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Pharmacy Technician


This course is designed to prepare students for employment in a pharmaceutical setting.  The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmaceutical settings, duties and responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, and packaging and labeling of drug products. 


  • Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. 
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Test,
  • No criminal record,
  • Basic “C” CPR Certificate,
  • TB clearance and physical exam,
  • 9.0 reading level and basic math skills. 
  • Typing speed of 25 wpm highly recommended. 
  • $650 (Registration fee only)
  • Approximate total cost for the program is $1,500, (includes: registration, insurance, books, supplies).

77-90-60        M-F     8:15 AM-3:00 PM      08/15/2022 - 01/18/2023


  • Students must pay registration fee at time of registration.  Students must also purchase insurance directly from an insurance carrier.  
  • Separate costs for books, exams, supplies, preparation, certifications and/or licenses provided by outside vendors may be incured.
  • Once a Certificate of Completion is earned in a course, that course cannot be repeated.