Pharmacy Technician Program (Complete)

This 300-hour program is designed to prepare the student to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Preparation includes classroom/online instruction, supervised laboratory training, and an externship as per the syllabus from Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and/or National Health Career Association (NHA). Theory sessions may be held in the classroom/online setting, and externship hours may be at a coordinated externship site.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old 
  2. Must possess a valid California ID and Social Security Number
  3. Have High School Diploma, GED, or higher educational qualification (Optional)
  4. Physical exam and Negative TB skin tests or negative chest X-Ray result 
  5. Must pass the fingerprinting and complete the live scan
  6. Basic Computer and Mathematics Knowledge & Skills (can be challenged)
  7. Proof of Professional Liability Insurance and Personal Medical Insurance 

Duration: 300 Hours (160-hour Theory & 140-hour Coordinated Externship) 

Program: Day Program: Monday & Wednesday (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)  

      Externship: Coordinated

Method of Instruction: Classroom/Online/Hybrid, Laboratory, and Pharmacy

Fees: $2500 ($200 Non-Refundable Registration Plus $2300 Tuition)

Other Expenses (For student’s information only): Personal expenses, Books, Uniforms, and other accessories

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Successful completion of 300 hours of training as per the College’s curriculum
  2. Adult and Pediatric CPR, AED First Aid, or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, the students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to help a licensed pharmacist in dispensing prescription medication. The students may receive a certificate of completion from the College. National testing is conducted by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT), and/or the National Health Career Association (NHA). Students who complete the program may meet the training requirements of the California State Board of Pharmacy and may receive a California State License to practice as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

Possible Occupation: Pharmacy Technician

Upcoming Programs (Please contact the office for registration)

(Class may start early if the number of students meet the requirement. Please contact the office asap.)

Occupational Outlook – Certified Pharmacy Technicians