New York Pharmacy Technician Training Programs

New York pharmacy technician training programs

As of April 2012, the State of New York did not require a license, registration, or certification to work as a pharmacy technician. However, many employers do prefer applicants with a certificate, associate, or even a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy technology, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, chemistry, or other related field. A certificate or a degree is especially important when it comes to advancement opportunities and pay raises.

In addition to a certificate or degree, many employers also prefer applicants with certification. This means, you will have to pass a pharmacy exam. A great place to start is the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The NHA is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCAA) and it is affiliated with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. The NHA offers Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT).

According to the associations website, “Technicians who pass the (ExCPT) Pharmacy Exam are granted the title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).” The program was established by the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT), which is now a part of NHA. Dozens of New York schools offer excellent training programs that can help you pass the ExCPT Pharmacy Exam, and any other similar exam leading to certification. The following list includes a variety of colleges, universities, community colleges, and career schools that offer pharmacy technician training programs. This list is by no means complete, but it’s enough to get you started.

New York Schools with Pharmacy Technician Training Programs:

Pharmacy Technician Programs – Major New York Colleges and Universities

Long Island University - Brooklyn

The State University of New York, University at Buffalo - Buffalo

Pharmacy Technician Programs – Other New York Colleges

Albany College of Pharmacy - Albany

ASA College - NYC, Brooklyn

Bronx Community College - Bronx

Corning Community College - Elmira

CUNY Bronx Community College - Bronx

Hudson Valley Community College - Troy

Kingsboro Community College - Brooklyn

Manhattan Institute - New York

New York Institute of Medical Careers - Woodside

New York Medical Training Center - Flushing

Onandaga Community College - Syracuse

Rockland Community College - Suffern

Sanford-Brown Institute - Garden City, NYC

York College - Jamaica