Course Description:

Pharmacy technicians prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. Duties include: receiving prescription requests, verifying the accuracy of information, maintaining patient profiles, measuring, mixing, counting, labeling, and recording dosages, preparing insurance forms, stocking and taking medication inventory. This program consists of 310 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 150 hours of internship where students gain on-the-job experience in a pharmacy setting.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will have their State registration and be prepared for National Certification. 

Pharmacy  Tech

Prerequisites: A passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test, immunizations, certification with the American Heart  Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider, and a United States HS Diploma/GED. Additional fees required for Pharmacy Technician application, background check (if required by clinical site), and Livescan fingerprinting.

Registration Fee:  $550.00


Additional Fees:


Approximate Cost

Due Date

Live Scan fingerprints


When requested

Pharmacy Technician application fee


When requested

Notarized National Data Bank paperwork


When requested

American Data Bank Immunization Tracker, background check, and drug screen


When requested

Book #1


First day of class

Book #2


First day of class

Book #3


First day of class



Start Date

End Date

Days of the Week


January 16, 2018

May 31, 2018

Monday- Thursday

9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Instructor:  M. Archibald

How to get started?

Attend a Pharmacy Technician orientation at The Health Occupations Center.