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Pharmacy Technician Certification Degree Program

The Pharmacy Technician Certification 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 two to three times a year in a 10-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 NMC-CPhT. Apply online for upcoming classes at least four weeks prior to the class start date.

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.

Pharmacy Tech Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacy technicians in the United States had a median salary of $37,790 per year ($18.17 per hour) in May 2022, with a projected job growth of 6% between 2022 and 2032.

Program Perks
  • 10-Week Hybrid Curriculum - Approximately 7.5 hours of online modules and 6 hours of in-person skills lab.
  • Students will also complete 40 total hours of experiential training at local pharmacies.
  • Hands on lab experience
  • 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 NMC-CPhT.
  • After course completion, students that plan to work outside of Nebraska will need to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. A voucher is provided to students that pass the Pharmacy Technician course with a 80% or greater.
  • NMC is a PTCB Recognized Education/Training Program™PTCB Certification logo

Admissions Information


Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Must be 18 years of age by the beginning of the course
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Have never been convicted of any non-alcohol, drug related misdemeanor or felony, and undergo a criminal background check
  • Have completed high school or college algebra and obtained a grade of B or higher
  • Have completed a high school or college biology or health science course and obtained a grade of B or higher

For more information contact (402) 354-7203, austin.wegener@methodistcollege.edu


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: pd@methodistcollege.edu


Prospective students may apply anytime and are accepted from deadlines throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and students will be notified of their application status by postal mail, email or phone.

Starting Term - Next Class

Standard Deadline - August 22nd-October 24th, 2024

Pharmacy Technician Degrees Costs

The program cost is $650 and includes book, PTCB exam fee ($129 value), drug screen, 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

Program Cost


Meet the Faculty

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.

Meet the Faculty

Additional Information

Pharmacy Technicians Certified in Nebraska

Certification Renewal

Nebraska Certified Pharmacy Technician

The certification is valid for two years and must be renewed within this time frame to stay valid.


Continuing Education:

For renewal of your certification 20 hours of continuing education in the area of pharmacy is required. These documents must be from a Continuing Education provider such as the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and include the following specific requirements:
  • At least 15 hours of Technician-specific education (T at the end of the CPE identification Universal Activity Number)
  • At least 1 hour of Pharmacy Law (03 Topic Designator)
  • At least 1 hour of Patient Safety (05 Topic Designator)
  • Education must include your name, number of CPE hours earned, accrediting entity and CPE identification number
The education submitted will be reviewed to be sure it qualifies for contact hours. The dates of the education must fall within the renewal time frame to be counted. It is your responsibility to maintain all of the records from the courses you completed.  Read and follow all directions for submitting your renewal paperwork. After verification, the website will be updated with your renewal date.


  • There is a $60.00 renewal fee is for certification requests submitted more than 30 days prior to the certification expiration date.
  • There will be a $15 late fee for submissions 1-29 days prior to the certification expiration date.
  • Be sure to check the renewal timeframe so you are not late turning in the proper documentation.
  • If your NMC-CPhT is expired your paperwork will be denied.

To submit Renewal Paperwork:

You can view the guidelines for continuing education, the renewal time frame and start the renewal process through this link. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the appropriate re-certification link.

Refund Policy

For our refund policy, click the link below, locate the section titled "What is your refund policy?" and scroll down to "Certificate Course Cancellation/Change Policy"

Pharmacy Technician Program Refund Policy

Admittance Requirements

Students admitted to the Pharmacy Technician course will need to provide the following items prior to starting the course. It is recommended you obtain all vaccine records upon applying.
  • Vaccines required: MMR (2 doses), Varicella (2 doses), Hepatitis (2-3 doses), Tdap (within past 10 years), COVID-19 (1-2 doses), and Flu
  • TB (tuberculosis) PPD skin test
  • Authorization for a background check
  • Drug Screen
  • Child/Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry
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