Workforce and Community Education Classes

Pharmacy Technician

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Date: March 13 - August 7, 2021

Days/ Times: Saturdays 9:00am - 12:30pm
                      Tuesdays 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Fee: $1,999 (Does not include books*)
*Textbooks are sold separately at an additional cost of approimately $245 with shipping

Student Capacity: 25

Payment plan: All payment plans require a $20 enrollment fee and must be processed using a debit/credit card. $1,000 down and about $250 per month for four (4) months or $500 down and about $375 per month for four (4) months

Location: Online

Instructor: TBD

FREE INFO SESSIONS (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED):
Online Information Sessions*: Saturday 2/6/2021 10:00am - 11:00am or Thursday 2/18/2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm

*To access an online information session from a PC, MAC, Linux, iOS or Android device, go to Zoom Meeting. You will need internet access and a webcam or phone connection.

Become a Pharmacy Technician in just 7 months!  Train to assist the pharmacist in preparing and mixing prescriptions, maintaining patient records, purchasing and inventory management, billing and reimbursement, and more.

Topics include:

  • Pharmacology for technicians
  • Pharmacy law and regulations
  • Sterile and non-sterile compounding
  • Quality assurance 
  • Medication safety 


The pharmacy technician program includes a 120-hour externship, where the student will receive hands-on training in a local pharmacy under the direction of a pharmacist.  This program prepares students to sit for the PTCE and ExCPT exams (not included in fee) and meets the training requirements for licensure by the California Board of Pharmacy. The following math skills are necessary to pass the pharmacy technician program: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and percentages.

Students are required to have a high school diploma or GED in order to apply for licensure in CA. For licensure, students will need to undergo a background check. Felonies and misdemeanors especially recently in areas involving drugs/alcohol, theft and multiple arrests could impact a student's ability to obtain a license.

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Phone: (707) 476-4500


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