How to get started?

Our spring semester has begun.  Your next opportunity to start a program at HOC will be fall 2019.  Please check the HOC website again in February 2019 for detailed information.


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, 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.



A passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test, a United States High School diploma or equivalent, certification with the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider, and immunizations. 


Registration Costs: 



Additional Fees:  (Other prerequisite costs may vary)


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 14, 2019

May 30, 2019

Monday - Thursday

9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Scrub Color:  Light blue

light blue



M. Archibald


Refund policy for this class:

Refunds for this class are permitted only until the 2nd class meeting.  A $25.00 administrative processing fee will be charged for withdrawal/refund of this class.


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