This program is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists in preparing medication orders for patients. They also perform administrative duties such as answering phones, stocking shelves, and ordering pharmacy items. Pharmacy technicians are required by the State of Ohio to complete an approved training program and meet certification requirements. Through the nationally recognized Pharmacy Technician training program, students are given the skills and knowledge to enable them to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies as well as prepare for national certification as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). Students will earn their CPhT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) certificate from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. In addition to the coursework, students must complete a 200-hour unpaid externship, which is scheduled after all coursework is completed. This course is taught at the WCCC Atrium Campus, located on the Atrium Medical Center campus near Middletown.
• High School diploma or GED® or equivalent
• WorkKeys assessment
Required Prior to Externship:
• Pass FBI/BCI background check
• Required immunizations: Physical with 2-Step TB Test (not 1-Step TB), Hepatitis B Series, 2-MMR vaccines, flu vaccine, Varicella, and Tetanus.
Please note: WCCC does not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination. However, all of WCCC's partner clinical and externship sites do require the vaccination. Therefore, in order to complete the program, you will be required at some point to show your vaccination card.
• Health Care Provider CPR
• Certified CPhT Technician (CPhT)
• WCCC Certificate of Program Completion
• 18 years old
• High School Diploma or GED
• Certification from an accredited training program
CAREER-TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES
CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider/First Aid
Manual for Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Management Software
Medical Terminology I & II
Nutrition & Wellness
Employability I & II
Law & Ethics
Pharmacology I & II
Certification Exam Review
• Tuition $7,250
Includes: Application, Workkeys Assessment, textbooks, 1 set of scrubs, FBI/BCI background check, testing fee
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Program Start Dates:
Classes held Monday thru Thursday, 5:00-9:30pm. Click HERE
for start dates.
*Note: The 200-hour externship is scheduled after the program end date. Students must complete 160-hour externship 6 months from class end date.Contact Person:
Libby Niehaus, Program Coordinator
Information on all medical programs HERE.
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