Pharmacy Technician Comprehensive with Clinical Externship

This comprehensive 50-hour program will prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam, and provide them with the necessary skills to work as a pharmacy technician in any pharmacy setting.  Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement.  In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes a clinical externship through a local pharmacy. 

Clinical Externship: As part of this Pharmacy Technician program, participants will be eligible to take part in an 80-hour clinical externship with a local Retail Pharmacy.  Participants may also be asked to submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, as well as meeting additional requirements. 


September 19th – November 14th 2017 (T/TR)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 50 Instructional Hours
  • 80 Clinical Externship Hours


Student Tuition: $1,299 (Textbooks included)


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This page was last updated on: July 26, 2017