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Pharmacy Technician

CE: Continuing Education
Pharmacy Technician

Course Details:

The length of the course is typically 5 - 6 months, including externships. It is comprised of 180 hours in didactics (online and in-class) and 120 hours of externship, totalling 300 hours. This course will prepare you to:

  • assist pharmacists in preparing medications for patients
  • perform mathematical calculations
  • demonstrate a basic knowledge of medications
  • demonstrate an understanding of how medications work
  • have a basic understanding of drug interactions
  • have an understanding of the process of stocking and inventorying medications
  • have a basic understanding of common disease states


  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Proficient in vocabulary, comprehension, and math concepts


The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment. As part of the program, students receive hands-on-training by completing a 120 clock-hour externship at a local pharmacy through MK Education. ​

MK Education has established relationships with pharmacies (both retail and hospital sites) nationwide to provide potential opportunities to complete this externship for all our students. ​

State Requirements:

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by location and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.

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Enrollment Information:

12 month self-paced online class with modules that include video lectures & simulations

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Classroom: Online

Price: $2,800

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Payment Fee Schedule:

  1. First payment: $700
  2. Second payment: $700
  3. Third payment: $700
  4. Fourth payment: $700

For assistance with registration please contact Continuing Education at 956-326-3068 or email to Continuing Education.

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