Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians in community hospitals, long-term care settings, or pharmacies are in-demand. This course offered in partnership with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association prepares students for entry-level positions. The course is also an excellent review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam. Pharmacy Technicians work under the direction of a pharmacists measuring, mixing, counting, labeling, and recording amounts and dosages of medications. Students are responsible for the PTCB exam fee of approximately $129 and the instructor will provide information on exam registration.

NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields. 


  • Medical terminology related to the pharmacy field
  • Dosage calculations and dose conversion
  • Proper storage, inventory control, drug security
  • Interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names
  • Procedures for dispensing prescriptions
  • Maintaining equipment & work areas through prescribed methods
  • Customer service, billing, and insurance reimbursement
  • Path from Training to Career


The course will prepare you to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam, which is a separate cost. Those with a felony conviction may not be able to take the certification exam. Please contact PTCB for more information on felony convictions:


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Basic computer skills
  • Pass assessment tests for reading and math. Call our information center at (860) 906-5130 to schedule testing. Individuals with college experience may request the assessment tests be waived.


Course Code: HMED G5356

Date: 3/18/19 to 5/10/19 (No class 4/19)

Day/Time: Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Room: 318

Instructor: P. Sposato

Cost: $1,199.00


Course Code: HMED G5356

Date: 2/19/19 to 5/14/19

Day/Time: Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Room: 318

Instructor: D. Pacitti

Cost: $1,199.00