Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Why Pharmacy Technician: Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals. They mainly work in retail pharmacies and hospitals. Work under the supervision of pharmacists, who must review prescriptions before they are given to patients. In most states, technicians can compound or mix some medications and call physicians for prescription refill authorizations. Technicians also may need to operate automated dispensing equipment when filling prescription orders. Pharmacy technicians working in hospitals and other medical facilities prepare a greater variety of medications, such as intravenous medications. They may make rounds in the hospital, giving medications to patients. A Pharmacy Technician works intimately with a licensed pharmacist to facilitate the increasing demands of patient needs in pharmaceuticals. A properly trained and well-educated technician will work directly with the public, meeting and greeting patients to establish records; communicate findings through industry-driven computer software; have a working knowledge of prescriptions, as well as the body and its functions; and process medication requests meticulously and with confidence.


Pharmacy Technician Certificate: Continents Academy Ohio's first tuition free approved medical institution, we do not charge any instructional fees, course materials or any renewal fees. But to keep our business in good condition, we charge modest fees for admission application, examination processing and graduation fees. The current fee schedule is as follows in this page.

The exclusive Pharmacy Technician Program at Continents Academy prepares you with the educational tools necessary to become a qualified pharmacy technician. As a graduate, you will be readied to take the ExCPT or PTCB exam and gain entrance to a field where more work becomes a satisfying career and the potential for consistent income for you!

This program is designed to provide students (regardless of their experience level) with a sophisticated education that meets and exceeds certification standards. Students are provided in-depth instruction on procedures ranging from transactions at the pharmacy to filling prescriptions. This program enables students to become marketable professionals who can fully comply with the requirements in the pharmaceutical profession.

Continents Academy students all over the country will be able to take advantage of the partnership between our school and CVS/Pharmacy®, cementing the knowledge and skills learned during the online Pharmacy Technician program, and expanding the Pharmacy Technician education through hands-on experience.

Continents Academy students will be responsible on checking their state board of pharmacy if they have a specific requirements on to the pharmacy technicians to be a national certified before applying for new jobs, (students will need to check here before applying for the national examination). Completing an externship allows students to see the real world application of the concepts you’re learning, which makes them easier to remember for the test.

Pharmacy technician program will prepare our students to outline the responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician, and describe the ethics, both personal and professional, required for success in this position. Also describe the roles of the Pharmacy Technician and the Pharmacist, understand and explain the differences between the two roles, and outline the regulations imposed by state and federal law in each role.

Pharmacy Technician program explain how to follow all standard techniques and procedures related to pharmacy operations: aseptic operations, medication transcriptions, metric/apothecary conversions, drug distribution, and recordkeeping, in addition to list and explain all of the major classifications of drugs, and understand the indications, therapeutic effects, side effects, dosing recommendations, routes of administration, and mechanisms of action for the different classifications.


The School Catalog: Please note the catalogs listed below are in pdf format. You will need Adobe Reader to view these pages. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download a free copy from Adobe Reader. After you download and install Adobe Reader, please visit this link to download and explore Continents Academy School Catalog.


TOEFL: If you obtained a foreign school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma, Ohio Board of Pharmacy rules require successful completion of the TOEFL iBT in order to work as Pharmacy Technician in Ohio and your minimum accepted scores should be the following:

Writing: 24 | Speaking: 26 | Listening: 21 | Reading: 22

  • To submit your TOEFL scores to Continents Academy, use our school code: B594 More Information 


Accredited National Board Certificate: Most pharmacy employers seek applicants with a certification, and many mandate it as a requirement. Taking the ExCPT exam and earning your CPhT certification from NHA can help you stand out and set you up for success. Pharmacy Technicians are sought-after professionals in pharmacies located in hospitals, drug stores, doctors’ offices and grocery stores. With a CPhT certification from NHA, you’ll have the credentials you need to invest in your future and prepare for a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician.