Pharmacy Technician

The need for quality pharmacy technicians is on the rise nationally and in Connecticut. Designed in partnership with the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, this comprehensive program will prepare you for an entry-level position in community, hospital, or long-term care settings.

Course highlights include medical terminology specific to the pharmacy; reading and interpreting prescriptions; and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculation; I.V. flow rate; drug compounding; and dose conversion. Dispensing of prescriptions; inventory control; billing, and insurance reimbursement will also be discussed. This course is also an excellent review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam. The fee for this exam is not included in the course cost.

This certificate program has been enhanced to provide you with better preparation for the world of work and to make a successful transition from training to career. As part of your certificate, you will learn workplace and career planning skills.

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


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:


Our certificate programs have been enhanced to provide you with the skills necessary to start your new career and how to make a successful transition from training to career. Topics covered are: Classroom Success, Navigating the Workplace, Soft Skills, Resume/Cover Letter Prep, Interview/Job Search Techniques. Students must complete this additional 12hr course in order to receive their certificate. This course is included in the cost of the certificate.

Dates are posted on the course page, here.


  • 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


Day/Time: Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Room: 318

Instructor: Peter Sposato

Cost: $1,199


Course Code: HMED G5356

Fall 2018

Day/Time: Tue/Thu, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Room: 303

Instructor: Peter Sposato

Cost: $1,199