Pharmacy Technician
SUNY Jefferson
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Pharmacy Technician

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March 6, 2023 - April 24 2023  – 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. 

NWCA National Certification:  This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Pharmacy Technician (PTAC) 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 

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

Watertown Class:
Mondays and Wednesdays
6:00pm – 9:30pm

Register online or by requesting an application at or at Jefferson, Extended Learning Center, building E.