Online Registration

Pharmacy Technician Training Program

Dates: September 21, 2019 - March 7, 2020

Meets: Sa from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Garfield Campus, Mariposa Building MP 203

Registration Fee: $2,199.00

Hybrid for the Fall

Why wait to begin training for a rewarding career as a pharmacy technician? The pharmacy technician program at Glendale Community College takes a unique approach by combining online training and classroom training! Unlike self-paced, online programs, GCC’s pharmacy technician program is taught in real-time by a live instructor in a virtual classroom using Zoom technology. This 260-hour program covers topics such as pharmacology for technicians, pharmacy law and regulations, sterile and non-sterile compounding, quality assurance, and medication safety. Most pharmacy technician skills will be taught virtually. A classroom lab day has been scheduled at the end of the program to give students the opportunity to learn sterile and non-sterile compounding.

Program includes a 120-hour externship where you will receive hands-on training in a pharmacy under the direction of a pharmacist. Upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Technician program, you will be eligible to apply for your California Pharmacy Technician License. *

Students must purchase a required textbook. Attend the FREE orientation for more information.

Program at a Glance Our program provides instruction in the following essential areas: • Screening 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 & package medications and place orders • Understand the effect of medications on the body • Identifying the use, dosages and purposes of medications

Career Opportunities Graduates of this program may find career opportunities in the following areas: • Retail, Hospital, and Mail-order Pharmacies • Drug Companies • Education (PT instructor)

Pre-Requisites: You must be 18 years of age or older and have a High School diploma or equivalent (GED or HiSet); be proficient in keyboarding; understand computing and word processing; have good English language skills and Math skills. Must also have internet access, printing capabilities, and an email address. A clean background check is necessary for licensure in CA.

*This program fulfills the education requirements of the California Board of Pharmacy (Business and Professions Code Section 4202) for pharmacy technician licensure.


**REFUNDS: Must be requested in writing 5 business days before the first class meeting. A 10% processing fee will be retained by the college. No refunds after first class meeting.

Notes:

Class begins Saturday Sept 21, 2019 and ends March 14, 2020 No classes held the following dates: Nov 30, Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 4, Jan 18, Feb 15
Fee: $2,199.00
Hours:168.00

Garfield Campus, Mariposa Building MP 203

1122 E. Garfield Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205

Bev Peterson

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09/21/2019Saturday8:30 AM to 4 PM Garfield Campus, Mariposa Building MP 203
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