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Pharmacy Technician

Become a critical member of the healthcare team and by providing patients with safe and effective medication therapy

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Training Program prepares students to be professional pharmacy technicians dedicated to quality pharmacy procedures. Students will receive 182-hours of classroom training, and eligible students will participate in a 120-hour externship. Graduates are equipped to assist the pharmacist filling prescriptions according to doctors’ orders.

This comprehensive training program will prepare for a rewarding career as a pharmacy technician. Graduates will receive certificates of completion and be prepared to sit for national certification examinations through Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

We are affiliated with CVS Pharmacy and WIOA approved.

Class Schedules

Pharmacy Technician is a hybrid course (half online/half in-person) and are held in Fresno unless marked as *Sanger Campus*

Notice: Dates on this list are subjected to change and may not reflect 100% accuracy. Please call (559) 524-7775 to confirm.

Requirements & Expectations

Requires High School Diploma.

Graduates will learn:

  1. Regulatory agencies and laws that affect the practice of pharmacy
  2. Process drug orders in both retail and institutional environments
  3. Familiarity of drug products and the patent process
  4. Understand the use of the patient profile and hospital charts in drug use and patient monitoring
  5. Order, maintain, and control pharmacy inventory including the disposition of expired or recalled medications
  6. How to manage controlled substances and their drug orders
  7. Learn pharmacy calculations involved in the practice of pharmacy
  8. Sterile product compounding and aseptic techniques
  9. Administrative duties of the pharmacy
  10. Pharmacy technician support the pharmacist in the performance
  • High School Diploma
Course Fee

$2,995.00
Includes 120 externship placement and CPR.

+$395 for books, scrubs, and medical kit.

Registration & Information

Call CalRegional at (559) 777-5939

Facilities

National University, Rooms 113 & 114

Sanger Adult School Campus