Pharmacy Technician

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Want to work in healthcare but not directly care for patients? Are you organized with a high level of attention to detail? The Pharmacy Technician certificate program will prepare you for a fulfilling and in-demand career as a pharmacy technician.

Pharmacy Technicians support pharmacological services by distributing, stocking and assembling medication. They work under the supervision of registered pharmacists in home infusion, community, retail and mail-order pharmacies, as well as in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, large industrial complexes or as pharmacy benefit managers.

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the PTCB exam. This national certification program enables pharmacy technicians to work more effectively with pharmacists to offer safe and effective patient care and service.

In this course you’ll learn to:

  • list and describe the top 100 drugs (brand and generic name, indication)
  • identify and discuss Connecticut state and federal pharmacy laws
  • compute pharmacy-specific calculations and equations
  • identify and demonstrate medication safety strategies
  • demonstrate simulated retail prescription processing, customer service scenarios and simulated IV drug preparation

Admission Requirements

  • Placement test at some campuses to assess basic math up to high school algebra (fractions and proportions)
  • Computer skills
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to take certification exam and participate in internship/externship; GED or high school diploma required to take the exam.

Fall 2023 Schedule Information – CRN #80769

  • Instructor:  TBA
  • Instructional Method: TRAD (On-Campus)
  • Days: Monday & Wednesday
  • Dates: 09/11/23 – 12/13/2023
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Danielson
  • Cost: $1,999, textbooks and exam fee included*


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Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

In Person
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Payment Information

Refund Policy

A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours. See above for Office Hours.

Course Cancellation

If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment, we attempt to notify each person registered by telephone or email. For this reason, it is extremely important that we have both your home and work telephone numbers, as well as your current email address. We also post a notice in the main lobby on the night the class would have started.

Employment Outlook

About 75% of pharmacy technician jobs are in retail pharmacies, either independently owned or part of a drugstore chain, grocery store, department store, or mass retailer. About 16% of jobs are in hospitals and a small portion are in mail-order and internet pharmacies, offices of physicians, pharmaceutical wholesalers, and the federal government.

Employment of pharmacy technicians is projected to grow 4% from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite limited employment growth, about 31,700 openings for pharmacy technicians are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Average annual salary: $35,000 – $40,000