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Program Offerings Include
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Pharmacy Technician Beginner

The beginner career diploma program helps learners prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). High school learners can also earn credits toward this program while earning their high school diploma.

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Pharmacy Technician Professional (Advanced)

Our advanced program is modeled against ASHP/ACPE standards and is designed to prepare learners for positions in hospital settings. Similar to the beginner program, this career diploma also prepares learners for both the PTCE & ExCPT exams.

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Sterile Compounding

Career certificate program trains skilled Pharmacy Technicians in compounding pharmaceuticals safely and accurately in hospital and nursing care systems. Coursework includes lessons on common calculations, aseptic technique, parenteral preparations and nutrition, quality control, and more.  

The Penn Foster Solution

Penn Foster’s online Healthcare Academy helps partner hospital and nursing care systems reduce employee turnover and increase their bottom line by:

  • Assessing employee readiness to ensure training dollars are spent on eligible employees with demonstrated interest 
  • Tracking enrollment and learner progression
  • Facilitating externships to provide employees with hands-on experience 
  • And more! 

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The Penn Foster Solution

"I decided to enroll with Penn Foster because I loved that I could go at my own pace and the tuition was affordable and perfect for my budget." - Christi G., Pharmacy Technician





About Penn Foster

Penn Foster is a talent development pioneer, bridging the gap between education and economic opportunity to build the workforce of tomorrow. We partner with employers, educators, and community-based organizations to design and deliver digital and blended learning programs that attract, upskill, and retain workers in America’s fastest-growing fields and professions. With more than 40,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster helps individuals discover pathways to opportunity through accredited diploma, certificate and degree programs that matter in the world of work.