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Pharmacy Assistant Pathway Program

Train outplaced and incumbent employees for essential support roles as pharmacy assistants.

Pharmacy Assistant Program Overview

In Penn Foster’s online Pharmacy Assistant certificate program, students will learn how to receive, record, and verify prescription orders to ensure that they are being filed correctly and in a timely manner. The program covers how to successfully interact with patients in delivering medication and other sales functions, including operating the cash register and handling transactions.

Upon completion of the pathway program, learners will be able to provide efficient and effective support to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians through maintaining electronic patient information and performing administrative duties, including answering phones and maintaining and stocking supplies.

This program will prepare learners for roles such as Pharmacy Assistant, Pharmacy Front-end Assistant, and Pharmacy Clerk.

The pathway curriculum can be customized to the needs of your organization.*
Average Completion Time

1-3 Months

Time to complete is based on individual learner progression.


  • Communication and customer service skills
  • Patient confidentiality and HIPAA
  • Computer and administrative skills
  • Pharmacy billing and reimbursement procedures

Features and Benefits

  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including cutting-edge simulations, recorded demonstrations, live sessions, and more
  • Engaging digital textbooks and study materials
  • Career pathway programs include wraparound learner support, access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your students successfully progress through training
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accrediting (CHEA).
*Customization options based upon quantity of learners