Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians I PMT111 3 ENG095 placement
Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians II PMT112 3 PMT111
Pharmacy Practice for Pharmacy Technicians III PMT113 3 PMT112
Pharmaceutical Calculations PMT101 3
Practicum and Seminar for the Pharmacy Technician PMT299 4 ENG095 or placement
Total Credits 16

Additional Information

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Program Overview

Through classroom teaching and practical experience in one or more pharmacy settings, the student will be prepared to work in teams supervised by a pharmacist to prepare prescriptions; provide customer service, perform inventory control, record keeping and the packaging of drugs. Courses in this 16-credit program include the following topics: Pharmacy Operations, Pharmaceutical Calculations, Pharmacology and Pharmacy Law. Students also participate in a 150 hour Internship in a pharmacy.

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks

As a prerequisite for placement in a clerkship site, to take the PTCB examination, and for registration as a technician with the Board of Pharmacy, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6 Sections 167 – 178B, to access CORI records.

For more information regarding the College’s CORI check process, please contact the College CORI Officer at 617-228-2193.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by more than 30 percent by 2018.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/ certificate-programs.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Graduates apply to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
  • Upon passing the National PTCB Exam graduates will be able to be registered as a Pharmacy Technician in Massachusetts.

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