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Pharmacy Technician II Program

This program is WIA-approved PharmTech

This program is approved under the GI Bill.

Comprehensive Certified Pharmacy Technician Program

This program is designed to teach students the fundamentals and particulars of being a Pharmacy Technician II.

The program 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.

If you are interested in this program, you must attend a pre-test session. All applicants must supply a copy of a high school diploma or GED certificate and complete a TABE assessment comprising math, reading and language (to be completed at one of our pre-test sessions), as well as submit a Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) form.

$3,395 + $5 non-refundable registration fee

The next session will begin in September 2016. Specific dates, locations, pre-test sessions and enrollment information will be posted on Monday, June 6th.


NEW! EasyPay for non-credit courses offered through the Center for Workforce and Community Education. For more information click here: CWCE non-credit EasyPay information

This program is not eligible for financial aid.

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Last Updated: 5/12/16