Non-Credit Certificate Program


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

This comprehensive, 84-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: Proficiency in English and proof of high school diploma or GED is required. Note: Individuals convicted of a felony are not permitted to sit for the exam.

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!!

Upcoming Courses for Spring 2024:  Now Enrolling!

CRN: 81608 | Pharmacy Technician Online | Fee: $1,999 | 2/11/24-5/19/24 | Instructor: Thomas Crouse


Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received or 3rd party payment is confirmed. 
Upon registration, you will receive an email from, and in that email, we will include instructions for payment.

Instructions for Making Payments Online

Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make payments online. These instructions work for both credit and non-credit (continuing education) courses.

Refund Policy

A full tuition refund can be made if you withdraw from your course at least one working day before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Workforce Development  and Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.

Contact Us

For more information about courses, programs, and services, contact us by phone or email.
Phone: 860-343-5865
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

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