Starting January 1, 2020, the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) will require national certification candidates to have graduated from an institution or program approved by the PTCB. This certification is required for practicing technicians in many states. WVJC Online’s Pharmacy Technician program is one of the programs approved by the PTCB.

The WVJC Online Pharmacy Technician program is structured for your success when you first graduate and to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate future advancement and career growth in a rapidly expanding industry!

WVJC Online pharm tech students have the advantage of hands-on training through custom simulations and skills they can practice from home. In addition, students practice compounding with follow-along videos and kits sent in the mail. This hands-on clinical training prepares the student for career opportunities beyond the retail sector.

Now is the time to take advantage of employment opportunities in communities like Morgantown, Charleston, Martinsburg, Pittsburgh, and Altoona.

“I am currently enrolled in the Pharmacy Tech program and I graduate in May. I really like the flexibility and the staff is amazing! They are always helpful!” – Daniele Baughman, WVJC Student


Our pharmacy technician training program offers you unique pharmacy tech classes online and the incredible opportunity to receive hands-on clinical instruction in the exciting areas of diagnostic compounding, pediatric solutions, and nuclear pharmacy. Other valuable skills you will learn include:

  • Dosage and Compounding Calculations
  • Medication Action and Management
  • Inventory Management and Pharmacy Business Operations
  • Extemporaneous Compounding
    • Tablets, Creams, Suppositories, and Lollipops
  • Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding Procedures
  • Chemo/Hazardous and Nuclear
  • Management of Pharmacy Software, Technology, and Robotics
  • Leadership and Professional Development

Be successful now! Healthcare facilities such as hospitals, patient liaisons, independent pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, and insurance specialists need skilled and certified pharmacy technicians!


You may not realize that there are a number of career paths available to you as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)*. Due to this wide range of career paths, our program has developed a curriculum that will prepare you to work in many types of pharmacy settings. For example, some career options include working with patients, while other career paths are more clinical and do not include patient contact. A sample of pharm tech positions and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Medication Dispensing and Processing
  • Inventory and Control Substance Management
  • Insurance Benefits and Research Processing
  • Extemporaneous Compounding
  • Aseptic Technique and Sterile Compounding

With experience, your career path could lead to:

  • Advanced Compounding/Nuclear Compounding
  • Focused Specialties – Pediatrics, Oncology, and Investigational Drug
  • Medication Therapy Management Services
  • Management and Lead Roles

With a national certification and an online pharmacy tech degree from WVJC, you will have the knowledge and resources needed to be a technician in many different areas, such as:

  • Retail Chain Sites
  • Home Health Pharmacies
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • In-Patient Care Pharmacies
  • Mail-Order Pharmacies
  • Nuclear Pharmacies
  • Federal/Government Facility Pharmacies
  • Psychiatric Care Pharmacies

Join us for an integrated educational experience where you’re treated as a member of our family while building the future you deserve.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.


At WVJC Online, we know your goal is to get into your dream career quickly. We’ve designed our online pharmacy technician courses to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.

As one of our pharmacy technician students, you will complete an externship as part of the program. This industry-relevant experience allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in the program and network with in-field professionals.

This experience is invaluable and allows you to showcase your skills to pharmacy technician employers.


Obtaining professional certifications is an excellent strategy to show potential employers that you have what it takes to be a contributing team member.

Once you complete the academic and externship requirements of your WVJC Online Pharmacy Technician degree program, you will be eligible to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)* certification exam.

As a graduate of the WVJC Online Pharmacy Technician program, you will have continued opportunities to excel in the pharmacy field. In addition, WVJC is also an approved training center for sterile compounding. This provides our graduates a fast track option to become a Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician (CSPT)**and obtain their Advanced Pharmacy Technician** Certification.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense upon completion of required post-graduate work experience.


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