Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

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

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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 and 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. This certificate program is designed to be completed in one semester.

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 20 percent by 2022.

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 certificate-programs.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Upon completion of the certificate program and after attaining a 75% or better score on the Board of Pharmacy Qualification Exam, the student will be able to apply and be licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in Massachusetts.
  • Graduates are prepared to apply and sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
  • Upon passing the National PTCB Exam graduates will be able to be registered as a Pharmacy Technician in Massachusetts.

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