Pharmacy Technician Training Certificate—SNAP Approved

The Pharmacy Technician training program is a 84-hour comprehensive course to prepare students for an entry-level pharmacy technician position in a community, hospital, or long-term care setting. Topics include pharmacy-specific medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, IV flow rate, drug compounding, and dose conversion. Dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing, and reimbursement will also be discussed.

The course does not include the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. Anyone convicted of a felony is not permitted to sit for the exam. The program is designed and instructed by the CT Pharmacists Association. Fluency in practical mathematics and algebra is necessary to perform pharmacy calculations. Offering the National Healthcare Association or NHA exam to students that successfully complete the program.