Pharmacy Technician TRAINING Program

Are you looking for an exciting career in the medical field? Do you have a desire to work with people in a professional health environment? A health career as a Pharmacy Technician may be the career path for you!



Fall cohort is closed.

Spring 2022 cohort dates coming soon


Tue/Thu 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Sat 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Tue/Thu (Online)

Sat (Room 42)



A High School Diploma (or Equivalency) is required to register for this program and to get your Pharmacy Technician license in California.

Financial assistance available for those who qualify.

For more information or assistance please contact Career Education Coordinator Stephanie Kriebel at

Students who successfully complete the program qualify for a clinical externship at a local pharmacy!

Program Overview

Did you know the California Board of Pharmacy has set their minimum education hours for pharmacy technician training at 240-hours? If you are looking for an exciting career in the medical field, look no further. A career as a Pharmacy Technician, where you will work with people in a professional health environment may be the career path for you! Our comprehensive program is 260-hours which includes a 120-hour externship. Students will gain hands-on training in both the classroom and externship and be prepared to sit for both the PTCB and NHA ExCPT certification exams upon course completion.

  • 140 classroom hours and 120 clinical hours
  • Pharmacy medical terminology and calculations
  • Reading and interpreting prescriptions
  • Defining generic and brand name drugs
  • Skill/Lab materials


Complete requirements for the externship will be provided during the mandatory information session on the first day of class.


Contact the Career Education Coordinator for more information.

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