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This 268-hour program will prepare you for licensing as a pharmacy technician through the California State Board of Pharmacy.  The program includes 148 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of clinical experience.  You will prepare for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician in a hospital or retail pharmacy.

What You'll Learn:

  • Pharmacy math and calculations
  • Pharmacology and pharmacy law
  • Medication distribution and control measures
  • Sources and bodily effects of drugs, common uses, and interactions
  • Brand Name vs. generic drugs
  • Retail and hospital inpatient pharmacy procedures

Program Requirements:

  • Attend the mandatory orientation (details below)
  • Take the math assessment at orientation (Covers fractions, decimals, ratios and percentages.  Simple calculators can be used (no phones).  A score of 70% or higher is required to enter the program.  Bring a #2 pencil.)

Advisory notes:

  • The state of California requires criminal record clearance through fingerprinting when applying for licensure as a pharmacy technician
  • A high school diploma or GED is also required for licensure by the State
  • This is a fee-based program that is not for college credit


Orientation - Wed, Jan 10, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm 2 hrs R. Boyd Free
FCC Health Sciences, Room 100

Mon/Wed, Feb 5 - June 18, 2018           6:00pm - 10:00pm 268 hrs L. Aguilar $3,495
FCC Health Sciences, Room 270

Email for any questions or for more information.

Other medical program offered through the FCC Training Institute:  Phlebotomy, EKG

Last updated: 8/16/2017 8:23:39 AM