Sierra College Community Education Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy TechnicianTraining Program
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Program Summary:
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. Course fee includes uniform, CPR and PTCB examination. Sierra College College Community Education brings you this program in partnership with The Learning Oasis. 

Informational Session
Nov 9, 2016  6:00-7:00pm
*Pre-registration required

Roseville Gateway Campus
333 Sunrise Ave
Roseville, California 95661

Course Fee - Preregistration is required
$2,199;  Tuition includes uniform, CPR and PTCB exam fee. Students must give a 7-day notice before class start date for cancellation and refunds. Review refund policy here.  Enroll here.

Community Job Survey
Starting pay $16-20 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 US Department of Labor, the need for Pharmacy Technicians is expected to grow 25% through 2018.

“Eligible” students will be placed in externships. An eligible student is one who has all prerequisites on file with The Learning Oasis and has successfully completed the classroom portion of the course. 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 (will need birthdate at time of registration) by the time they do their externship and have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent. Prior to placement in an externship, each participant will be required to show proof of completion CPR for the healthcare (completed in class) and submit a resume.

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.

The title of Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) is given to a student when he or she has successfully passed the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam. A voucher to take the exam is included in the course fee and students will be given a prep guide. (The state of California does not require the PTCB test - but we encourage students to take it to improve their employment eligibility.)

Refund Policy
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: 

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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