The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to successfully attain the training and qualifications needed to become a Pharmacy Technician. Students will learn the basics of Pharmacology, knowledge of practice settings, standard and ethics, State Board of Pharmacy laws and regulations, basic pharmacy calculations, drug dosages, forms, recordkeeping, labeling, and customer service.

To receive program certification, students must complete all classes within a 2-year time frame. To receive a career technical diploma, students must also provide a high school diploma or high school equivalency.

Program Course Requirements

  • Keyboarding/Data Entry
  • Computer Essentials
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Calculation
  • Pharmacology and Medication
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Externship

Certifications Available

  • National Pharmacy Technician (PTCB)
  • State of California Licensure

Program Cost

  • $2,062 over 12 months

The above cost and time are estimated amounts for the program/pathway.  Your costs may vary. Additional fees may apply.  Program cost includes books, industry certification test fees, and administration fees.  Please see the Course Catalog (pages 15 & 16 - Click Here for Catalog) for further program details and cost information.  You may also call (562) 229-7960 or (562) 229-7965 to speak to an Adult School representative.