Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Program 

Under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings.  This course is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a Pharmacy Technician.  The course will consist of a 60 hour instructor led class followed by an 80 hour externship in an actual pharmacy setting.   The course will prepare the student to take the National Certification Exam to become PTCB certified. 

The instructor led portion of the class will review various topics including pharmacy operations, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, routes of administration, medical abbreviations, medication dosage forms, interpreting drug orders, regulations, and the top two hundred prescription medications. 

The externship portion of the course is designed to give the student real world experience in a pharmacy setting to reinforce the topics studied in the classroom. Students will also be given practical knowledge on the interview process and what employers are seeking in a candidate.

Students must have HS Diploma/GED, high school level math skills, a state or federal issued photo ID, and must complete a CORI/SORI background check. (60 hours classroom and 80 hours Externship) $1,299.

Course Dates:           September 19 – December 14, 2017 (no class November 23rd)
                                  Tuesday/Thursday evenings                                 
Classroom Times:     6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location:                   Bedford , MA campus.  Henderson Hall room 210, 591 Springs Road Bedford, MA

Externship Hours:    80 hours.  To be arranged with Host Location

To apply email Ellen at or call 781-280-3570

Last Modified: 6/14/17