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Pharmacy Technician 

Certification Training Program 

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Program Description: This program is designed to prepare students for a career as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Student will obtain a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and pharmacy law skilled in the techniques required to assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients. The course will also prepare the students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s (PTCB) Examination. The course is a 13-week program containing a minimum of 72 classroom/online hours.  

Objectives 

  • Train qualified, competent technicians to meet pharmacy employment needs

  • Provide advanced training for individuals seeking to be Pharmacy Technician

  • Provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Examination.

Admission Requirement

  • Must be at least 17 years of age

  • Must have high school diploma or GED (proof of high school diploma or GED certification is required)

  • High School seniors may enter the program at age 17, but must be 18 and a high school graduate at the time of program completion.

  • Must not have any drug or alcohol related offense

  • Submit completed enrollment agreement form

Clinical/Externship

  • Graduates of the Pharmacy Technician Program are eligible to participate in an externship experience at Walgreens Pharmacy. 

  • The Optional 160 hours Walgreens externship is the capstone of the Learning Experience, allowing the students to apply what they have learned to the real-world experience.  

Our courses are designed to give students the flexibility to work, attend school, and have a family while still training for a career as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Note schedules are subject to change.

 

Class Schedule: Must of our classes are held on Saturday’s either from 8:00AM-12:00PM or from 1:00PM-5:00PM.

 

                                   

                         

                                          

                               

  • Begin: January 28, 2023  

  • Begin: March 11, 2023  

  • Begin: June 03, 2023  

  • Begin: September 23, 2023       

  • End: April 22, 2023

  • End: June 03, 2023

  • End: August 26, 2023

  • End: December 16, 2023

  • Spring 2023

  • Spring/summer 2023 

  • Summer 2023   

  • Fall 2023     

Schedules

Program Overview 

  • Introductions to pharmacy practice           

  • Pharmacy administration

  • Pharmaceutical calculations

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Pharmacology

  • Sterile and non-sterile compounding

  • Retail and institutional pharmacy practice

  • Pharmacy law and regulation

  • Review and career preparedness

  • Final exam

Program Cost: $1000 (includes training material​)