Pharmacy Technician Training Course

Individuals who successfully complete this program are qualified to work in pharmacy environments such as an HMO pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and retail pharmacies like those found in drug stores and supermarkets. This program provides students with the theory and hands‐on experience needed to obtain employment as a pharmacy technician. Students learn about the major systems of the human body, including Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, and Gastrointestinal; college and pharmacy mathematics; drug classification systems; pharmacology; intravenous products and aseptic techniques; as well as the practices and principles of both community and institutional pharmacies. At the conclusion of the program, students will earn a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) test.

Successful completers of this program will be able to:

  • Accurately process the information on a new prescription
  • Be able to request any missing information needed for prescriptions 
  • List brand and generic drug names
  • Complete dosage forms(s)
  • Understand the route of administration for at least the top 100 drugs
  • Process a medication order for multiple hospitals

Total Time Commitment: 46 weeks; 544 hours total (includes 100 hours of externship)