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The Pharmacy Technician certificate program at Contra Costa Medical Career College will give you the tools to enter the healthcare world as a professional in a retail pharmacy, hospital, home healthcare setting, mail order or pharmaceutical wholesalers industry.
Pharmacy Technicians may assist pharmacists in providing medications and healthcare products to patients. As a certified Pharmacy Tech, you’ll receive and verify prescriptions and prepare patient medication. CCMCC’s Pharmacy Technician classes will also train you to maintain client profiles and insurance claim forms. Pharmacy Techs are the key communication liaison between medical professionals, doctors, pharmacists and patients.
Contra Costa Medical Career Colleges Pharmacy Technician classes train you to:
- Prepare and provide medication and other health products to patients
- Mix intravenous solutions
- Count tablets and labeling bottles
- Receive electronic prescriptions from medical offices
- Handle computer order entry of prescriptions
- Receive written prescriptions and requests for patient refills
- Stock and inventory prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
The California State approved Pharmacy Technician program at CCMCC qualifies its students to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (CPhT), administered by PTCB. More states and employers are requiring certification as reliance on Pharmacy Technicians grows.
Prescribed education leads to a healthy career as a Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacy Technicians are in high demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Pharmacy Technicians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012. Employment opportunities for Pharmacy Technicians are expected to be excellent due to increased needs within the pharmaceutical industry, a larger and older population, and a greater need for medication today.
Contra Costa Medical Career College’s Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program prepares you for employment through the following coursework:
- Pharmacy Law and Ethics
- Pharmacy Regulatory Guidelines
- Pharmacy Math
- Inventory Maintenance
- Clerical Duties
- Pharmacy Laboratory Skills
- Computer Applications
- Pharmacy Technician Externship
Type of degree conferred : Certificate
*State licensure is a REQUIREMENT for successful completion of this program. A certificate of completion will NOT be issued until California state licensure (registration #) is received. It takes up to 90 days for the California Board of Pharmacy to process applications after the application has been received. Contra Costa Medical Career College will assist you in completing all application requirements prior to submitting your application. California State licensure is REQUIRED for Pharmacy Technician employment in the state of California. An application for licensure will be denied by the Board of Pharmacy if a felony conviction is found on an applicant’s background check.
Total Fees paid to Institution:
Registration Fee: $75.00
STRF Fee: $1.00
Students are also responsible for the following fees NOT paid directly to Institution:
BLS American Heart Association for Health Care Providers: $85.00
Background check and drug screen: $176.00
California State Licensing fee: $80.00
Self-query fee : $16.00 (required by Board of Pharmacy)
Optional Fees upon program completion :
Certification Exam: $135.00 (certification is NOT required for state licensure)