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Pharmacy Technician II Program


This program is WIOA-approved [Learn more about WIOA]

This program is approved under the GI Bill.

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Pre-test dates

$25 (no registration fee applies)

Tues, 6 - 9 p.m., Jan 17, 2017, Lincoln

Wed, 6-9pm., Jan 25, 2017, Lincoln

This program is designed to teach students the fundamentals and particulars of being a Pharmacy Technician II. It is geared toward a variety of students including those interested in becoming pharmacy technicians, pre-pharmacy students or those with a health care background looking to strengthen their current skills. This class introduces students to various pharmacy practice settings and covers drug classes, basic physiology, drug interactions and daily pharmacy operations. This program trains individuals to effectively assist in pharmaceutical preparations and complete daily required tasks in any pharmacy environment, although on-the-job training is still a part of pharmacy training. This class also will prepare you to take the national certification exam.

Also, students will be thoroughly trained in the basic concepts of pharmacy calculations. Students will have the opportunity to understand and practice math concepts and calculations needed to become a certified pharmacy technician.

Following the classroom training of 180 hours, students will have a time frame of approximately six weeks to sit for the national certification exam and obtain their state license. They then will be assigned to an externship position of 120 hours that will complete their training.


Prerequisites for this course are vital to ensure success in this program. Candidates interested in this program must meet the following prerequisites prior to registering for the program:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency
  • Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) background check obtained at the Attorney General’s Office to be submitted at the time of registration for the program [Learn More about the BCI]
  • Complete a TABE Assessment at one of the pre-test sessions listed below. Pre-registration required (email or call 333-7282).

$2,895 + $5 non-refundable registration fee (Eligible for EasyPay)
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) and licensing fees not included

Pharm Tech Spring 2017
Tue. & Thu. 5:30pm- 9:30pm, Warwick
Class Dates: Jan. 31, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Externship Dates: Jul. 5, 2017 - Aug. 11, 2017

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Contact Information

CWCE Office Locations

Knight Campus, Warwick
400 East Avenue, 4th Floor
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401-825-1214Skype icon

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tel: 401-333-7070Skype icon

Liston Campus, Providence
One Hilton Street
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: 401-455-6144Skype icon

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Para información en Español, favor llame al 401-455-6019Skype icon or 401-333-7074.

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Last Updated: 1/12/17