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Pharmacy Technician II

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.

PTBC.PharmacyTechStudents will be thoroughly trained in the basic concepts of pharmacy calculations, practice math concepts, and understand calculations needed to become a certified pharmacy technician.

In addition to the classroom training of 180 hours, students will need to complete a 120-hour externship.

Lifespan classes are in spring and fall - class duration is 16 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.

Woonsocket Education Center (WOC)

WOC Program Start Date: April 29, 2024 - Hybrid (online and in-person), class duration is 11 weeks, Monday through from Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.RJRI Logo

In collaboration with the Woonsocket Education Center, Real Jobs Rhode Island and RI Department of Labor and Training, CCRI is offering this Pharmacy Technician II program. Tuition is free and funded through Real Jobs Rhode Island.

Students must fill out the Program Inquiry Form and join one of our required info sessions below. 

Information Session Dates (Online):

Join Zoom Meeting:
Info Session Link 
Meeting ID: 969 4834 2376
Passcode: 149538
  • Monday, March 4, 2024, 10:00 am
  • Friday, March 6, 2024, 10:00 am
  • Monday, March 11, 2024, 10:00 am
  • Friday, March 15, 2024, 10:00 am
  • Monday, March 18, 2024, 10:00 am
  • Friday, March 22, 2024, 10:00 am
  • Monday, March 25, 2024, 10:00 am
  • Friday, March 29, 2024, 10:00 am

Program requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age, high school diploma or GED required.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board proudly sponsors our pharmacy technician students.


If interested in applying, please complete our Program Inquiry Form.




No charge


Time Commitment


16 weeks 180 hours of classroom training, 120 hours of externship.






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