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Female Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician Certification Program 

Begin your career as a pharmacy technician. 

Program Type


Delivery Method

On Campus | Hybrid

Course Lenth

3 Months

Program Description 

This certificate program will provide you the skills, both personal and professional, to become a capable entry-level pharmacy technician. At Pima Medical Institute, hands-on training and lab time that simulates real-world settings will prepare you to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. This program also develops professional skills such as customer service, prescription preparation, patient profiling and drug inventory maintenance. The duties and responsibilities required by pharmacy technicians are vital to improving patient experience and ensuring optimal efficiency in pharmacy settings.


  • 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


  • 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.  

Program Overview 

  • PHT 101: Introductions to pharmacy practice

  • PHT 102: Pharmacy Law and Ethics  

  • PHT 103: Community Pharmacy Operations 

  • PHT 104: Pharmaceutical calculations Part 1 

  • PHT 105: Pharmacy Calculation Part 2 

  • PHT 106: Pharmacy Billing Process 

  • PHT 107: Introduction to Pharmacology Part1

  • PTH 108: Pharmacy Maintenance and Handling Control Substance  

  • PTH 109: Introduction to Pharmacology Part 2 

  • PTH 110: Pharmacokinetics  

  • PTH 111: Work Environment Safety 

  • PTH 112: Review and Career Preparedness  

  • PTH 113: PTCB Practice Examination  

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