Pharmacy Technician

Program Details

Program Highlights

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.

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 (no registration required)
  • 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
  • For student loans, visit the SallieMae website


To register or for questions: 559.324.6461 or 1.800.934.3339

Date Location Time Hours Instructor Cost
Orientation - Wed, Jul 3, 2019 FCC Health Sciences, Room 100 6:00pm - 7:30pm 2 R. Boyd Free
Mon/Wed, Jul 29 - Dec 11, 2019 FCC Health Sciences, Room 270 6:00pm - 10:00pm 268 L. Aguilar $3,495

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the course start date are refundable, minus a $25 processing fee. After that, cancellations are subject to the entire course fee. Please note that if you don't cancel and don't attend, you are responsible for payment.

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