Pharmacy Program

Online Learning

Pharmacy Program

Online Learning

Pharmacy Technician Course (CPhT)

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as Pharmacy Technicians or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation. Students learn the fundamentals of pharmaceutical dispensing and are prepared to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification exam delivered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Program topics include dosage forms, routes of administration, measurements and calculations, infection control, medication safety, prescription reading, and pharmacology.

Students will complete a 160 hour wholly online course with an optional 120 hour externship in a pharmacy setting. 

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as Pharmacy Technicians or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in this occupation. Students learn the fundamentals of pharmaceutical dispensing and are prepared to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification exam delivered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Program topics include dosage forms, routes of administration, measurements and calculations, infection control, medication safety, prescription reading, and pharmacology.

Students will complete a 160 hour wholly online course with an optional 120 hour externship in a pharmacy setting. 

A Pharmacy Externship is an optional component of the Pharmacy Program at LNA Health Careers, it is not a requirement. The externship is 120 hours in length and at a participating pharmacy in New Hampshire. 

The cost of the externship is $200. 

The requirements of participating in an externship are: 

  • Submit documentation of current year’s flu vaccine (if taking class Oct-Apr) or signed declination. If a student declines to receive the flu vaccine, they will be required to wear a mask during clinical.
  • Submit proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella, varicella, tetanus (within 10 years).
  • Submit documentation of Hep B vaccine series or declination.
  • Submit documentation of a two-step TB test dated within the past year or results of a negative chest x-ray dated within the past 5 years.
  • Submit documentation of a safe to work exam and negative drug test by Medical provider. This can be performed by a PCP, walk-in clinic or urgent care provider.
  •  A high school diploma or GED
  • Has an active Health Insurance plan and card
  • Possesses proficiency in English and basic math as determined by the pre-entrance examination. Must successfully pass the pre-entrance examination with a score of 80% or greater.
  • Submit documentation of a safe to work exam by medical provider.

Pharmacy Course Fees

   Seat Deposit Fee: $450 (due at sign up, non-refundable)
   Supplies Fee: $250
   Criminal Record Check: $25
   Liability Insurance: $25
   Tuition: $1,250
   TOTAL: $2,000

Upon successfully graduating from the Pharmacy Course students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to sit for the National certification exam from the National Healthcareer Association. Interested students will be required to register for the National exam with the Program Director via the Admissions team.

The cost of the National exam is $130.

*Please note: LNA Health Careers cannot accept transfer of credits from any other institution, nor do our programs provide transfer credits to any other institution.