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Workforce and Community Education Classes

Pharmacy Technician (Online w/Externship)



Registration is now open!!


Section: 057044

Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 11:00am, via  ZOOM  (click ZOOM to join meeting)

Meeting ID: 830 6650 3735    ///   Passcode: 716463

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

Program Dates: April 9, 2024 - Septmber 7, 2024

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

Fee: $2,399 (Does not include books*)
*Textbooks are sold separately at an additional cost of approximately $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 $350 per month for four (4) months or $500 down and about $475 per month for four (4) months Payment plans are coordinated with our partners at NelNet. Call our office for details / how to sign up.

Location: Online
Students will need to have access to internet, PC, laptop, or tablet and access to a printer in order to participate. This fully online program is taught by a live-instructor, in real-time, in a virtual classroom using Zoom technology. Class time is engaging, and students are encouraged to interact with their instructor and fellow students.

Instructor: Sonia Dominguez

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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Contact us for more details

Phone: (707) 476-4500

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