Online Pharmacy Technician Program

Classes are all done online, in which video lectures and materials are reviewed at home.  Get started in a non-credit undergraduate program and earn credentials employers recognize.

Online Pharmacy Technician Program 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there should be more than 70,700 new openings for pharmacy technicians by the year 2022. That amounts to nearly 20% employment growth, much faster than the average for all professions!

As a certified pharmacy technician, you are the liaison between medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists, insurance companies and patients. You will receive and verify prescriptions and prepare patient medication.

 Florida Gulf Coast University's Online Pharmacy Technician program, in partnership with MK Education, make it possible for you to build on your existing career rather than start a new one from scratch —and we help you do it around the busy work schedule and family obligations you already have.

Our Pharmacy Technician Program is designed to help you advance your current health care career or to find entry-level employment in this field. You can feel confident that this flexibility also comes with high standards in training and education. Get started in a non-credit undergraduate certificate program and earn credentials employers recognize.

  • Prerequisites
  • High School diploma or GED
  • At least 18 years of age for the Externship Program.


This course prepares students for TWO national certification exams:
📌 Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB),
📌 Exam for the Certified Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) - National HealthCareer Association (NHA)

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation 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.

The externship serves as working experience, as well as a reference for future employment. For an additional fee of $450, students have the option to 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.

Payment Plan is available through
MK Education.​

For more information, contact MK Education at 630-541-3600 ext. 8606 or submit your name and email at the request for info box below, and a representative will get back shortly.

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