Pharmacy Assistant Pathway Program

Train outplaced and incumbent employees with an accelerated Pharmacy Assistant training program that prepares workers to provide essential support to Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians within 1-3 months.

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 transactions, 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

Skills & Features

Skills Covered:

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


  • Delivered on the PFx learning platform which provides engaging and interactive learning materials, including cutting-edge simulations, recorded demonstrations, live sessions, and more
  • The career pathway programs also include wraparound learner support and access to instructors and coaches, ensuring your workers progress throughout the training

*Customization options based upon quantity of learners