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Glendale Community College
1122 E. Garfield Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 240-1000 ext. 5015

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Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Dates:April 6 - August 17, 2019
Meets:Sa from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, 20 sessions
Location:Garfield Campus, Mariposa Building MP 203
Instructor:Bev Peterson
Fee: $2,199.00

Class begins Saturday April 6 and ends September 7, 2019 No classes held the following dates: April 20, May 25, August 31, 2019.

There are still openings remaining at this time.


A career as a Pharmacy Technician gives you the opportunity to be part of one of the fastest growing careers in the healthcare industry. As a Pharmacy Technician you will help the pharmacist with mixing and packaging prescriptions, referring clients to the pharmacist for counseling, inventory control and purchasing, as well as collecting payment and coordinating billing.

Our program provides instruction in the following essential areas:

  • Screeing prescription orders for accuracy and completeness
  • Preparing prescriptions - retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure and sometimes mix the medication
  • Performing calculations
  • Using technology to help maintain accurate patient records, prepare and package medications, and place orders
  • Understand the effect of medications on the body Identifying the use, dosages and purposes of medications

This program includes 182 hours of classroom instruction (including quizzes and activities online), and 120 hour externship for a total of 302 hours. Graduates of this program may find career opportunities in the retail, hospital and mail-order pharmacies, as well as drug companies and opportunities to teach Pharmacy Technician classes.

Textbooks are sold separately for about $288. Order online: Pharmacy Practice 6th Edition/Pharmacy Labs 3rd Edition Text with eBook + EOC/Pocket Drug Guide & Course Navigator ISBN: 978-0-76387-981-5 ( )

 **REFUNDS: Must be requested in writing 10 business days before the first class meeting. A 10% processing fee will be retained by the college. No refunds after first class meeting.