Pharmacy Technician

Chicago is a city in demand for Pharmacy Technicians. Operating in every neighborhood, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – Chicago is a hub for medicine. Now is the time to train for your new career as a Pharmacy Technician at Coyne College.

Earn Your Diploma

As the U.S. population is aging and staying more active, the number of people who require health care and prescriptions will likely coincide, which means increased demand for qualified pharmacy technicians. Upon completion of Coyne College’s pharmacy technician program in Chicago, graduates can be qualified for entry-level positions in retail or hospital pharmacies.

What You'll Learn

In our Pharmacy Technician program, you’ll learn computer order entry, pharmaceutical calculations, record keeping, and how to mix intravenous solutions and compound products to be dispensed. The program includes an externship, which will give you hands-on experience in a real world setting. The pharmacy tech program can be completed in as little as 42 weeks. Learn more about pharmacy technician classes.

What You'll Do

Pharmacy techs perform a wide variety of tasks under the supervision of a pharmacist. Part of their responsibilities includes client contact. An aptitude for math is a necessary skill for pharmacy techs. Learn more about pharmacy tech jobs.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to grow by 20%, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2022.

Choose Coyne, and You'll Have Access To:

  • Financial aid for those who qualify
  • Day classes
  • Career Services and job placement assistance – we offer several professional services to guide you into your chosen career
  • More than 120 years of time-tested experience – we have thrived for more than a century because of our top-notch programs and skilled faculty and staff