Pharmacy  Tech

Interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician?  Here are the steps to get you started... 

Step 1:  Register for a Health Occupations Center Orientation

.  Click  HERE to register and view details for our Orientations.  
  • Orientation attendance is MANDATORY
  • Orientation attendance will not be recorded for anyone entering orientation 15 minutes late or more.

Step 2:  Take a Health Occupations Center Entry Screening Test.   

  • Testing information/dates/times will be released at the orientation.
  • You will be able to register for the HOC Entry Screening Test 48 hours after your attend orientation.
  • Interested in preparing for the HOC Entry Screening Test?  
    • Click HERE for a review guide to prepare for the HOC Entry Screening Test (CASAS Reading Goals Test)
    • Click HERE for a review guide to prepare for the HOC Entry Screening Test (CASAS Life Skills Math Test)
    • Look under HOC Courses and English/Math Review Classes.  Register for any open English/Math Review Classes.
  • Have you already taken the CASAS Reading Goals and/or Life Skills Math test and received a minimum score of 228?  Click HERE to use your CASAS Reading Goals and/or Life Skills Math score 

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


August 12, 2019

December 19, 2019

Monday - Friday

9:00 am – 3:30 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.