.wvjc.edu 16
Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor Michigan http://www.wccnet.edu 16
Virginia College-School of Business and Health-Chattanooga Chattanooga Tennessee http://www.vc.edu/college/chattanooga-colleges-tennessee.cfm 16
Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater Clearwater Florida http://www.ultimatemedical.edu 16
Riverside County Office of Education Riverside California http://www.riversidesce.org 16
Piedmont Technical College Greenwood South Carolina http://www.ptc.edu 16
Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology Chicago Illinois http://www.nwiht.org/main/ 16
North-West College-Pomona Pomona California http://www.north-westcollege.edu 16
Milan Institute-Nampa Nampa Idaho http://milaninstitute.edu/ 16
Midwest Technical Institute-Moline Moline Illinois https://midwesttech.edu/ 16
Meridian Technology Center Stillwater Oklahoma https://www.meridiantech.edu/programs/health-careers/ 16
Hawaii Medical College Honolulu Hawaii http://www.hmi.edu 16
Everest Institute-Tigard Tigard Oregon http://www.everest.edu/campus/tigard 16
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pennsylvania http://www.everest.edu/campus/pittsburgh 16
Dorsey Business Schools-Wayne Wayne Michigan http://www.dorsey.edu 16
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-Lyndhurst Lyndhurst Ohio http://www.cidma.edu 16
Carrington College California-San Jose San Jose California http://carrington.edu/ 16
Brown Mackie College-Cincinnati Cincinnati Ohio https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 16
Baker College of Port Huron Port Huron Michigan http://www.baker.edu/ 16
Antilles School of Technical Careers San Juan Puerto Rico http://antillespr.edu/ 16
Fortis College-Smyrna Smyrna Georgia https://www.fortis.edu/ 15
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus Roswell New Mexico http://www.roswell.enmu.edu 15
Daymar Institute-Clarksville Clarksville Tennessee http://www.daymarinstitute.edu 15
College of the Mainland Texas City Texas http://www.com.edu 15
Chemeketa Community College Salem Oregon http://www.chemeketa.edu 15
Carrington College California-Antioch Antioch California http://carrington.edu/ 15
Capital Area Technical College Baton Rouge Louisiana http://www.mybrcc.edu/ 15
Brown Mackie College-Atlanta Atlanta Georgia https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 15
Brown Mackie College-Albuquerque Albuquerque New Mexico https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 15
Asher College Sacramento California http://www.asher.edu 15
Arapahoe Community College Littleton Colorado https://www.arapahoe.edu/ 15
Virginia College-Jackson Jackson Mississippi http://www.vc.edu 15
Unitech Training Academy-West Monroe West Monroe Louisiana http://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 15
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College Roosevelt Utah http://www.ubatc.edu/ 15
Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center Minneapolis Minnesota http://WWW.SAOIC.ORG 15
San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino California http://www.valleycollege.edu 15
North-West College-Riverside Riverside California http://www.north-westcollege.edu 15
Los Angeles ORT College-Los Angeles Campus Los Angeles California http://www.laort.edu 15
Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway South Carolina http://www.hgtc.edu 15
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Arecibo Puerto Rico http://www.arecibo.inter.edu/portal/default.htm 14
Everest Institute-Jonesboro Jonesboro Georgia http://www.everest.edu/campus/jonesboro 14
Daymar College-Louisville Louisville Kentucky http://www.daymarcollege.edu 14
College of the Sequoias Visalia California http://www.cos.edu/Pages/default.aspx 14
Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire Wisconsin http://www.cvtc.edu/home.aspx 14
Carrington College-Boise Boise Idaho http://carrington.edu/ 14
Anthem College-Minnesota Saint Louis Park Minnesota http://www.anthem.edu 14
Anthem College-Fenton Fenton Missouri http://www.anthem.edu 14
Alvin Community College Alvin Texas http://www.alvincollege.edu 14
Westside Tech Winter Garden Florida http://www.ocpstechcenters.net/WestsideTech/Pages/default.aspx 14
Virginia College-Huntsville Huntsville Alabama http://WWW.VC.EDU 14
Trident Technical College Charleston South Carolina http://www.tridenttech.edu 14
Ridge Career Center Winter Haven Florida http://www.ridge.edu/ 14
Richmond School of Health and Technology CHESTER Virginia http://chestercareercollege.edu/ 14
Platt College-Tulsa Tulsa Oklahoma http://www.plattcolleges.edu 14
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Media Pennsylvania http://www.pit.edu 14
National University College-Rio Grande Rio Grande Puerto Rico http://www.nuc.edu 14
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Guayama Guayama Puerto Rico http://www.guayama.inter.edu 13
Great Lakes Institute of Technology Erie Pennsylvania http://www.glit.edu 13
El Paso Community College El Paso Texas http://www.epcc.edu/_layouts/temp/index.html 13
Eastern Arizona College Thatcher Arizona http://www.eac.edu 13
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Iowa https://www.dmacc.edu/Pages/welcome.aspx 13
Daymar College-Bowling Green Bowling Green Kentucky http://www.daymarcollege.edu 13
Brown Mackie College-Akron Akron Ohio https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 13
Brewster Technical Center Tampa Florida http://www.brewster.edu 13
Blackhawk Technical College Janesville Wisconsin http://www.blackhawk.edu 13
Bidwell Training Center Inc Pittsburgh Pennsylvania http://www.bidwell-training.org 13
Atenas College Manati Puerto Rico http://atenascollege.edu/ 13
Virginia College-Columbus Columbus Georgia http://www.vc.edu/college/columbus-georgia-colleges.cfm 13
Virginia College-Austin Austin Texas http://www.vc.edu/ 13
Vatterott College-Spring Valley Omaha Nebraska http://www.vatterott.edu 13
Vatterott College-Joplin Joplin Missouri http://www.vatterott.edu 13
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens Athens Tennessee http://www.tcatathens.edu/full-time-programs/pharmacy-technology 13
State Fair Community College Sedalia Missouri http://www.sfccmo.edu/pages/1.asp 13
Southeastern Technical College Vidalia Georgia http://www.southeasterntech.edu 13
Sanford-Brown College-Columbus Columbus Ohio http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/columbus 13
Platt College-Lawton Lawton Oklahoma http://www.plattcolleges.edu 13
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Johnstown Pennsylvania http://www.pennhighlands.edu 13
Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls Minnesota http://www.northlandcollege.edu 13
North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit Kansas http://www.ncktc.edu 13
Milan Institute-Amarillo Amarillo Texas http://milaninstitute.edu/ 13
Wake Technical Community College Raleigh North Carolina http://www.waketech.edu/ 12
Vernon College Vernon Texas http://www.vernoncollege.edu 12
Stratford University Fairfax Virginia http://www.stratford.edu 12
Southern State Community College Hillsboro Ohio http://www.sscc.edu 12
National College-Dayton Kettering Ohio http://www.national-college.edu 12
Midwest Institute Fenton Missouri http://www.midwestinstitute.com/ 12
InterCoast Career Institute-South Portland South Portland Maine http://www.intercoast.edu 12
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas Barranquitas Puerto Rico http://www.br.uipr.edu/inter/ 12
George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville Alabama http://www.wallacestate.edu 12
Gateway Technical College Kenosha Wisconsin https://www.gtc.edu/ 12
Fortis Institute-Forty Fort Forty Fort Pennsylvania http://www.fortisinstitute.edu 12
Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Florida http://www.fscj.edu 12
Everest College-Thornton Thornton Colorado http://www.everest.edu/campus/thornton 12
Daymar Institute-Nashville Nashville Tennessee http://www.daymarinstitute.edu 12
Concorde Career Institute-Orlando Orlando Florida http://www.concorde.edu 12
Cape Fear Community College Wilmington North Carolina http://cfcc.edu/ 12
Mid Michigan Community College Harrison Michigan https://www.midmich.edu/ 11
Michigan Career and Technical Institute Plainwell Michigan http://www.michigan.gov 11
Louisiana State University-Alexandria Alexandria Louisiana http://www.lsua.edu 11
Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus Van Nuys California http://www.laort.edu 11
Laurel Business Institute Uniontown Pennsylvania http://www.laurel.edu/ 11
Lanier Technical College Oakwood Georgia http://www.laniertech.edu/default2.aspx 11
ICPR Junior College-Manati Arecibo Puerto Rico http://www.icprjc.edu 11
Fortis College-Winter Park Winter Park Florida https://www.fortis.edu/ 11
Everest College-Salt Lake City West Valley City Utah http://www.everest.edu/locations 11
East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa Arizona http://www.evit.com 11
Community College of Beaver County Monaca Pennsylvania http://www.ccbc.edu 11
Carver Career Center Charleston West Virginia http://www.carvercareercenter.net/ 11
St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton Fenton Missouri http://www.saintlouishealthcareers.com/ 11
Salter School-New Bedford New Bedford Massachusetts http://www.salterschool.com/ 11
Platt College-Central OKC Oklahoma City Oklahoma http://plattcollege.edu/ 11
Opportunities Industrialization Center Fairmont West Virginia http://www.oicwv.org 11
North Idaho College Coeur d'Alene Idaho http://www.nic.edu/ 11
Mountwest Community and Technical College Huntington West Virginia http://www.mctc.edu 11
National College-Youngstown Youngstown Ohio https://www.an.edu/locations/youngstown-oh/ 10
National American University-Bloomington Bloomington Minnesota http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/bloomington/ 10
Genesis Career College-Cookeville Cookeville Tennessee http://www.gausssurgical.com/ 10
Forsyth Technical Community College Winston Salem North Carolina http://www.forsythtech.edu/ 10
Daymar Institute-Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Tennessee http://www.daymarinstitute.edu/locations/murfreesboro 10
Daymar College-Jackson Jackson Ohio http://www.daymarcollege.edu 10
Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh Pennsylvania https://www.ccac.edu 10
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College Chicago Illinois http://ccc.edu/colleges/wright/pages/default.aspx 10
Casper College Casper Wyoming http://www.caspercollege.edu 10
Blake Austin College Vacaville California http://www.blakeaustincollege.edu/ 10
Arkansas State University-Beebe Beebe Arkansas http://www.asub.edu 10
Unitech Training Academy-Houma Houma Louisiana http://unitechtrainingacademy.com/ 10
South Central College North Mankato Minnesota http://www.southcentral.edu 10
Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon Washington http://www.skagit.edu/default.asp 10
Ross Medical Education Center-Granger Granger Indiana https://www.rosseducation.edu/ 10
Ross College-Sylvania Sylvania Ohio https://www.rosseducation.edu/ 10
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District Chillicothe Ohio http://www.pickawayross.com 10
Pensacola State College Pensacola Florida http://www.pensacolastate.edu 10
North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville Georgia https://northgatech.edu/ 10
National University College-Ponce Ponce Puerto Rico http://www.nuc.edu 10
Yakima Valley Community College Yakima Washington http://www.yvcc.edu/Pages/default.aspx 9
University of Antelope Valley Lancaster California https://www.uav.edu/emt 9
Universidad Metropolitana Cupey Puerto Rico http://www.suagm.edu/umet/ 9
Traviss Career Center Lakeland Florida http://www.traviss.edu 9
The University of Montana Missoula Montana http://www.umt.edu 9
Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac Michigan https://www.swmich.edu/ 9
Southeastern Community College Whiteville North Carolina http://www.sccnc.edu 9
Sanford-Brown Institute-Trevose Trevose Pennsylvania http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/trevose 9
Richland Community College Decatur Illinois http://www.richland.edu 9
Penn Commercial Business/Technical School Washington Pennsylvania http://www.penncommercial.edu 9
Northshore Technical Community College Bogalusa Louisiana http://northshorecollege.edu/ 9
National American University-Roseville Roseville Minnesota http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/roseville/ 9
Manatee Technical Institute Bradenton Florida http://manateetech.edu/ 9
Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont Texas http://www.lit.edu 9
ICDC College Huntington Park California http://www.icdccollege.edu/ 9
Fortis Institute-Erie Erie Pennsylvania https://www.fortis.edu/ 9
Durham Technical Community College Durham North Carolina http://www.durhamtech.edu 9
Columbia Centro Universitario-Yauco Yauco Puerto Rico http://www.columbiacentral.edu/web2014/ 9
Chicago ORT Technical Institute Skokie Illinois http://www.ortchicagotech.edu 9
Central Carolina Technical College Sumter South Carolina http://www.cctech.edu 9
CBD College Los Angeles California http://www.cbd.edu 9
Carrington College California-Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill California http://carrington.edu/ 9
Brown Mackie College-St Louis Fenton Missouri https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 9
Brown Mackie College-Louisville Louisville Kentucky https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 9
Allied Health Careers Austin Texas http://www.4meahc.com/ 9
Medical Institute of Palm Beach Greenacres Florida http://medicalinstitutepb.edu/ 8
Lamar State College-Orange Orange Texas http://www.lsco.edu 8
Gateway Community and Technical College Florence Kentucky http://www.gateway.kctcs.edu 8
Fortis College-Montgomery Montgomery Alabama https://www.fortis.edu/ 8
Everest Institute-Bensalem Bensalem Pennsylvania http://everestinstitute.edu/ 8
Eagle Gate College-Layton Layton Utah http://www.eaglegatecollege.edu 8
Daymar College-Scottsville Scottsville Kentucky http://www.daymarcollege.edu 8
Central Arizona College Coolidge Arizona http://www.centralaz.edu 8
Brown Mackie College-San Antonio San Antonio Texas https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 8
Brown Mackie College-Findlay Findlay Ohio https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 8
Augusta Technical College Augusta Georgia http://www.augustatech.edu 8
Atlantic Technical Center Coconut Creek Florida http://www.atlantictechcenter.com 8
Amarillo College Amarillo Texas https://www.actx.edu/ 8
Valley College of Medical Careers West Hills California https://www.valleycollegeofmedicalcareers.info/ 8
Snow College Ephraim Utah http://www.snow.edu 8
RGV Careers Pharr Texas http://rgvcareers.edu/ 8
Northwest Iowa Community College Sheldon Iowa http://www.nwicc.edu 8
North-West College-Pasadena Pasadena California http://www.north-westcollege.edu 8
Mohave Community College Kingman Arizona http://www.mohave.edu 8
Central Georgia Technical College Warner Robins Georgia http://www.centralgatech.edu 7
Carrington College California-Pomona Pomona California http://carrington.edu/ 7
Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky Fort Mitchell Kentucky https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 7
Brown Mackie College-North Canton Canton Ohio https://www.brownmackie.edu/ 7
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center Ashland Ohio http://www.acwhcc-jvs.k12.oh.us/ 7
Winter Park Tech Winter Park Florida http://www.ocpstechcenters.net/winterparktech/Pages/default.aspx 7
Ventura Adult and Continuing Education Ventura California http://www.AdultEdVentura.edu 7
Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville Georgia http://southernregional.edu/ 7
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen McAllen Texas http://www.stvt.edu 7
Scioto County Career Technical Center Lucasville Ohio http://sciototech.org/home/?page_id=2247 7
Sanford-Brown College-Dallas Dallas Texas http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/dallas 7
Ross Medical Education Center-Ontario Ontario Ohio https://www.rosseducation.edu/ 7
Ross Medical Education Center-Davison Davison Michigan https://www.rosseducation.edu/ 7
Roane State Community College Harriman Tennessee http://www.roanestate.edu 7
Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills Michigan https://www.oaklandcc.edu/ 7
Lincoln Technical Institute-Fern Park Fern Park Florida http://www.lincolnedu.com/ 7
Laurel Technical Institute Sharon Pennsylvania http://www.laurel.edu 7
Jones County Junior College Ellisville Mississippi http://www.jcjc.edu 7
InterCoast Career Institute-Salem Salem New Hampshire http://www.intercoast.edu/ 7
Indian River State College Fort Pierce Florida http://www.irsc.edu 7
IBMC College Fort Collins Colorado http://ibmc.edu/ 7
Hibbing Community College Hibbing Minnesota http://www.hibbing.edu 7
Cisco College Cisco Texas http://www.cisco.edu/s/926/start.aspx 7
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Brownsville Brownsville Texas http://www.stvt.edu 6
San Joaquin Valley College-Temecula Temecula California http://www.sjvc.edu/ 6
Salem Community College Carneys Point New Jersey http://www.salemcc.edu 6
Ross Medical Education Center-Morgantown Morgantown West Virginia https://www.rosseducation.edu/ 6
Ross Medical Education Center-Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Indiana https://www.rosseducation.edu/ 6
Ross Medical Education Center-Brighton Brighton Michigan https://www.rosseducation.edu/ 6
Pike County Joint Vocational School District Piketon Ohio http://www.pikectc.org 6
National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls South Dakota http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/sioux-falls/ 6
Mid-South Community College West Memphis Arkansas http://www.asumidsouth.edu/ 6
Lively Technical Center Tallahassee Florida http://livelytech.com/ 6
Johnston Community College Smithfield North Carolina http://www.johnstoncc.edu 6
Jackson College Jackson Michigan http://www.jccmi.edu 6
ICPR Junior College-Arecibo Arecibo Puerto Rico http://www.icprjc.edu 6
First Coast Technical College Saint Augustine Florida http://fctc.edu/ 6
Everest College-Burr Ridge Burr Ridge Illinois http://www.everest.edu/locations 6
Delaware Area Career Center Delaware Ohio http://www.delawareareacc.org 6
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Brecksville Ohio http://www.cvccworks.edu/ 6
Craven Community College New Bern North Carolina http://cravencc.edu/ 6
Career Quest Learning Centers-Lansing Lansing Michigan http://www.careerquest.edu/courses-programs/healthcare/pharmacy-technician 6
Career Quest Learning Centers-Jackson Jackson Michigan http://www.careerquest.edu 6
American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education Piscataway New Jersey https://www.aimseducation.edu/ 6
Trumbull Career & Technical Center Warren Ohio http://www.tctchome.com 6
Southeastern Institute-Charlotte Charlotte North Carolina http://www.southeasterninstitute.com 6
York Technical College Rock Hill South Carolina http://www.yorktech.edu 5
West Virginia University at Parkersburg Parkersburg West Virginia http://www.wvup.edu 5
Provo College Provo Utah http://www.provocollege.edu 5
National College-Cincinnati Cincinnati Ohio http://www.national-college.edu 5
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College Rockford Illinois http://www.rockfordcareercollege.edu 5
Hagerstown Community College Hagerstown Maryland http://www.hagerstowncc.edu/admissions/apply-online 5
Franklin Technology-MSSU Joplin Missouri http:// 5
Fortis Institute-Grand Prairie Grand Prairie Texas https://www.fortis.edu/ 5
Fortis College-Columbus Westerville Ohio https://www.fortis.edu/ 5
Daymar College-Bellevue Bellevue Kentucky http://www.daymarcollege.edu/ 5
Choffin Career and Technical Center Youngstown Ohio http://www.choffincareer.com 5
Yorktowne Business Institute York Pennsylvania http:// 4
Virginia College-Knoxville Knoxville Tennessee http://www.vc.edu 4
Turtle Mountain Community College Belcourt North Dakota http://www.tm.edu 4
Southeastern Institute-Charleston North Charleston South Carolina http://www.southeasterninstitute.com 4
South Suburban College South Holland Illinois http://www.ssc.edu/ 4
North Iowa Area Community College Mason City Iowa http://www.niacc.edu 4
Midwestern Career College Chicago Illinois http://www.mccollege.edu 4
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Canfield Ohio http://www.mahoningctc.com 4
Lincoln Trail College Robinson Illinois http://www.iecc.edu/ltc 4
Healthcare Training Institute Kenner Louisiana http://healthcaretraininginstitutenola.net 4
Fortis Institute-Mulberry Mulberry Florida https://www.fortis.edu/ 4
Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell Montana http://www.fvcc.edu 4
Dorsey Business Schools-Lansing Lansing Michigan http://www.dorsey.edu 4
Del Mar College Corpus Christi Texas http://www.delmar.edu 4
Daymar College-Owensboro Owensboro Kentucky http://www.daymarcollege.edu 4
Daymar College-New Boston New Boston Ohio http://www.daymarcollege.edu 4
D A Dorsey Educational Center Miami Florida http://dadorsey.dadeschools.net/ 4
Cosumnes River College Sacramento California http://www.crc.losrios.edu/ 4
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord North Carolina http://www.cabarruscollege.edu/index.cfm 4
Anthem College-Denver Aurora Colorado http://www.anthem.edu 4
Marygrove College Detroit Michigan http://www.marygrove.edu 3
Henry Ford Community College Dearborn Michigan https://www.hfcc.edu/ 3
Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park Minnesota https://www.hennepintech.edu/ 3
Everest College-Woodbridge Woodbridge Virginia http://www.everest.edu/campus/woodbridge? 3
Everest College-Merrillville Merrillville Indiana http://www.everest.edu/locations 3
Cape Coral Institute of Technology Cape Coral Florida http://www.capecoraltech.edu/ 3
Academy of Careers and Technology Beckley West Virginia http://www.wvact.net 3
Wayne Community College Goldsboro North Carolina http://www.waynecc.edu 3
Vantage Career Center Van Wert Ohio http://www.vantagecareercenter.com/ 3
Tri-County Adult Career Center Nelsonville Ohio http://www.tricountyadultcareercenter.org 3
Southeast Community College Area Lincoln Nebraska https://www.southeast.edu/ 3
Ross Medical Education Center-Niles Niles Ohio https://www.rosseducation.edu/ 3
Ross Medical Education Center-Cincinnati Cincinnati Ohio https://www.rosseducation.edu/ 3
National College-Willoughby Hills Willoughby Hills Ohio http://www.national-college.edu 3
National College-Stow Stow Ohio https://www.an.edu/locations/akron-oh/ 3
Miles Community College Miles City Montana https://www.milescc.edu/ 3
International Business College-El Paso El Paso Texas http:// 2
ICPR Junior College-Mayaguez Mayaguez Puerto Rico http://www.icprjc.edu 2
High Plains Technology Center Woodward Oklahoma http://hptc.edu/ 2
Career Quest Learning Center-Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Michigan http://www.careerquest.edu 2
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County Newark Ohio http://www.c-tec.edu 2
Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee Florida https://www.tcc.fl.edu/Pages/default.aspx 2
Southeastern Institute-Columbia Columbia South Carolina http://www.southeasterninstitute.com 2
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Mayaguez Puerto Rico http://www.pucpr.edu/mayaguez/ 2
National College-Columbus Columbus Ohio https://www.an.edu/locations/columbus-oh/ 2
Lower Columbia College Longview Washington http://lowercolumbia.edu 2
West Shore Community College Scottville Michigan http://www.westshore.edu 1
West Los Angeles College Culver City California http://www.wlac.edu 1
Riverland Community College Austin Minnesota http://www.riverland.edu 1
Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus Bridgeview Illinois http://www.nc.edu/ 1
Northwestern College-Chicago Campus Chicago Illinois http://www.nc.edu/ 1
National American University-Lee's Summit Lee's Summit Missouri http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/lees-summit/ 1
National American University-Austin Austin Texas http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/austin/ 1
Madonna University Livonia Michigan http://www.madonna.edu 1
Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville Iowa http://www.iowalakes.edu 1
InterCoast Colleges-Carson Carson California http://www.intercoast.edu/locations/carson/ 1
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro San Juan Puerto Rico http://www.metro.inter.edu/index.asp 1
ICPR Junior College-General Institutional Hato Rey Puerto Rico http://www.icprjc.edu 1
College of Southern Maryland La Plata Maryland http://www.csmd.edu/ 1
Coastal Bend College Beeville Texas http://www.coastalbend.edu 1
Brookline College-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oklahoma http://brooklinecollege.edu/ 1
Bristol Community College Fall River Massachusetts http://bristolcc.edu/ 1
2013 School Data from IPEDS (Sourced in January, 2015)

Hybrid & online programs

American University
Online MS - Healthcare Management
Johns Hopkins University (AAP)
MS - Biotechnology
MS - Bioinformatics
MS - Regulatory Science
Utica College
Online MS - Healthcare Administration
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Completing pharmacy technician courses online is a great way for busy people to further their education without having to travel to campus. Many schools offer a selection of 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 finding employment. For this reason, in most cases it is best to choose an online program that also offers externship placement.

  • 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.

School City State Website Total grads (2013)
Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa Tampa Florida http://www.ultimatemedical.edu 1115
University of Phoenix-Online Campus Phoenix Arizona http://www.phoenix.edu/ 173
Rasmussen College-Florida Ocala Florida http://www.rasmussen.edu 168
Virginia College-Columbia Columbia South Carolina http://www.vc.edu 133
Charter College-Canyon Country Canyon Country California http://www.chartercollege.edu/ 122
Everest University-North Orlando Orlando Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/north_orlando 83
Charter College-Anchorage Anchorage Alaska http://www.chartercollege.edu 79
Rasmussen College-Minnesota St. Cloud Minnesota http://www.rasmussen.edu 79
Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford Illinois http://www.rasmussen.edu 56
Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland Wisconsin http://www.gotoltc.edu 55
Ayers Career College Shreveport Louisiana http://ayers.edu/ 54
Everest University-Melbourne Melbourne Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/melbourne 54
Allied American University Laguna Hills California http://www.allied.edu/ 51
Northwest Vista College San Antonio Texas http://www.alamo.edu/nvc/ 41
Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs Colorado http://www.ppcc.edu 41
Virginia College-Montgomery Montgomery Alabama http://www.vc.edu/ 37
Sinclair Community College Dayton Ohio http://www.sinclair.edu 34
Everest College-Portland Portland Oregon http://www.everest.edu/campus/portland 33
Everest University-Brandon Tampa Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/brandon 31
Virginia College-Birmingham Birmingham Alabama http://www.vc.edu 29
Pioneer Career and Technology Center Shelby Ohio http://www.go2pioneer.com/ 25
City College of San Francisco San Francisco California http://www.ccsf.edu 24
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls Minnesota http://www.minnesota.edu 24
Rasmussen College-Wisconsin Green Bay Wisconsin http://www.rasmussen.edu 23
Everest University-Tampa Tampa Florida http://www.everest.edu/campus/tampa 22
Community Care College Tulsa Oklahoma http://www.communitycarecollege.edu 19
Vincennes University Vincennes Indiana http://vinu.edu/web/guest/home 16
Crowder College Neosho Missouri http://www.crowder.edu 13
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage Alaska http://www.uaa.alaska.edu 13
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay Oregon https://www.socc.edu 12
Kirtland Community College Roscommon Michigan http://www.kirtland.edu 11
National American University-Brooklyn Center Brooklyn Center Minnesota http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/brooklyn-center/ 11
Daymar College-Online Louisville Kentucky http://www.daymarcollege.edu/ 9
Great Falls College Montana State University Great Falls Montana http://www.gfcmsu.edu 9
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson Kansas http://www.hutchcc.edu 8
North Central Missouri College Trenton Missouri http://www.ncmissouri.edu/ 7
Allen County Community College Iola Kansas http://www.allencc.edu 4
Daymar College-Paducah Main Paducah Kentucky http://www.daymarcollege.edu/locations/kentucky/paducah 4
National American University-Independence Independence Missouri http://www.national.edu/locations/campuses/independence/ 3
Four County Career Center Archbold Ohio http://www.fourcounty.net 2
Yavapai College Prescott Arizona http://www.yc.edu/v5content/academics/divisions/sciences-and-health/allied-health/medical-assistant.htm 2
Barton County Community College Great Bend Kansas http://www.bartonccc.edu 1
2013 School Data from IPEDS (Sourced in January, 2015)

Core & Elective Courses

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has made their Pharmacy Technician and Training Program Model Curriculum available online. The curriculum can be accessed on the ASHP website. According to this model, pharmacy technician students should spend their educational efforts cultivating interpersonal knowledge and skills as well as foundational professional knowledge and skills. Some of the career-specific goals of the curriculum include:

  • process and handling of medications
  • sterile and nonsterile compounding
  • procurement billing, reimbursement and inventory management
  • patient and medication safety
  • technology and informatics
  • regulatory issues
  • quality assurance

Each course in a typical pharmacy technician curriculum should further at least one of the above 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 institutional accreditation in addition to program-specific accreditations. 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 to 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 submit 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 quite good. Between 2016 and 2026, the demand for pharmacy technicians is expected to grow 12 percent, which is significantly higher than the average job growth rate of 7 percent (BLS 2017). 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 (52 percent as of 2017) 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 Facts Pharmacy 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, June 2018

Licensing & Certification

Pharmacy technicians are licensed on a state by state basis so it is critical that anyone pursuing this career become familiar with the licensing requirements in their own state. Prospective applicants should also 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 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 certification with approved continuing education courses throughout the course of their career.