The Pharmacy Technician Program from Nebraska Methodist College is designed to help the healthcare leaders of tomorrow embark on their pharmacy careers.
This non-credit course will combine an online learning environment with on-campus skills labs and on-site training at an actual pharmacy, providing you with the education you need to successfully navigate this in-demand field.
The course is offered three times a year with the option of an accelerated 9-week course or the traditional 16-week course. Students that complete all course requirements and have a cumulative grade of 80%, or higher, will receive Nebraska Pharmacy Technician Certification, and will be allowed to use the credentials of NE-CPhT.
As a student, you'll learn how to assist pharmacists with critical functions that aid patient care in multiple ways. Upon completion of the program, you'll be able to fill prescriptions, manage drug supplies, handle insurance queries and work diligently to address the needs of patients and your fellow healthcare professionals, all while complying with the many regulations governing the drug industry.
Areas such as pharmacology, physiology and medical terminology are designed with future healthcare professionals like you in mind. The course will provide a baseline of core knowledge for a variety of healthcare professions.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacy technicians in the United States had a median salary of $33,950 per year ($16.32 per hour) in May 2019, with a faster than average projected job growth of 7% between 2018 and 2028.
The program cost is $800 and includes book, lab coat, exam fees, and background check.
Not Included in Tuition (student cost): Pharmacy Technologist Registry fee to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to be paid and completed before course start date
Attending Nebraska Methodist College represents a major investment in your future. For most students, attending college takes planning and sacrifice. NMC recognizes that and is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education.
If you need to drop the class and would like to receive a 100% refund, a drop request may be done 1 week prior to course start date. You may also change to another class if there is room in other classes and it is more than 1 week before the course if it is 1 week or less before the course you must call or email your drop request and a late cancellation fee of $250 will be assessed.
Students may receive a 50% tuition refund up to the 2nd class meeting. After the second class meeting, no refunds will be given.
Non-participation is not considered a drop request and does not relieve the student from the obligation to pay for the course.
If you are unable to continue your course and you have received approval from the Director of Professional Education, you may be able join the next course (if seats are available). This requires a $100 non-refundable change request fee. If that student needs to change courses a second time they must re-enroll.
Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
To be considered for admission, the following items must be submitted to Professional Development:
Please mail your official transcript information to the following address listed exactly:
Nebraska Methodist College
Attn: Division of Professional Development
720 N 87 ST Omaha, NE 68114
Alternately, you may email your official transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our pharmacy technician program faculty are highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use.
While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal experience. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter, and it shows.
Nebraska Certified Pharmacy Technician
The certification is valid for two years and must be renewed within this time frame to stay valid.
To submit Renewal Paperwork: