Pharmacy tech candidates can apply for licensing from the Indiana Board of Pharmacy after completing a board-approved training and education program. The board will also approve the application from an individual who has completed an approved examination (PTCB or ExCPT) as an alternative to pharmacy tech training. Applicants must be at least 18 years, possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent and pass a criminal background check. Individuals who have not completed an approved program or passed the PTCB or ExCPT may apply for the Indiana Pharmacy Technician-in-Training Permit.
Indiana University Health
The 9-month pharmacy technician education program at Indiana University Health prepares graduates to assist a pharmacist in preparing and dispensing medication, mixing pharmaceutical preparations, managing inventory, mixing IV solutions, computing charges and much more. During the first semester of the full-time program, students cover the core curriculum, which includes anatomy, medical law, communication, medical terminology, basic math skills and introduction to pharmacy practice and pharmacology. Sterile products, pharmaceutical calculations, dispensing laboratory and clinical practicum form the basis of the curriculum for the second semester. Applicants must have a high school diploma in order to gain admittance to the program. Graduates are eligible to sit the national exam administered by the PTCB to become certified pharmacy technicians. Tuition is $2,495.35 not including the cost of books, scrubs and other supplies.
- Website: https://iuhealth.org:8443/education/health-sciences/pharmacy-technician
- Address: 1812 N. Capitol Ave. Room 631, Indianapolis, IN 46202
- Phone: (317) 962-0919
Ivy Tech College
The pharmacy technician program at Ivy Tech prepares students for entry-level pharmacy technician positions. Medical terminology, basic anatomy, dosage calculations, drug interactions, managing inventory, pharmacy procedures, prescription medications, and dispensing drugs are just a few of the topics that make up the core of the comprehensive program. At the end of the training, students will have all the required knowledge and skills to pass the National Certification Exam administered by the PTCB. Students must also commit to and attend all clinical rotations (set up by the institute) as a requirement for graduation. Alternatively, students can set up their externship with a local pharmacy of their choice. Tuition for the 21 credit program is $2650 plus textbooks, registration, uniform and other supplies.
- Website: http://www.ivytech.edu/pharmacy-tech/
- Address: 50 W Fall Creek Pkwy. N. Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46208
- Phone: 888-IVY-LINE
Students of MedTech’s pharmacy technician program complete their training in just 4 weeks. New programs begin every month. Course instructors introduce students to the techniques required for preparing and dispensing medications in a pharmacy setting. Topics include sterile and non-sterile techniques, I.V. solutions, reading prescriptions, measuring and compounding drugs, preparing and labelling medications and updating patient profile. Students must attend a minimum 75 percent of class sessions in order to graduate from the training. The graduate’s certificate will denote the individual’s proficiency as determined on the last day of classes. The cost of the training is $1,000 for tuition only.
- Website: http://www.medtech.edu/programs/short-term-medical-courses/pharmacy-assistant-training
- Address: 6612 E. 75th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250
- Phone: (317) 845-0300
Applicants to Fortis Institute’s Pharmacy Technician program must have a high school diploma or GED, submit to and pass a drug test, pass a criminal background check and receive clearance according to school policy. Applicants must also present documentation of Hep B 1 and 2 immunizations and TB test. The pharmacy technician training provides 780 clock hours of instruction over the course of 36 weeks. Instructors give students a solid foundation of pharmacy fundamentals and terminology with topics such as an introduction to the health profession, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology for pharmacy technicians, mathematics for pharmacy technicians, I.V. mixtures and aseptic compounding. Graduates receive a diploma at the end of the 46-credit program and are eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association’s exam to obtain ExCPT certification. Tuition is $14, 647 plus $3,076 for books and supplies.
- Website: http://www.fortis.edu/campuses/career-training/pharmacy-technician/9001-n-wesleyan-rd-suite-101-indianapolis-in.aspx
- Address: 9001 N. Wesleyan Rd., Suite 101, Indianapolis, IN 46268
- Phone: (317) 808-4800
Indiana University (Community Learning Network)
The pharmacy technician program at Indiana University’s Community Learning Center is an affordable 40-hour training that prepares graduates for work at hospital or community pharmacies. The syllabus covers topics such as medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions, generic and brand name drugs, dosage calculations, dose conversions, drug compounding, I.V. flow rates, dispensing prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement. Applicants must possess a high school diploma, be 18 years of age and have no felony arrests. Tuition is $845 plus $160 for the required textbook.
- Website: http://www.cln.iupui.edu/apps/catalog/index.asp?site=IUPUI
- Address: 420 University Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46202
- Phone: (317) 274-5059
- Email: [email protected]