Pharmacy Technician
SUNY Jefferson
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Pharmacy Technician

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Spring 2024 – March 4, 2024 – April 22, 2024 - Watertown, NY

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. 

National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) – Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) exam. 

Clinical Externship: As part of this Pharmacy Technician program, you will be eligible to participate in an 80 hour clinical externship.

Course Contact Hours: 50 hours

Clinical Externship Hours: 80 hours 

Spring 2024 - Watertown Class:
March 4, 2024 – April 22, 2024
Classes run Monday/Wednesday from 6:00pm - 9:30pm 

Cost: $999 (Textbooks included)

MyCAA funding may apply for qualified individuals. Note this scholarship will NOT pay for the textbooks. Textbook expenses will be the financial responsibility of the student. For this course, textbook cost is $150. MyCAA Education and Training Plans (ETPs) must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the training start date to MyCAA for consideration for funding within the training program.

(Traditional Army tuition assistance, GI Bill® funding and traditional college financial aid does not apply).

NEW Limited Funding for Spring 2024: Rural Healthcare Training Grant  The training grant offers a tuition scholarship of up to $2,000 toward tuition to eligible students. Eligible applicants include veteran or veteran spouse students enrolled in Spring 2024 Pharmacy Technician course. Request an application from JCC Workforce Solutions

Summer 2024: Fort Drum
June 10, 2024 – July 17, 2024
Classes run Mon/Wed/Fri. from 9:00am - 12:30pm
No Class: June 19, 2024 and July 5, 2024

Disclosure: In partnership with Jefferson Community College, this program will be fully delivered by Condensed Curriculum International (CCI). CCI is headquartered at 214 Little Falls Road Fairfield, NJ 07004. There are no additional costs students are expected to incur as a result of enrolling in the educational program.