Pharmacy Technician

Program Description

Bramson ORT College's Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program is very practically oriented. Students will learn in modern state-of-the-art laboratories, where they will receive individual attention, hands-on training and tutoring.

Furthermore, upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to pass the national certification exam administered by the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board).

The program includes courses in pharmacology, medical terminology, pharmacy calculations, pharmacy procedures and clinical procedures. Students will be required to complete an internship at the end of the program. This internship will help students to gain the necessary practical experience needed to obtain employment in the continually growing pharmaceutical industry. Credits obtained by students while in the Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program are transferable to two-year and four-year programs at Bramson ORT College and other colleges and universities worldwide.

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US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification Code for Pharmacy Technician: 292052.

Program Summary Chart


Pharmacy Technician Certificate

Program Length:

30 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.

Tuition & Fees:


Books & Supplies:


Lab Fee:
(One Time Fee)


Graduation Fee:
(One Time Fee)


Median Loan*:


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More Information
Medical and Natural Sciences Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

*The Median Loan Debt is calculated base on students who received Student loans to finance their tuition and have completed this program.

Pharmacy Technician
18 Credits
Required Major Courses
MD101 Clinical Procedures
3 Credits
MD201 Pharmacy Procedures
3 Credits
MD202 Pharmacy Calculations
3 Credits
MD204 Pharmacy Internship
3 Credits
PH103 Pharmacology and Drug Administration
3 Credits
SS204 Medical Terminology for the Secretary
3 Credits
CS100 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
3 Credits
Arts and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
Elective Liberal Arts
  General Education Courses (Select two)
6 Credits
  Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

Career Outlook

Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility, besides filling prescriptions, is to prepare and dispense drugs that will be administered orally or topically. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of the drug, and producing a prescription label. Other duties of pharmacy technicians include taking inventory of pharmacy supplies and completing pharmacy insurance forms. Graduates of the Bramson ORT College Pharmacy Technician Certificate program will be able to complete all of the tasks listed above.

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Specialty Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Call Center- Pharmacy Technician
  • Compounding Pharmacy Technician
  • Data Entry Pharmacy Technician
  • Grocery Store Pharmacy Technician
  • Department Store Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Billing Specialist
  • Pharmacy Records Manager
  • Medical Records Manger
  • Pharmacy Triage Technician
  • Network Pharmacy Technician
  • Specialty Pharmacy Technician
  • Hospital Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Order Entry Technician

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Pharmacy Technicians. Salaries are listed by both position and industry/sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College's Career Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector

    Pharmacy Technician


    General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

    Pharmacy Technician


    Grocery Stores

    Pharmacy Technician


    Other General Merchandise Stores

    Pharmacy Technician


    Department Stores