The pharmacy programs train workers for support roles in hospital, clinic, and retail pharmacies. These positions often are responsible for working under licensed pharmacists, helping fill prescriptions, dispense medications, and more. In addition to completion of online training, some of these positions may also require externship or other work-based experiences. 

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Career Diplomas & Career Certificates

  1. Typically can be completed in 6-9 months
  2. Upon successful completion, learners earn credentials aligned to industry standards and employer's needs

Certificates of Completion

  1. Typically can be completed in 1-3 months
  2. Designed for workers to quickly learn and apply skills in healthcare support functions

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