10 things to succeed in the Pharmacy Technician program

10 things to succeed in the Pharmacy Technician program

We sat down with our Pharmacy Technician instructor for some tips for students to succeed in the program. Pharmacy Technician is an 8-month program offered at our campus in Riverside, Ca.

  1. You need a desire to learn the subject. It’s a good thing that they want to succeed in the classroom and a want to learn everything that they can. Don’t have any quit in you and have a desire to be the best you can be,

  2. Have a no quit attitude. Don’t be afraid to take on a challenge, because this course will challenge you. Though it will be a challenge, what you get out of this class will be rewarding and worth the challenge. 

  3. Be adaptable. One of the most important things in this course is being able to adapt to any situation. There will be times where you are unfamiliar with things and need to adapt to what you are learning. You will even need to learn to adapt from being tired and to fight through it.

  4. Be diligent. Be diligent in your work, in your training and everything that you do. Here at the American College of Healthcare and Technology, we want all students to always be diligent about what they are doing.   Make sure you are always paying attention to what you are doing because you will have people’s lives in your hand. Make sure you are consistent in all that you do.

  5. Have good attendance. You need to be here to learn. If you are not in class you will be missing out on valuable information. Being here and learning is the most important thing to succeed in the class.

  6. Be self-motivated. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Read ahead of the stuff we will be learning to have a head start on the materials we will be covering later. Don’t be afraid to watch some pharmacy tech videos on things you may not understand because it will help you understand better as well as possibly provide you with extra information.

  7. Have strong study habits. There’s going to be a lot of information in just a small amount of time, and if you are able to record it, memorize it and be able to recall it when you need to you will be just fine in the class. Check out websites and videos to improve your knowledge. Having these strong study habits will make your studies here much less stressful.

  8. Be ethical. In this job, you have people’s lives in your hands. If you make a mistake don’t be afraid to own up to it because it can be the difference between life and death. You need to be honest and not only with others, but to be honest with yourself as well.

  9. Don’t be afraid. The math can be intimidating, and it is challenging. Being a pharmacy technician can be challenging but the rewards will outweigh the challenges you will face in the class.

  10. Be a team player. You are always going to be working with a team, whether that’s here at American College of Healthcare and Technology, or in the future at a pharmacy. You should always set your goals toward leadership and not be afraid to help to help when someone is struggling and also don’t be afraid to ask questions when you need help.

American College of Healthcare and Technology has two convenient locations.

Our Huntington Park offers the following Programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Veterinary Assistant, and Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy Aide.

Our Huntington Park campus proudly serves the following communities: Bell, Bell Gardens, Compton, Southgate, Los Angeles, Vernon, Maywood, Cudahy, Florence, South Central LA, Watts, Lynwood, City of Industry, Lawndale, Paramount, Inglewood, Commerce, Downy, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Carson, Long Beach, Bellflower, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Whittier, Gardena, Hawthorne, El Monte, La Puente, Monterrey Park.

Our Riverside campus offers the following programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Veterinary Assistant, Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy Aide, Dental Assistant, Surgical Technology, and Pharmacy Technician.

Our Riverside campus proudly serves the following communities: Corona, Moreno Valley, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Perris, La Sierra, Arlington, Jurupa Valley, Rialto, Pedley, Mira Loma, Rubidoux, Bloomington, Colton, San Bernardino, Redlands, Wildomar, Temecula, Murrieta, Loma Linda, Fontana, Grand Terrace, and Glen Avon.

11801 Pierce St., Suite 100
Riverside, California 92505
(951) 729-5320

6606 Pacific Blvd, Suite 204
Huntington Park, California 90255
(323) 585-9000