The best thing about the Career Step Pharmacy Technician course is the externship. You can read more about it here but basically it is the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a pharmacy. The externship is offered through Walgreens and CVS.
In addition to the externship, the Career Step pharmacy technician course also prepares graduates for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams. National certification may or may not be required by your state so be sure to look up your state requirements. Once you complete the pharmacy technician course, you should be well prepared for both the PTCB and NHA exams. Approximately a dozen states require national certification. Another 13 have national certification as an option to be eligible to register to work as a pharmacy technician. So preparing for national certification is very important.
Career Step has great student support and numerous ways to get help. There are student forums, a chat option, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 1-888-657-5752 for help. Rebekah, Michelle, and Kim are all great! They can also help you with graduate support. They help you with your resume, give you interview training and they are the ones who will help you with your externship.
Overall, the Career Step pharmacy technician course is valuable; especially if you are looking for an externship. Career Step runs different promotions every month so be sure to check out what discounts they are currently offering.
You can also take a demo of the course so you can view the structure ad layout before you enroll.