Training: Pharmacy Technician

2022-07-12T10:05:58-04:00 July 12th, 2022|

If you are interested in this program, please complete the form below:

Pharmacy Technician

Under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings.

  • September 13 to December 8
  • 60-hour online class (via Zoom)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
  • 80-hour unpaid externship – scheduled towards the end of class

Training at Middlesex Community College in Lowell

This course is designed to teach students, in a retail setting, the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a Pharmacy Technician.

  • 60-hour instructor-led class, followed by an 80-hour externship in an actual pharmacy setting.
  • The instructor-led portion of the course will review various topics including pharmacy operations, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, routes of administration, medical abbreviations, medication dosage forms, interpreting drug orders, regulations and the top two hundred prescription medications.
  • The externship is designed to give the student real-world experience in a retail pharmacy setting to reinforce the topics studied in the classroom. Students will also be given practical knowledge on the interview process and what employers are seeking in a candidate.

 The course will prepare the student to take the National Certification Exam to become PTCB certified.

This is a fast-paced class that requires students to have a basic understanding of fractions, formulas, and conversions.

MassHire Programs & Services are funded in full by US Department of Labor (USDOL) Employment and Training Administration grants. Additional details furnished upon request.

Translate »