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Pharmacy Technician

Program Quick Facts

Join the Ever-Growing Health Care Field with this Short-Term Certification Program

This comprehensive 50 hour program with an 80 hour externship will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s 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 parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) – Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) exam.

Clinical Externship: As part of this Pharmacy Technician program, you are required to participate in an 80-hour clinical externship.
100% in-class attendance is required.

* Please note: This program is not eligible for Pell Grant or Stafford Loans (FAFSA). Please click here to view other types of assistance.


Steps of Enrollment

  1. Attend an information session 
  2. Apply online  
  3. FBI & BCI background check*
  4. Take the WorkKeys Tests (must achieve a level 4 or higher)
  5. Submit copy of HS diploma/HSE
  6. Payment for the course*
  7. Scrubs* 
  8. Medical Verification*
  9. Two-Step T.B. Test*
  10. Immunization record (MMR, T-dap, Varicella, and Hepatitis B 3-Series)*
  11. Flu Shot*
  12. Drug Screen* 
  13. Updated Resume
  14. CPR/BLS*
  15. Must register as a Pharmacy Technician Trainees on the Ohio Pharmacy Board website. 
    * may be additional cost 

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The Pharmacy Technician program is offered at Great Oaks by Condensed Curriculum International (CCI). Since 1993, CCI has supported schools in communities nationwide with educational programs focused on healthcare and other in-demand disciplines.