Career Step - Pharmacy Technician

Fee: $1,999.00

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James Madison University Outreach & Engagement has partnered with Career Step to help students train for a rewarding new career as a Pharmacy Technician. The Pharmacy Technician non-credit program prepares students to earn their national certification by passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam. Students study pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, nonsterile compounding, and pharmacy law, regulations, and standards as well as topics specific to working in retail or institutional pharmacies. During the training, students have the opportunity to participate in an on-site externship at a local Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, or independent pharmacy.* In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive access to the complete ebook library, a drug reference handbook, and a PTCB Exam voucher. (Printed textbooks are available at a discounted price.)

What is Included With My Training Course?

Everything you need to succeed is included with your Career Step program. You'll have:

  • Complete online access to expert-created curriculum
  • Complete ebook library
  • One-on-one help from your instructors and our technical support team
  • Externship opportunity with Walgreens or CVS*
  • A voucher to take the PTCB national certification exam upon graduation
  • Graduate support designed to help you turn your education into a job
  • Comprehensive Pocket Guide for Technicians drug reference handbook

The Pharmacy Technician program includes 285 hours of curriculum.

*An externship opportunity through Walgreens or CVS pharmacies is available to students in their local areas based on local availability.

Students have 6 months to complete the online program. Upon successful completion, students receive a Certificate of Completion from James Madison University.

Pharmacy Technician Program Detail Brochure (Will open in another window/tab.)

Payment Information

--Credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover)--

Choose Pay by Credit Card at checkout. You will be redirected to the credit card payment processor after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email. There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. Credit cards can only be accepted online.


Please complete the registration form and submit with payment to the address shown on form.

--Additional payment options including private loan, MyCAA, WIOA, etc.--

You must submit a registration form prior to us being able to process your paperwork. For more information, please see Payment Options page.


You will receive an email with information on how to access the online course within 2 business days of payment confirmation. Please add to your safe sender list. If you do not receive an enrollment email within 2 business days, please contact our office at 540/568.4253 or

Withdrawal/Refund Policy for Career Step online non-credit training programs: Your Career Step online program enrollment will be activated within 2 business days of receiving payment confirmation. If you wish to cancel, you must contact us within 7 days of program enrollment to receive a refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee and any credit card processing fees. Cancellations must be received by email at Any items received must be returned to Career Step. No refunds will be given for cancellation requests received after 7 days of program enrollment.

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