Pharmacy Technician

Top Pharmacy Technician Program in Northeast Ohio & Cleveland Area

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(600 Hours) Financial Aid Eligible Program (For those who qualify)

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for pharmacy career opportunities in retail, hospital, and long-term care settings. Pharmacy Technicians assist licensed pharmacists to provide medication and other health care products. Pharmacy Technician students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through an unpaid 96-hour externship. The program prepares students to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) Certification exam.

The course will include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Pharmacy technology
  • Pharmaceutical terminology
  • Pharmaceutical calculations
  • Medication dispensing
  • Drug storage
  • Office skills
  • Recordkeeping
  • Pharmaceutical techniques
  • Pharmacy law and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Customer service
  • Computer technology
  • OSHA
  • Inventory control
  • Billing and reimbursement
  • Health insurance claim forms
  • Sterile admixtures preparation
  • Extemporaneous compounding
  • Ambulatory pharmacy externship
  • Employability skills

Prior to externship participation, students will be required to complete a criminal background check, and drug screening. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average or better is required for students to participate in the externship opportunity. Some healthcare systems, physician practices, and/or pharmacies may require immunizations for students participating in externships.


Fall 2015
Monday – Thursday
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
September 2015 – June 2016

Spring 2016
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
February 2016 – November 2016 (approximate ending date)

Tuition Fee: $6,495 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $560)
Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fee.
Students can expect the following additional costs: immunizations and/or titres, drug screening and uniforms.

Registration begins at the Job & Career Training Program Open House Night on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Please call our Transitions Coordinator at (440) 891-7697 for more information.

Program Resources

Course of Study


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Additional Information

Gainful employment information – Student Policies & Financial Aid Consumer Handbook

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Pharmacy Technician 2014-2015 Advisory Members

Ms. Jessica Blevens, Southwest General Health CenterMr. Michael Connell, Nature’s Pharmacy & Compounding
Ms. Rosemary Guzzo, Omnicare Pharmacy
Ms. Lisa Lawson, Skilled Care Pharmacy/Fortis College-Ravenna
Mr. Rick Moss, United Pharmacy Services
Ms. Deborah Smith, Healthspan Integrated Care
Ms. Teresa Stahlberg
Mr. Jay Zoha, Southwest General Health Center