HH 133 Pharmacy Technician Certification Program

60 sessions

This 300-hour comprehensive course, will provide instruction for entry level employment as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (ChPT) within the healthcare industry. This program focuses on employment in healthcare facilities (hospitals or long term care), direct order pharmacies and/or pharmaceutical companies. Retail pharmacy employment is also an option for graduates of this program.

Course includes: Role of pharmacy technician; healthcare environments; legal and ethical considerations; associated medical terminology; anatomy and physiology; metric system; drug calculation; adult and pediatric common drugs; drug interactions, drug storage and disposal.

Laboratory sessions are required during this program and include skills competencies and testing.  Required skills include:  reading, filling and labeling prescriptions; sterile compounding and aseptic technique; preparing parental medications; Automated Dispensing System control and maintenance; Laminar Flow Hood utilization and maintenance; IV additives. 

Program fee includes the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)  Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (PTCE), required textbooks; laboratory fees, supplies and required lab coat.  

Prerequisites: HS Diploma/GED. Strong math and reading skills are required. Some students may be required to participate in a pre-course math assessment to determine program readiness.

** Clinical Rotation Internship Program is available and is optional for qualified students.  Clinical rotation areas include: healthcare facilities, direct order and corporate pharmacies.  This rotation requires a complete physical examination, immunizations, criminal background check and NJ Registration as a pharmacy technician. Clinical rotation dates for this section will be determined after course session is completed and will be 160 hours (8 hrs/day x 4 weeks).  Student eligibility guidelines will be discussed on the first day of class.


Image result for pharmacy technician certification board


OL 432 Medical Math


Hours: 24 hour course (online)

Begins on Wednesday, every month 

Online Course

Master medical calculations in an engaging environment! In these fun and practical lessons, gain the medical math skills you need for anything from calculating dosages to using scientific formulas. Whatever medical field you're in, the hands-on activities in this course will help you perform day-to-day math tasks quickly and easily. 

REGISTER & PAY ONLINE at www.ed2go.com/bccdce