Remington College offers a combination of coursework and practical real-world pharmacy experience in our diploma program.*
As a student in our Pharmacy Technician school will have the opportunity to learn the basics of drug interactions, medical abbreviations, and dealing with patients.
Your pharmacy technician training will include a basic background in human structure and function, and you will have the chance to take courses in first aid, career development, and computers, as well as pharmacy law and ethics.
4% growth forecast from 2019 through 2029
As fast as the average for all occupations
Increased demand for prescription medications will lead to more demand for pharmaceutical services.
July 1998 marked the start of Remington College in Lafayette, Louisiana. Since that time, we’ve established our presence in the community by delivering professional training programs that are in step with the needs of Acadiana college students.
Our Campus is dynamic and lively, our people are warm and welcoming, and our halls are filled with postcards, pictures, and information about our graduates and the companies they now work for.
The Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program provides training in the basic elements of the field of pharmacy such as medical abbreviations, prescription writing and interpretation, drug forms and routes of administration, sterile product mixtures and compounding, as well as developing relationships between the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions such as pharmacy technician, pharmacy service representative, outpatient pharmacy technician, and inpatient pharmacy technician in work locations such as retail or mail-order pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities.
Pharmacy technicians 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 technician career requirements vary, but many employers prefer to hire technicians with formal training or certification. A pharmacy technician diploma program might cover topics such as medical and pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical calculation, recordkeeping, pharmacy techniques, and pharmacy law. Career destinations include, but are not limited to, the following:
Every Remington College location, in addition to the Online Division, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.