Pharmacy Technician

pharmacy technician sidebarNon-Credit Certificate Program

This program is offered in partnership with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association.

This comprehensive, 60-hour course prepares you for an entry-level position in a community, hospital or long-term care setting. Topics include medical terminology specific to the pharmacy; reading and interpreting prescriptions; and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Learn dosage calculation, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, and dose conversion. Develop your knowledge of prescription dispensing, inventory control, billing, and insurance reimbursement. This program is an excellent review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam (not included in this course fee).

Prerequisite: Students must take a math Basic Skills Assessment prior to enrollment. To schedule an appointment call the Academic Success Center at 860-343-5770. This requirement is waived for any students who submit SAT or ACT scores, or a transcript showing enrollment in a college level math course. Proficiency in English and proof of high school diploma or GED are also required. Note: Individuals convicted of a felony are not permitted to sit for the exam.

Payment Plan available.

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Information

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) offers the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. For more information please visit

Students who complete the Pharmacy Technician program are eligible to receive college credit through Charter Oak State College!!


To Apply:

Fill out a non-credit registration form and attach your placement test scores. Submit these to the Continuing Education Department with payment in the form of cash, check or credit card.


Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Pharm Tech Courses

This Program Qualifies for the Following Funding Options:

Turn your dream of a career into a reality

You could be eligible for FREE Training in the Healthcare field through the Health Careers Advancement Program (HCAP). Eligibility based on employment and income guidelines.

Choose from any of these programs:

  • Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Medical Office Billing and Coding
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician

For more information on HCAP funding, contact either Omayra Vega at 203-624-1493 ext.216 or TaMesha Greene 203-238-3688 ext.307 and

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy.

The SNAP Employment and Training program prepares and assists clients by offering vocational training, career activities, case management, and support services. The SNAP Education and Training program assists students who are interested in career training for the following courses listed in this catalog:

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Connecticut Security Officer
  • Veterinary Assistant

To be eligible, students must receive SNAP benefits throughout the entire course, have a high school diploma or GED, be a US citizen, not have a felony record for most courses, and not receive TANF (cash) assistance from CT DSS. For more information about enrolling in a course under this program: contact Patrice Barrett at

July 20th at 10 to 11:30 AM in Chapman Hall 605
July 26th 1 to 2:30 PM in Chapman Hall 605
August 1st from 5:30 to 7 PM in Snow Hall 504

Come learn how to enroll in career classes for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters!

Are You Unemployed?
You may be eligible for funding for several training programs if you meet certain income requirements. Most Middlesex Community College career programs are eligible for WIOA funding. Contact the American Job Center in Meriden at 203-238-3688 ASAP.