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Pharmacy Technician

Program Details

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Program Highlights

This 268-hour program will prepare you for licensing as a pharmacy technician through the California State Board of Pharmacy. The program includes 148 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of clinical experience. You will prepare for an entry-level position as a pharmacy technician in a hospital or retail pharmacy.

You'll Learn

  • Pharmacy math and calculations
  • Pharmacology and pharmacy law
  • Medication distribution and control measures
  • Sources and bodily effects of drugs, common uses, and interactions
  • Brand Name vs. generic drugs
  • Retail and hospital inpatient pharmacy procedures

Program Requirements

Advisory Notes

  • The state of California requires criminal record clearance through fingerprinting when applying for licensure as a pharmacy technician
  • A high school diploma or GED is also required for licensure by the State
  • This is a fee-based program that is not for college credit
  • For student loans, visit the SallieMae website



Date: July 10, 2024 - 6:00pm
Location: Herndon Campus, 390 W Fir Ave. Bldg. B, HC308, Clovis, CA 93611
Hours: 2
Instructor: R. Boyd
Cost: Free

Click Here to Register for Orientation


Dates: Monday/Wednesday, July 29 - December 16, 2024.
Hours: 268
Instructor: N. Schirmacher
Cost: $3,695*

*Additional 3rd party costs, separate from tuition, will be required for books, background check/drug screen, liability insurance and other non-tuition costs that may vary with student needs.


After registration, contact Rebecca Boyd via email at for the orientation packet. Please call 559.243.7532 or 1.800.934.3339 with questions.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the course start date are refundable, minus a $25 processing fee. After that, cancellations are subject to the entire course fee. Please note that if you don't cancel and don't attend, you are responsible for payment.