Pharmacy Technician

Program Length

50 hours
plus 80 hour externship


Scarlet Oaks:
6:00 pm-8:30 pm/10 weeks


Program Dates

Scarlet Oaks:
August 22 to October 1, 2020 (combination online & on-campus -see schedule here)
January 19 to March 30, 2021

Program Campus Location

Scarlet Oaks Career Campus
303 Scarlet Oaks Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Tuition Information

Tuition: $1,399 (Exam cost not included)
Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam:  $129


Related Information

Pharmacy Technician detailed information flyer

Scarlet Oaks (night classes)
Pharmacy Technician Admission Packet (Scarlet Oaks)

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.

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

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Attendance at an information session
  • BCI and FBI background check*
  • WorkKeys® testing*
  • Physical exam*
  • Two-step TB test*
  • Immunization record (MMR, Varicella, Tdap and Hepatitis B 3-dose series)*
  • Copy of high school diploma or HSE
  • Drug Screen*

*May be additional cost

Ready to Enroll?
  • Attend an information session
  • Submit completed program requirements to the campus you plan to attend

Scarlet Oaks Information Sessions (Door #3):
View this online information session for classes at Scarlet Oaks

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.