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About the PHARMACY TECHNICIAN program at American National College in Atlanta, GA School of Medicine

As health care becomes more technically complex, the need for educated, skilled, and competent support personnel is vital. American National College's Pharmacy Technician program is a focused curriculum designed to offer students the wide array of skills necessary to perform in the pharmaceutical industry. Graduates of this program are prepared with training in the actions and uses of drugs, pharmacy materials management, drug distribution systems, pharmaceutical calculations, basic anatomy/physiology, human relations, and medical billing. They will learn the necessary verbal and written communication skills for effective patient/ coworker relationships. Pharmacy Technician program graduates may find entry-level employment as Pharmacy Technician, Production Fill Tech, Inventory Control Clerk, and Order Entry Representatives in a broad range of settings, including: managed care facilities, retirement communities, outpatient clinics, hospitals, home health care, and retail and industrial pharmaceutical facilities.

  • Applicants are required to register with the Board as a pharmacy technician trainee and that within two years register as a pharmacy technician.
  • Applicants must have a criminal background check, including submitting fingerprints.
  • Applicants must take and pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's National Certification Examination in order to register as a pharmacy technician.
  • The National Certification Examination fee is $129 and fee to register, as a Pharmacy Technician is $54.



Students will be eligible to take the national certification examination.

The approximate amount of time required for completion of the day Pharmacy Technician program is thirty-six (36) weeks and the evening program is forty-eight (48) weeks.

Course Completion dates are subject to attending 20 hours per week days and 16 hours per week nights. Course Completion dates are subject to attending 9 credit hours per term days and 8 credit hours nights.

Academic weeks are defined as actual weeks in attendance excluding holidays, school breaks, and inclement weather days.


* High School Diploma or GED is required for admittance.