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Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Application Process

  • Applications, including resume/CV, reference letter, and/or transcripts, are accepted year-round on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
  • Applicants will be notified by e-mail of acceptance within 1-2 weeks. Please e-mail healthcare@jccc.edu with any questions. 
  • Acceptance is based on meeting admission requirements. Students will need to have either completed pre-requisites or enroll in pre-requisite coursework upon acceptance. All acceptances are contingent upon a background check. 
  • Background check, physical exam, immunizations, seasonal flu shot, TB test, and drug screen are required prior to the start of clinical work/externship. 

Program Requirements

  • Students must be 18 or older
  • High school diploma or GED

Program Description

Graduates of JCCC’s pharmacy technician program are trained, competent, caring pharmacy technicians ready for retail or health system entry level-positions. 

Classes will include:

  • Small class sizes
  • Hands on laboratory experiences
  • 150-hour externship that may lead to employment opportunities
  • Responsibilities in hospitals and compounding pharmacies
  • Classes taught by experienced pharmacy technicians and pharmacisits

Program Costs

  • Each course is a separate enrollment with its own tuition. Most courses have a textbook required on the first day of class. 
  • Additional costs for supplies, books, background check, physical exam, immunizations, seasonal flu shot, TB test, and drug screen, will average $1,000 for the program. .

Prerequisites

  • Anatomy & Physiology**
  • Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
  • Intermediate College Algebra***

* - Prerequisites can be fulfilled through another accredited institution as long as transcripts are provided with program application

** - We highly recommend the face-to-face version, but will accept the two-part online version 

*** - Equivalent to JCCC MATH116. This can be a co-requisite during the first half of the program, but must be completed prior to the start of Pharmacy Calculations. 

Course Schedule

Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians 30 hours $480
Pharmacy Practice 30 hours $480
Pharmacy Calculations 30 hours $480
Pharmacy Technician Lab Course 30 hours $555
Externship 150 hours $500
TOTAL PROGRAM 270 hours $2,495 (tuition only)

 

Download Program Application

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Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
Online
2019 Online 11/13/19
1/03/20
    $ 124 Registration Available
Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
Online
2019 Online 12/11/19
1/31/20
    $ 124 Registration Available
Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
Online
2020 Online 1/15/20
3/06/20
    $ 124 Registration Available
Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
Online
2020 Online 2/12/20
4/03/20
    $ 124 Registration Available
Pharmacy Technician Calculations
Main Campus
2020 Spring 1/13/20
3/23/20
6:00 PM
9:00 PM
M   $ 480 Registration Available
Pharmacy Technician Externship
TBA
2019 Fall 8/23/19
1/31/20
    $ 500 Registration Ended
Pharmacy Technician Externship
TBA
2020 Spring 3/24/20
5/31/20
    $ 500 Registration Available