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Pharmacy Technician

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and understanding of the profession to perform as a pharmacy technician in different practice settings, such as hospitals, retail pharmacies, jails, correctional facilities, office buildings, infusion centers and state/government jobs. Topics of instruction include clerical skills, customer service, insurance, billing, prescription processing, medical abbreviations and transcribing doctor’s orders. This course offers certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and retail skills. The State Board of Pharmacy requires theory of 240 hours minimum, which includes the following areas: knowledge of practice settings, standards and ethics, laws and regulations; knowledge to identify and employ pharmacy and medical terms, abbreviations and symbols, knowledge and ability to calculate common dosages, employ pharmacy, metric and apothecary systems; knowledge and understanding of the identification of drugs, drug dosages, routes, and forms; knowledge of and ability to perform recordkeeping techniques and the ability to dispense medications. Students will gain knowledge of hospital extemporaneous compounding and intravenous admixture, aseptic technique, total parental nutrition (TPN) calculation and admixture, laminar flow hood operation, personal protective equipment guidelines, flow rates, cassette fills. In addition to theory, a minimum of 240 hours of clinical internship are required and included. This course includes additional hours to assure competencies and proficiency.

Pharmacy Technician:

Course schedule is subject to change to a distance learning/hybrid format based upon community health concerns and mandates.


Indio (CLICK HERE for campus address, phone & maps)
COST: $8,900

Federal Financial Aid available for those who qualify.


21 weeks : September 1, 2020 - January 27, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Riverside - Alessandro (CLICK HERE for campus address, phone & maps)
COST: $8,900

Federal Financial Aid Available for those who qualify.


21 weeks : September 1, 2020 - January 27, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.

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Admission Requirements

  • High school or equivalent transcript
  • SCE orientation & assessment*
  • Social Security Card or Right to Work Document
  • Current government issued photo ID
*may be required