Pharmacy Technician

(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 two unpaid 96-hour externships. 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
  • Pharmaceutical calculations
  • Medication dispensing
  • Drug storage
  • Pharmacy law and ethics
  • Inventory control
  • Billing and reimbursement
  • Sterile admixtures preparation
  • Extemporaneous compounding
  • Ambulatory pharmacy externship
  • Employability skills

Students enrolled in programs with externships may be required to complete (at the student’s expense) immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or background check prior to the student’s placement at an externship site.

Criminal background check results may prohibit participation in the externship. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average or better is required for students to participate in the externship opportunity.

Certifications/Licensure include:

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
  • CPR


Fall 2016- Evening
Monday – Thursday
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
September 19, 2016-June 29, 2017 (approximate ending date)

Spring 2017-Day
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
February 21, 2017 – November 21, 2017 (approximate ending date)

Tuition Fee: $7,495 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $633)

Tuition includes textbooks and certification examination fee.

Students may expect the following additional costs: uniform, immunizations/titres, drug screening, physical exam, and/or background check.

For more information, please call the Transitions Coordinator at (440) 891-7697.

Program Resources

Course of Study


Sample Assignments

Additional Information

Gainful employment information – Student Policies & Financial Aid Consumer Handbook

Click here to view the Gainful Employment Disclosure.

Pharmacy Technician 2015-2016 Advisory Members

Mr. Curtis Banks, St. Vincent Charity Hospital
Mr. Michael Connell, Nature’s Pharmacy & Compounding Center
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, University Hospital
Mr. Jay Zoha, Southwest General Health Center