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Pharmacy Technician Program

Get a Start on Your Pharmacy Career

With the growing need for pharmaceuticals and a rapidly expanding healthcare field, the timing has never been better to begin a career in the industry. About 71% of pharmacy technician jobs are in retail pharmacies, grocery stores or mass retailers.

Pharmacy Technician Information Sessions


Fall 2018 Course Description and Schedule Information

Course Prerequisites and Special Notes

Program requirements: High school diploma or G.E.D, Adequate knowledge of 9th and 10th grade math (algebra), Proficient in English (verbal and written communication skills), No prior criminal record, 18 years old (some exceptions), Hand to eye coordination and finger agility.

This is a hybrid course that requires using Blackboard.

All pharmacy technicians must be nationally certified. This course will prepare you for both national certification exams.

This is a hybrid course that requires students to access Blackboard. Course meets for 81 classroom hours and 24 online hours.

This program may be eligible for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to qualified participants that are unemployed and meet the eligibility requirements. Call (847) 543-2990 for additional information.

Veterans should contact the College of Lake County Veteran Student Services office at (847) 543-2018 to determine if veteran education benefits could be applied to this course.

All classes are not offered every semester.


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Sustaining Wellbeing: A Health Equity Lunch and Learn

Friday, October 26, 12-1:30 p.m.
Grayslake Campus, Room TBA
Cost: $19 | CLC Students: $10

What is health equity, and why is it something you need to be aware of? Health equity is one of the pillars of sustainability that strives to achieve optimal individual health for everyone. It’s a community movement, but it starts with one person. Become part of the community that makes a difference!

Bring your lunch and join us for this very important conversation.

Learn more and register for Sustaining Wellbeing


Presented by Arlene Ryndak, MPH, RN

Arlene is a public health and public health nursing advocate who is a registered nurse with a Masters in Public Health. She believes that the social conditions in which we live have a profound effect on our health, both as individuals and as a community. Arlene was most recently on staff with the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center where she advocated for a strong public health system and chronic disease prevention through Live Well Lake County.



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