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


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

Room: 318

Cost: $1,199


Course Code: HMED G5356

10/02/18-12/13/18 (No classes 11/21, 11/23)

Day/Time: Tue/Thurs, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Room: 309

Cost: $1,199