Pharmacy Technician

Program Description

Pharmacy Technician

Job growth expected to be 12% through 2026.

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 will 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
  • I.V. drip rates and medication dispensing

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

*Please note – The East Campus Store is a pickup location for pre-ordered textbooks only. This store does not have textbooks in store for same day purchase. Please be prepared for class and order at least three (3) business days before you need your textbook. 

The Pharmacy Technician Certification exam (PTCB) is available upon successful completion of the class.

Instructor: C. Follis, CPht

15 Mondays        Jan. 27 – May 18                  5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

CRN 10891         Kewanee CEC – Rm. 124        Tuition Fee $735

(No class Feb. 10 and Feb. 17)


Instructor: J. Jefferson, CPht

15 Wednesdays  Feb. 5 – May 13           5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

CRN 10892         Bldg. 3 – Rm. 202       Tuition Fee $735


Textbook Purchasing Procedure

For a list of PaCE textbooks, visit

Click on campus location (Hawk’s Hub (QC)).

Click on (Order Textbooks) in the Textbooks box.

Select Term (Spring 20), Select Department (Adult Ed)

Click on your course name under Select Course and click (Add Selection).

Click on (Get Course Materials) to see your book title.

Payment options – debit, credit, or pay at pickup.

Delivery options – ship to home, pick up at East Campus or pick up at Quad-Cities Campus.