Pharmacy Technician

Certified Pharmacy Technician (PHX 7960)


NOTE: Starting in Fall 2017, this course will no longer be offered. If you are interested in becoming a Pharmacy Technician, CPCC offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Pharmacy Technology (A45580) and a Diploma in Pharmacy Technology (D45580). More information about both options can be found on the program website.

What is a pharmacy technician?

A pharmacy technician is a medical professional who dispenses prescription drugs and other medical devices to patients and instructs them on their use, reviews prescription requests with doctor's offices and insurance companies, and other administrative duties. The Pharmacy Technician program prepares individuals, through classroom instruction, to obtain employment in various pharmacy settings. For those who are already employed as technicians, it expands their skills and knowledge of medications and drug therapies. Areas emphasized in this program include the top 200 prescribed drugs, pharmaceutical calculations, law, pharmacy tasks, IV admixtures, and chemotherapy.

At CPCC, we teach students to be leaders in their industry.

    • Complete your pharmacy technician training in just one semester.
    • Learn from field-experienced instructors.
    • Complete your training at a fraction of the cost as compared to a private school.
    • Easy enrollment!

Careers as a Certified Pharmacy Technician

The health care industry continues to seek experienced professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the population's evolving medical needs.  As a result, careers in fields like pharmacy technician continue to be an attractive career option for many of today's graduates.

This profession offers both variety in the workplace and competitive salaries.  In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, certified pharmacy technicians earn a median annual wage of $30,410 per year.


The CPCC Pharmacy Technician CCE program is patterned on requirements of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (, enabling participants to sit for certifying examinations. This program is recognized by local employers.

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