Pharmacy Technician Training Program
As a Pharmacy Technician you will help the pharmacist package or mix prescriptions, maintain client records, refer clients to the pharmacist for counseling, assist with inventory control and purchasing, as well as collect payment and coordinate billing. This course meets State certification requirements with 182 hours of classroom and online instruction and a 120-hour externship to provide you with a complete learning experience. Must be 18 with a high school diploma or equivalent. Sierra College Community Education brings you this program in partnership with Career Training Solutions.
316 Vernon Street
Free Informational Session
Course Fee - Preregistration is required
$2,199; Students must give a 7-day notice before class start date for cancellation and refunds. Enroll here.
If student requests to withdraw from the class it must be submitted in writing to the Community Education Office. A refund will be granted under the following conditions and less the appropriate fees:
If received seven (7) days prior to the starting date, the refund amount will be course fee LESS: $250 Administrative fee. If received prior to the third class meeting, the refund amount will be course fee LESS: $400 Administrative fee. *Plus prorated class attendance and consumable supplies to be calculated. (varies by program; up to $450 depending on classes attended)
No REFUND will be granted after the third class meeting. Students who are dismissed from the program are not eligible for a refund. These are intensive programs and we make no guarantee of completion or passage.
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Starting pay $16-23 per hour. Because of the increased pharmaceutical needs of a larger, older population, growth in this occupation will be almost as fast as the average for all others in the state. According to the California's Employment Development Department, the need for Pharmacy Technicians is expected to grow 11.6% through 2024.
“Eligible” students will be placed in externships. An eligible student is one who has all prerequisites and has successfully completed the classroom portion of the course. Prior to placement in an externship students will need to submit a resume. Full details will be given during the first class session.
There are no minimum state requirements for enrollment. Students need to be 18 years of age by the time they do their externship and have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students need competency in, or completion of a basic computer operations course. Students need to have a basic mastery of English reading and comprehension and math basics. Students will be required to have access to the Internet, printing capabilities and an email address.
Upon completion, graduates will receive a certificate of completion and become eligible to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of California.