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Pharmacy Technician Certification

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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 $35,100 per year ($16.87 per hour) in May 2019, with a projected job growth of 4% between 2019 and 2029.

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 NE-CPhT.
  • After course completion, students will sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.
  • NMC is a PTCB Recognized Education/Training Program™PTCB 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
  • 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


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


The program cost is $650 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.

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
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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.
  • 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.


  • There is a $60.00 charge for the renewal of the certification within the valid time frame of renewal.
  • Be sure to check the renewal timeframe so you are not late turning in the proper documentation.
  • Failure to pay and submit proper documentation within the time frame will result in an additional fee of $60.00 to process the paperwork for renewal.
  • If your NE-CPhT is expired your paperwork will be denied.

To submit Renewal Paperwork:

Please use this link to be redirected to pay and upload the documents for the renewal process. You can also view the guidelines for continuing education and the renewal time frame though this link.

Refund Policy

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.