PROGRAMS

PROGRAM INFORMATION                

The Pharmacy Technician Program will prepare students to assist pharmacists in their day-to-day tasks.  These professionals work under the supervision of licensed Pharmacists and other health care providers.  Program certification requires 219 hours classroom instructions and a 240-hour externship, total clock hours 459.

Upon successful completion you will be able to:

  • Collect, organize, and evaluate patients information for accuracy
  • Prepare medication orders, inventory, stock shelves, and fill prescriptions
  • Perform aseptic technique in a horizontal LAH and prepare IV piggyback orders
  • Compute pharmaceutical calculations, reconstitute sterile drugs, and proper storage of medications
  • Compound suspensions, suppositories, capsules, creams, eye and eardrops, gels, ointments, and chewables

 COURSE FEES 

  • $2500 includes STRF, supplies, extern, and exam certification
  • $125 Registration Fee (Non Refundable)
  • Fee does not include CPR, uniform, fingerprint, drug screening, and textbooks
  • VCC does not provide financial aid.
  • Payment plan available

TEXTBOOK: Required textbooks are sold separately

  • The 21st Century Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Tech/ Lab Manual by Mosby’s 1/E
  • Math Calculation for Pharmacy Technician 2/E
  • Pharmacy Management Software/ A Work text 2/E 

 

CERTIFICATION

Graduates will be qualified to apply for state registration with the California State Board of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and the National Certification Exam (NHA) are optional.