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This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, you will review pharmacy calculations, medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, review of the top 200 drugs, dosage calculations and conversions, I.V. flow rates, Aseptic technique, handling of sterile products, Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPM), drug compounding, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement.

Students must have strong math skills in order to be successful in this program and field.

To be eligible for the optional 80-hour externship, you must successfully complete the 50-hour classroom program, submit to our instructional partner a thorough background check (CORI), drug screening, proof of immunization, a negative TB test and meet other requirements. Strong math skills are required for success in this program.

Note: The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam (CPhT) are optional and are not included in the cost of the program. For additional information on the PTCB exam, visit their website at or call 800-363-8012

CRN: 27554 / Course: CSHH048-B2
Date(s): 3/24/2020 – 5/12/2020
Day(s)/Time(s): Tuesday & Thursday/6:30 to 10:00 pm
Campus/Room: Brockton/B326
Cost: $1,399 – includes textbook
Register for Pharmacy Technician

Certificate of Completion:

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Withdrawal and Refund Information

You must complete and submit in person a withdrawal form, which is available at any of our locations. Withdrawals before the start of the first class are granted a 100% refund. Withdrawals after the first class are refunded 0–50% depending on the length of the course.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration. Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made. A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

Parking Decals

There are designated parking lots available for students; however, a parking decal is required. If you do not have a decal, visit the Massasoit campus police with your driver’s license, car registration and proof of course registration to complete a form and obtain your decal.