Pharmacy Technician requirements:
1. High School Diploma or GED
2. 18 years or older
3. Pass the NCOHC entrance exam by TABE® ($25 non-refundable fee)
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The Pharmacy Technician program at Northbrook College of Health Care is a two part program which provides the students with both theoretical knowledge (AHP 105) and the practical experience (AHP 106).
AHP 105 Certified Pharmacy Technician I
AHP 105 Certified Pharmacy Technician I is a 50 contact hour course. During this course, the student receives class room instruction on key topics such as pharmacy practice, ordering medication, packaging medication, filling prescriptions, labeling prescriptions as well as, understanding the regulations and standards at the Federal and State level. This course also emphasizes pharmacy terminology, symbols and abbreviations, professionalism and communication skills when interacting with patients and health care professionals.
The students who complete this course with a passing grade become eligible to take the certification exam conducted by National Health Career Association (NHA). After passing the NHA certification exam, the student then applies, with the State of Illinois for licensure, to become a Licensed Certified Pharmacy Technician. This course is generally offered once a week to accommodate students with a busy work schedule.
We are currently in the process of getting approved by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
AHP 106 Certified Pharmacy Technician II (Advanced)
AHP 106 Certified Pharmacy Technician II is a 24 contact hour course. Students that have successfully completed AHP 105 Certified Pharmacy Technician I; and have obtained a license as Certified Pharmacy Technician may enroll in this course. This course is designed to provide hands on experience in a pharmacy where under the supervision of a Licensed Pharmacist, the student gains proficiency in applying the theoretical knowledge obtained in AHP 105. Clinical hours are scheduled based upon the site availability.