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Pharmacy Technician Training with Externship

Join the pharmacy team. This comprehensive workshop will prepare you to assist the pharmacist in filling prescriptions in a variety of settings, including hospital, community, home infusion and mail order pharmacies. Content will include learning all activities involved in preparing prescriptions, dose calculations, I.V. flow rates, and medication actions and reactions. Extensive review of basic mathematics for pharmacy use, plus reimbursement, billing and inventory control is included in the curriculum.

Externship Opportunity: Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to participate in an externship experience at a local Walgreens Pharmacy. (Prior to acceptance in the externship, you must complete a state criminal background check and federal criminal background check; if these reveal a prior criminal record, Walgreens will not to accept you to the externship experience.)

This workshop is designed for individuals seeking a career in health care, new high school graduates, pharmacy clerks or those wishing to make a career change. Upon workshop completion, you will be prepared to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam.

Note: On the day you take that exam, you will be required to read and sign a candidate attestation, which includes a declaration that you have received a high school diploma or GED certification by the application deadline for the exam and that you have never been convicted of a felony.

Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Feb. 4 - March 24; 5:30 – 9 p.m.
and March 26, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
and March 31, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
  $1,525 (Tuition: $1,375, Text: $150)

Mondays and Thursdays
May 11 - June 22;  5:30 – 9 p.m.
and June 25 & 29; 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Northeast Regional Center  $1,525 (Tuition: $1,375, Text: $150)

Mondays and Thursdays
July 9 - Aug. 17;  5:30 – 9 p.m.
and Aug. 20 & 24; 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Main Campus, 
Center for Business and Industry
 $1,525 (Tuition: $1,375, Text: $150)

 Course Hours: 50 Hours


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