YTI Career Institute


YTI Career Institute - Pharmacy Technician Program

Pharmacy Technician Program

General Info

YTI was established in 1967, when local businessmen in York, Pennsylvania, started a co-educational institution to train entry-level draftsmen in response to the expressed needs of area industries. YTI is a private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The mission of YTI Career Institute is to provide high quality career oriented higher education programs, which respond to the needs of both students and employers. The Institute will achieve its mission by delivering an all-encompassing educational experience that is student centered and experientially based, integrating general education, professional skills and career focused education.YTI is helping committed students attain rewarding careers through industry-modeled, student-centered, training and support of the highest caliber.

The Program

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians process prescriptions for patients, work with insurance companies and verify prescription information under the direct supervision of the pharmacist, as well as assist the pharmacist with everyday duties. This program covers a variety of additional topics including daily pharmacy operational procedures, systems of measure, units of measure, pharmacology, ethics, keyboarding, pharmacy computer operations, compounding, inventory control, and pharmaceutical mathematics.

Pharmacy Technician Training Program

The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to provide the student with techniques and practical skills necessary to obtain entry-level employment as a Pharmacy Technician in retail pharmacies, clinics, hospitals, HMOs, medical offices, medical supply houses, or pharmaceutical manufacturing firms.

The Curriculum

Pharmacy Technician Program Curriculum

  1. Career Success Seminar
  2. Medical Terminology
  3. Pharmacy
  4. Computer Fundamentals for Health Care Professionals
  5. Pharmacological Math I
  6. Pharmacology
  7. Hospital Pharmacy
  8. Pharmacological Math II
  9. Community Pharmacy
  10. Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  11. Career Development
  12. Pharmacy Business Applications
  13. Alternative Pharmacy Practice
  14. Pharmacy Technician Externship

Degree or Certificate

Program Length: 12 Months (4 Quarters)
Credential: Graduates earn a diploma
Credits: 63

Pharmacy Technician Diploma coursework Overview

  1. How to prepare prescriptions for patients
  2. How to establish and maintain patient / customer files
  3. How to manufacture intravenous / intramuscular injections using aseptic techniques Compound medications
  4. How to work with pharmacy software programs entering patient data, insurance data and prescription data
  5. How to generate reports requested by the Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician Externship

The Pharmacy Technician program concludes with an externship to a local pharmacy, enabling the student to receive on-the-job experience and education.

Admission Requirements

A diploma from an accredited high school, General Education Diploma (GED), or equivalent is the basic requirement for admission. Applicants are admitted on the basis of previous scholastic record as evidenced by an official transcript of work completed in high school or college.


YTI Career Institute
Mechanicsburg Campus
401 East Winding Hill Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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