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: Students must take a math Accuplacer prior to enrollment. To schedule an appointment call the Academic Success Center at 860-343-5785. 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.

Upcoming Courses:

CRN: 3403 | Pharm Technician Online | Fee: $1,599 | 9/12 – 12/19 | Instructor: Thomas Crouse

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 when you withdraw from your course at least 3 working days before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.


Michelle Fuhrman

Director of Non-Credit Programs
Phone: 860-343-5716
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

Juliann Holzer

Continuing Education Aide
Phone: 860-343-5784
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414

Kelly Kline

Continuing Education Coordinator for Allied Health Programs
Phone: 860-343-5713
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Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 514

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