Non-Credit Certificate Program
The Pharmacy Technician Certification program is offered in partnership with the Connecticut (CT) 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 training program is an excellent review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam (not included in the course fee). More information about the national certification exam is available online at the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board website. Prerequisite: Proficiency in English, mathematics, and algebra as required to complete pharmaceutical calculations and directives, proof of high school diploma, or GED. *Note: Individuals convicted of a felony are not permitted to sit for the exam.
Students who complete the Pharmacy Technician Program are eligible to receive 4 college credits from Charter Oak State College.
Pharmacy Technician Program Prerequisite:
A math placement test to assess math skills prior to taking this program is required before registering. Fluency in mathematics and algebra is required to complete necessary pharmaceutical calculations and ensure success in the course an on the PCTB exam.
Students may schedule an appointment to take the placement test at the college Academic Success Center by calling 860-343-5770 and specifically requesting the Pharmacy Technician Placement Test. Students may also substitute SAT or ACT scores. Students who have completed MAT 095 or MAT 137 do not need to be tested.
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.