Fall 2020
Pharmacy Technician Comprehensive Program- with Clinical Rotation. COMM_ED450-15554
0.00 Noncredit

This comprehensive 72-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Boardªs PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the (top 200 drugs˜, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes a clinical externship through a local pharmacy.

Class Availability: Open
1 of 12 seats available
Class Number Delivery Days Dates Times Type
39273 In Person TR September 8, 2020 - December 1, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm Lecture
May need to convert to online teaching. No class 11/26 Upon successful completion of this Pharmacy Technician program, you will be eligible to participate in an 80-hour clinical externship with a local Retail Pharmacy. You may be asked to submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.
Last full refund date Student Last Date to Withdraw Section no. Class Fees
September 7, 2020 September 8, 2021 0001 $1,399.00

Books and Materials

Textbook information pending.


  • Estrella Mountain Community College
  • Ocotillo Hall
  • OCT 121