Pharmacy technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders for patients. State laws decide the activities that pharmacy technicians can perform. This comprehensive training program will prepare participants to enter the pharmacy field and to take the optional Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's (PTCB) exam. This program covers prescription screening and preparation, pharmacy calculations, use of technology to help maintain accurate patient records, preparation and packaging of medications, including placing orders, the effect, purposes and dosages of medications. Upon successful completion of classroom and practical instruction, you will be eligible for registration as a Pharmacy Technician through the California Board of Pharmac. Cost is approx. $105 and to be paid directly to agency.
This course combines 144 hours of classroom instruction and an 120-hour externship, for a total of 264 hours.
Prerequisites: Students must be 18 years of age or older and have a HS diploma or GED; proficient in keyboarding; understand computing & word processing; have command of the English language & Math. Students must also have internet access, printing capabilities and an email address. All students are required to bring a proof of their High School Diploma or GED on the first day of class.
Call 408-229-4201 for information packet.