Pharmacy Technician

Program Details

Program Highlights

This 268-hour program will prepare you for licensing as a pharmacy technician through the California State Board of Pharmacy. The program includes 148 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of clinical experience. You will prepare for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician in a hospital or retail pharmacy.

You'll Learn

  • Pharmacy math and calculations
  • Pharmacology and pharmacy law
  • Medication distribution and control measures
  • Sources and bodily effects of drugs, common uses, and interactions
  • Brand Name vs. generic drugs
  • Retail and hospital inpatient pharmacy procedures

Program Requirements

  • Attend the mandatory orientation (no registration required)
  • Take the math assessment at orientation (Covers fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages. Simple calculators can be used - no phones. A score of 70% or higher is required to enter the program. Bring a #2 pencil.)

Advisory Notes

  • The state of California requires criminal record clearance through fingerprinting when applying for licensure as a pharmacy technician
  • A high school diploma or GED is also required for licensure by the State
  • This is a fee-based program that is not for college credit
  • For student loans, visit the SallieMae website


To register or for questions, contact Rebecca Boyd via email, or call 559.243.7532 or 1.800.934.3339


Date: July 6, 2022 - 6:00pm
Location: Online through Zoom
Hours: 2
Instructor: R. Boyd
Cost: Free


Dates: Monday/Wednesday, August 1 - December 10, 2022, 6:00-10:00 pm
Hours: 268
Instructor: N. Schirmacher
Cost: $3,695

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the course start date are refundable, minus a $25 processing fee. After that, cancellations are subject to the entire course fee. Please note that if you don't cancel and don't attend, you are responsible for payment.