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Pharmacy Technician Training Program (Ages 18 & Up)

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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.
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Class Details

18 Sessions
Weekly - Sat


Kimberly Bohannon 



Please read:  Students are responsible for the purchase of required books. Please contact Gavilan College for more details. Cancellation Policy: No refunds for this program, please choose carefully. ***You may be eligible for State funds for career training for this program! Inquire at your local America’s Job Center of California also known as your One Stop Career Center. Office locations in Hollister, Gilroy, San Jose and more.***



Registration Closes On
Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 03/31/2018, 05/26/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/24/2018 - 7/7/2018 Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Gilroy, PB20  Map Kimberly Bohannon 

Gavilan College Community Education
560 Bailey Avenue
San Jose, CA  95141
Phone: 408-229-4201