Pharmacy Technician

Program Information

This 600-hour comprehensive program will prepare you to be a Pharmacy Technician under the direction of a pharmacist.

Kimberly Rhees

Start Dates:
September 24, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Course Cost: $5,489
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Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • Greeting Customers
  • Pharmacy Procedures
  • Preparing Medications such as IVs
  • Assist in Filling Prescriptions
  • Pharmacy Math
  • Drug Classifications and Formulations
  • Abbreviations and Terminology of Drugs
  • Prescription Processing
  • Includes 242 Externship Hours


Program Certification 

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Gainful Employment Disclosure

School Year 2017
Redesigned 600-hr program SY18 with SY17 (200-hour program did not run due to low enrollment) 

Based on COE Standards

School Year 2017
Licensure:  n/a


Admission Requirements 

  • Individuals must have obtained a high school diploma, equivalency, or GED® before enrolling
  • Pharmacy technicians must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Individuals must NOT have any previous or pending disqualifying offenses
  • Good reading comprehension

Prospective students wanting to increase reading, math, or retention levels before the program begins may contact the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (now known as Aspire) Coordinator in the ACWHCC Adult Education Office for information about this free training.