This comprehensive, 60-hour course will prepare students for an entry-level position in a community, hospital or long-term care setting. It is also an excellent review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam. Topics will include medical terminology specific to the pharmacy; reading and interpreting prescriptions; and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculation; I.V. flow rate; drug compounding; and dose conversion. Dispensing of prescriptions; inventory control; billing, and insurance reimbursement will also be discussed. The course fee does not include the PTCB exam fee. Anyone convicted of a felony is not permitted to sit for the exam.
Course Prerequisite: Fluency in basic math and algebra is required to complete necessary pharmaceutical calculations.
Please call 860.773.1450 for an application
Fee: $1,034 (includes text) plus $35 administrative fee
Students who have successfully completed the Pharmacy Technician Program are eligible to receive college credit through the Connecticut Credit Assessment Program administered by Charter Oak State College.
Students should request that a copy of their program transcript be sent to Charter Oak. Credits may be used at Charter Oak State College or transferred to another school by setting up a credit registry with Charter Oak (any transfer credit is at the discretion of the institution).
For more information, visit: Charter Oak’s Credit Registry site
Fill out the Pharmacy Technician application (above) and submit it to the Continuing Education Office.
Register by Facsimile: Complete registration form with VISA, MasterCard or Discover number and expiration date. Fax to 860.255.3675.
Starting August 1, please use Fax Number: 860.606.9732.
Register in Person:
- Monday through Friday: 9AM-4PM
- Register in the Continuing Education office, 700 Building, Room 7-116 (across from the library).
Register by Mail:
Registration form and payment information (checks/money orders made out to Tunxis Community College) must reach us at least one week prior to the start of the course.
Tunxis Community College
Continuing Education Office
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, CT 06032
Registration must be completed in full with payment information, date of birth and social security number.
For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.773.1450.