Pharmacy Technician

Program Description

Pharmacy Technician     

Instructor: J. Jefferson, CPhT

Prerequisite: Above average math skills are recommended.  

Set yourself on the path as a pharmacy technician at a hospital, retail, home infusion, or mail-order pharmacy.

Topics include:

  • Classifications of drugs (brand name and generic)
  • Medical terminology related to pharmacy
  • Medication compounding and proper handling procedures
  • Intravenous and chemotherapy drugs
  • Basic pharmacy math and medication dosage conversions
  • Prescription requirements and interpretation
  • Inventory control, billing procedures, legal and moral obligations of personnel
  • V. drip rates and medication dispensing

Please bring a calculator to class. Before the first class, purchase required textbook at

The Pharmacy Technician Certification exam (CPhT) is available upon successful completion of the class through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCP).

7 Tues./8 Wed.   Sept. 15 – Nov. 3                 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Outreach – Rm. 407                                        Tuition Fee $735

In-person CRN 80784