Pharmacy Technician Program

ID : 46078   
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This comprehensive 55 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 Board’s PTCB exam.  Those who successfully pass the exam would be eligible to obtain a license to practice as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of California.


Pharmacy Technician Program Overview – 55 Classroom Hours-80 Externship Hours; Tuition $1,699

  • The history of pharmacy; and the retail, hospital, home health, mail order and institutional pharmacies

  • Pharmacy medical terminology

  • The role of the pharmacy technician; drug regulations and controls and HIPAA

  • An extensive review of Pharmacy Calculations and pharmacy math  – critical to PTCB certification

  • Drug Classifications and the “Top 200 Drug Review”; and major classes of drugs including top brand names and generic drugs

  • Basic Biopharmaceuticals and a review of “Routes and Formulations”

  • A review of Parenterals and Drug Compounding

  • Aseptic technique and the handling of sterile products

  • Prescription Interpretation; Parts of a Prescription Label; Parts of a Written Prescription; and Auxiliary Labels

  • Inventory management and financial issues

  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), demonstration of TPN admixture, hands-on practice of IV admixture; basics of IV solutions; calculating 24 hour supply of IV solutions; etc.

  • National Certification: Students would be eligible to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam.

    10 Saturdays, 2/4-4/22 (No class 2/18 & 4/15); 9:00 AM-3:30 PM  Building 14 , Room 202

    Attend our Free 1 Hour Information Session
    Thursday, January 5th, 2017
    6:30-7:30 PM @ College of San Mateo
    Call for the Building/Room and to Sign up!

    Call Julie Elmquist at 650-574-6149 with any questions about this program, to sign
    up for our 1 hour presentation about a Pharmacy Technician career, or to register for our live
    Pharmacy class beginning Sautrday February 4th, 2017! The class instructor will be on hand to present an
    overview of this dynamic program and answer any
    questions that you might have!


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Class Details

10 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

College of San Mateo (CSM)

Intl. Condensed Curriculum 

Please read: CSM, Bldg. 14, Rm. 202



Registration Closes On
Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 02/18/2017, 04/15/2017)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/4/2017 - 4/22/2017 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM San Mateo, College of San Mateo (CSM)  Map Intl. Condensed Curriculum 

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